My first few attempts, C&C please!

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  1. kreuzberg

    kreuzberg TPF Noob!

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    I've just recently got into photography and I thought I'd just post a few of my pics to see what you guys think, and if you've got any tips

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    All of them are unedited, apart from the last one which I cropped a little so any post processing suggestions are also welcome!
     
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    I like 5 & 6 but mostly 6. Do you think the little think on the top right side is a bird? Looks like it would be good for a travel advertisement. Try numbering your pictures next time around. It makes it a bit easier to reference a comment :).
     
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    i really like the 1 and 2 i think 2 would look a little better had you not put the horizon in the middle of the frame though.
     
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    Thanks for the feedback. Just numbered them now, have to remember that for next time.

    The thing is the top right of 6 is actually a kite, you can just make out the guy flying it (the little red speck where the sea and sand meet). Unfortunatly I didnt have a zoom lens with me at the time so your just going to have to take my word for it :lol:
     
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    i like #1, #5 and #6. #5 and #6 i like more though.they are both nicely composed shots. i agree with mitch1640 for #1.
     
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    I really like #5, the way the water is so calm with the reflection and then it just falls over the rocks...very nice. I also like 6, kind of looks surreal the way the colors are. good job
     
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    Thanks for all the positive comments everyone!

    Yeah I've discovered that that was a bit of a beginners mistake, since then I've learned about the "thirds" rule so my composition is a little better (I think!).

    I just took another film in today to be processed and I'll post the results next week.
     
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    I love 1,5, and 6 I think they are very nicely done. Great job! I dont think they look like noob shots all! :thumbup:
     
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    bigtwinky No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I wish people would post what they don't like about pictures instead of what they do like... would make CC that much more valuable to the poster. ;)
     
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    I like Number 1 -- The posts leading from left to right is really neat....lighting and coloring seem to be a little dull, but hey, who cares, right?

    Number 2 would have been better had the sun been in focus and towards the upper two-thirds of the photo....

    You must have a nice camera....and you sure know what to take photos of...I'm proud of you, keep up the great work....you're already better than me...just ask anyone here
     
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    Yes please be as critical as you want, like I said I want to improve my technique. Have you got any pointers bigtwinky?

    The weird thing was, No.1 and 2 were taken literally a minute apart and from roughly the same place so I was a bit surprised that the colours were so different. Have I underexposed the 1st one slightly, or is it because i changed lenses and apertures?

    The camera I use is just an old Fujica ST605, I don't think its anything that special
     
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    #1 - There are some nice compositional elements in this shot (diagonal lines, repeating lines) but the image on a whole is not working for me. The horizon isn't straight (tilting to the left and splitting the image in half), I don't care for the desaturated look, so much is happening in the bottom half of the image and the top half has almost nothing, the horizontal lines of the waves is clashing with the vertical lines of the posts, the posts ending short of the right edge bothers me a bit.

    #2 - I don't care for this image too much. Horizon is tilting to the left and is almost splitting the image in half. Almost nothing in the top half of the image. The two posts seem very random...just two dark objects on either side of the sunset. Image seems too desaturated.

    #3 - The horizon is tilting to the left and splits the image in half. The barbed wire in the upper left is really distracting. The texture of the canon (or whatever this is) is interesting but I wish the end of the canon was above the horizon line. Pale desaturated colors are uninteresting.

    #4 - Nice DOF and colors. The bird is nice and clear. The colors could pop a little more. The white spots in the right back are distracting. Wish the bird was offset to the right a bit more.

    #5 - Nice reflection shot...wish this was in the horizontal orientation. The branches on the right are distracting. Really don't care for the portrait orientation of this image.

    #6 - This image is harder to do C&C for because it's so small. It's split in two horizontally with a lot of boring nothing on the lower right. Maybe the larger image shows the textures in the sand better. The colors are nice. Attempt at a panoramic shot?
     

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