new to this, C&C.. please :)

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  1. rhall54

    rhall54 TPF Noob!

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    Trying to get the hang of my D40 and GIMP.

    C&C please!

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    Not bad, but I would shoot straight on, with a nice balanced composition - one ring on each side of the frame, and no distracting bokeh.
     
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    Yeah, the bokeh effect is too much on here. Mebbe if the second eyelet was more in focus and the extreme foreground wasn't.
     
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    thank you so much for the advice!

    This is the square in my town.. so I'll have to go down there and take some more pictures! :)
     
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    looks like on camera flash?? i could be wrong.. not a bad shot though
     
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    not bad at all... I like how you the ring in the foreground and background are placed in the photo. I find the direction of the wooden grain opposed to the bricks in the background provide good textures.

    I'd probably boost up the contrast a tad just to bring more of the textures out.

    Isn't GIMP such a great program for such a low price!
     
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    It was a nice catch, unique perspective and good attempt at being artistic, but I agree with saltface, I'd love to see the second ringlet more in focus.
     
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    I really like the textures and lines, silver color stands out to both reddish background.

    I think for composition, I would have tried to lower myself, and shoot the rings more vertical mid-line of the photo, still on the left 1/3 though. Right now, they're in the top 3rd of the photo my eye feels like it keeps getting pulled up "away" from the photo. (just mho though)
     
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    yes unfortunately i do not yet have a tripod.. so the flash was on. :(
     
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    Nice photograph!

    The subject matter is not so interesting. You could increase the drama by cropping the leftmost 1/5th or so off - just missing the knot or about there.

    That looks like about 80mm equiv. - which I like shooting with most! Anyway, nice job!
     

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