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  1. Son Dean

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    Hello all, thanks for reading. Obviously Im new here and I just wanted to introduce myself and remark on how hot of a site this is. Theres a lot of content on here and it looks like a place where I can learn a few things. I have to say thanks to my brother in law, who put me up on this site. good sh** man. Thanks!

    Turthfully, I am a novice photographer who snaps a pic or two here and there. Below, are a few shots that I would like to share with the community. Any tips, constructive criticism or recommendations are always appreciated and respected...

    City By Storm
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    Perpetual Ashes
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    Cranial Eclipse
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    Shedrow
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    Sunny STi
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    Fred Up
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    scary... your cat looks exactly like mine. Bit weirded out by it actually. Not bad photos, make sure to watch your reflections (guy in the car bumper), fill the frame like you did with that cat and get rid of stuff that doesn't help your subject.
     
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    Don't get all in a tizzy, there are tons of cats out there that look just like that. One used to come 'round my house.
     
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    well, they say everyone has a twin.... maybe it applies to animals too? lol

    thanks for the advice. im embarrased to say that I didnt even notice that my brother in laws reflection was caught in the bumper. youve got a great eye and I will definitely take your advice... fill in the frame...

    I really need to work on my indoor photos... they tend to come out with a tint from the lighting...
     
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    Maybe that's my cat too... :shock:

    Anywhoo - you can get rid of some of that tint by setting your white balance in your camera.
     
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    I know I am doing something wrong then, because everytime I adjust it the image still comes out the same... I'll figure it out... its a 40D... pretty easy to work with, but cant set the WB to save my life...
     
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    Well here's what I pulled from your manual:
    - Photograph a pure white object in the lighting your using (good 'ol printer paper)
    - Go into your WB menu and select custom then press 'set'
    - Import the WB data by using the dial to select the picture you took press 'set' then 'ok'
    You can check it out by searching Custom White Balance here: http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Owners-Manuals/Canon-EOS-40D-Manual.pdf
     
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    You are the man! Thank you for taking the time to research that for me! Okay, you have convinced me to mail you your cat back. lol
     
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    lmao!!! THANK YOU! I was telling the girlfriend I washed her and she's hanging out on the line until I figured out what to do.
     
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    In "Shedrow" it seems like the man walking the horse up from the left is a little distracting, and I only say this because there is a lot of emotion (whether I'm projecting that or not) on the horse's face. Although he's probably in the middle of chewing the hay, the timing of the shot makes it look almost as if he's nuzzling against it, with a look of resignation.

    I don't think cropping him and the other horse out would help...it's just a shame that they're in the frame. I really like it.
     
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    i always felt that something needs to be in the frame, but technically speaking there is always something in the frame. Im going to try to fill it in a little more like suggested and see what results yield from it. Im pretty high on bokeh and tend to take a lot of photos with it, but this particular shot I wanted to capture the horse and caught the hotwalker turning the corner as well... after transferring the images to my mac, and seeing how the hotwalker was blurred, I felt it was one of my better shots that day, and viola. But I understand your comment, I will try again tomorrow, minus the horse and hotwalker.

    And of course... Thank you ;-)
     
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    And a few more...

    Windows Edge
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    Hay You
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    Executive Fleet
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    The Portal
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    City Transportation
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    Belmont
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