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  1. BLS

    BLS TPF Noob!

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    This is my very first post, so I hope all goes well!

    The County Historical Society asked me to photograph this bridge because it's on the Nat'l Register of Historic Places. Please give me your thoughtfull and honest opinion.

    Should tell you that I use negative film, so I had to scan my print. As always the scanner ate some of the color. So what you see here differs from my print, most notably: the green in the opriginal print (except for the foreground grass) is more of a Spring Green.

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  2. ksmattfish

    ksmattfish Now 100% DC - not as cool as I once was, but still

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    Hmm, "this gallery marked as private"....
     
  3. BLS

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    Well, my first attempt didn't work. I'm giving it another try.

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    I love the composition and mood, but why is it so grainy?
     
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    It is very moody and peaceful, I like this a lot. But yeah, why is it grainy? What speed film were you using? Or did it just turn out like that after you scanned it?
     
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    the grass in focus doesn't really do it for me, but looking past the grass, it's a really amazing shot. Maybe next time try moving the focus to a log or something in the water. I think it needs a more definate focus point so you're not lost in the mess of grass.

    I do love the bridge and the reflections though. Great job :)
     
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    I love the mood here. And I agree with focus... Grass isn't so important here. but it's a wonderful shot
     
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    Corry Flirtacious and Bodacious Supporting Member

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    Wow. I love it! Makes me think if I walk over the bridge there's gonna be a huge castle before me!!! Heh heh!
     
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    castle?? and a prettey prince on a white horse??? huh Shrek again :)
     
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    Awesome picture. Grainy, yeah, but in my opinion I don't think the graininess hurts it at all. It makes it seem more bleak.
     
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    VERY nice! The grainy is the fog isn't it?

    I really like the shot!
     
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    BLS -

    IMHO this is an exceptional pic....as is... it conveys the stately manor an historic site deserves....

    very, very good!!!!
     

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