My old Camera - 2 for C&C

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  1. hartz

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    These are two of my favourite photos from my old camera, the Fuji Finepix S5500. Only PP I did was some minor cropping, contrast/brightness/white balance adjustments.

    For the surfer shot I wish I had my new camera because the Fuji S5500 can not shoot RAW continuously.

    For the bridge shot I tried a lot of bracketing to try and get detail in the shadow without blowing anything out. I tried to capture the majestic size and the hard straight lines. I am actually quite happy with how it came out, but would love ideas on how to do it better.

    Since this was something I saw "on the road" while traveling I did not have much choice in time of day, and since most of the land is private land my angle choices were also rather limited.

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    I took hundreds of photos of the surfer in different positions, with the sail in the center, with the surfer in the center, with the surfer and sail spread out, with the surfer "in the sun", etc. Of all of them I think this is probably the best one. I strugled to try and capture the colors of the Sunset, the colors of the kite, the detail in the clouds and the surfer silhouette sharply. Comments/recommendations on how to shoot this type of scene photo for next time would be very helpful.

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    Thank you
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  2. DanFinePhotography

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    These are actually very good. #1 i might have cropped a little farther out . #2 is awesome, great saturation
     
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    #1 is an interesting shot, but could use a bit more contrast. Also, I would have liked it better if the top of the bridge entered the frame at the very corner (just a little cropping).

    #2 is a very nice shot. You might want to crop some of the dead space off the right side, however.

    Very good shots. :thumbup:
     
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    love the second shot, would like it better without the flyer and less noise

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    Great shots. #2 is awesome, nice colors.
     
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    Good exposure(s). I like the first one a lot.
     
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    Now hes holding an imaginary handle? The sail adds so much to the photo and you took it away. hmmm
     
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    Well, I can clone him out too, but he is dark so is almost unnoticeable. Or maybe he is just a surfer huh..
     
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    How about correcting the horizon before worrying about cloning removal?
     
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    Yeah, noticed that but I don't mind it.
     
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    I like it better with the sail. It tells a story, rather than just being another sunset.
     
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    problem solved.
     

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