New Orleans Shots

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  1. RyanMTaylor

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    Hey guys, went to the N.O. 2 days ago and had a few hours free to go around shooting. Lemme know what you think and where I can improve?
    Thanks a lot.


    1) 1/1000 f5.6 ec+1 iso400 53mm
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    2) 1/4000 f5 ec-1/3 iso400 163mm
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    3) And this one just summed up the city for me. BROKEN. hah
    1/250 f4 iso200 109mm
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    Edit: Oh and the things I noticed about them are as followed:

    1) Could probably stand some lovin' from a polarizer.
    2) Wish I used a slightly deeper DOF. Some of the water is a OOF.
    3)Again a little OOF and possibly not saturated enough?
     
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    Interesting selection. Good thing you don't work for the New Orleans tourism board! Lol.
     
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    New Orleans is a retarded creation... A city below sea level holding back the sea... They deserve what they get...
    The great soup bowl..... "Oh, I was SHOCKED when my house flooded..." Yeah? Do some research on gravity and the flow of water....
     
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    lol. Any thoughts on the photos, too? :)
     
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    Ouch..... Do you feel the same way about Holland? Maybe I shouldn't open that can of worms....haha.
     
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    Don't we all strive to be as perfect as you seem to think you are then... You need to come down off that pedestal of fantasy you're standing on...

    As for the photos, interesting set. I'm liking the water one- not sure why though.
     
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    Have visited NOLA & Holland - will take Holland any day, no armed guards for the hotel parking lots.

    #3, if in focus, would be a good shot.
     
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    Anymore thoughts on how I can improve?
     
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    wow stsinner... thats terribly rude... yes, it was foolish, but man, have some heart... these people have lost everything... as a person who has been to NO MANY times to disaster relief work (and still going down again in March) i tend to think more about the people who are struggling as opposed to the fact that they built a city below sea level... have a heart

    on to the pictures... I guess for me when I saw a title "new orleans shots" i thought I was going to see pictures that portrayed new orleans (disaster or not) however, these pictures really could be of anywhere... maybe just a bad title for the thread... as for how to improve... the things you noted were the same thoughts i had
     
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    Yeah that's true. I didn't really think about the fact that they could be from anywhere. I guess I was just stating where I took them because I was out of town when I shot.

    So I guess if those things are pretty accurate I'll know where to improve next time. Thanks. :)
     
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    if you hadn't told us this was in NO, we would be clueless.
    try to take things that reflect the city, which every city that might be. also, the idea that NO only means floods,etc. is not necessarily true. It is true that is the most recent headlines about the city, but there are lots of fun things that would better reflect the city, unless that is not want you wanted to do.

    with regard to no . 2 , i was basically clueless about what it might be. Since others mentioned water, it did make some sense.

    just keep working and taking lots of photos. think more about what your point of view may be and what you want people to react too.

    have fun and don't worry about making mistakes, we all make them
     
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    Thank you very much for your response. #2 was kind of meant to be abstract so I'm not terribly worried that people didn't know what it was. Definitely something to keep in mind though so if I want it to be recognizable next time I'll know.

    About reflecting the city, here are a few more like that I think. I do have a hard time putting meaning into my shots so I'm going to have to work on that a lot more. Thanks again.

    1) sky is blown out. I don't have any filters so this was kinda tough. Any thoughts besides a filter?
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    And here's another water one. I like that you can see the traffic light in the background. It's also more in focus.
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