New Camera - New Garden of Gods Sunrise Photos!

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  1. ashfordphoto

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    I got my (new to me) Cannon Rebel digital last night and took it out to do some shots this morning. It's the stock EFS 18-55 lens, but I'm way happy with how things are turning out.

    I would love to hear all feedback about the photos - good and bad. Speak your mind and make me a better photographer! Thanks. :D


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    Well it looks like you're well on your way towards this landscape goal. One thing I think would really help these photos is a good polarizer and/or graduated neutral density filter to bring the sky back to a deeper color.

    The 2nd one, especially, is very compositionally strong, and with the deeper sky would be an absolute framer/seller. Great work on these, and congrats on the new camera.
     
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    The camera came last night and I went out this morning before any camera shops opened - otherwise I'd have a polarizer on there. My old one didn't fit.

    what does the graduated neutral density filter do?

    Thanks for the encouragement and critique. My goal is actually to frame/sell around town (hopefully/eventually), so thank you for your comment!
     
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    Looking great! I've been to garden of the gods and didn't come out with anything nearly as interesting or beautiful.

    When i come out to Boulder for school in the fall, we'll have to have a little local meetup. :)

    Good luck with selling the landscape photography. I'm having a hard time finding a market.
     
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    Thanks midget! We'll definitely have to meet up - I'm sure you have lots to teach me since I'm new to the photo world.

    In Boulder you'll be near Estes Park - my favorite place in the world so you'll have plenty of photo opportunities! Should be fun no doubt.
     
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    Good work! You sure live in a beautiful part of the world. The colorful sky in #1 is lovely, and the warm lighting on the rocks in #2 is gorgeous. Keep shooting and posting, as I'm enjoying your shots
     
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    thank you, antartican. :hug::
     
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    the graduated neutral density filter is clear at the bottom and slowly becomes darker to as you move towards the top, it's a way to keep the sky in check without changing the color at all, just the luminescence, and because it's not constant it doesn't make the ground any darker.
     
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    I think #4 is excellent.
     
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    Those are all awesome shots! Im jealous, i wish i had mountains here and a Canon Rebel. Oh well...
     

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