Oh no, not a C&C thread!

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  1. Turbo

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    I made the jump from P&S cameras last week. I've been struggling to find things worth shooting here in south-central Wisconsin...I try to get at least one shot a day whether I feel like shooting or not. C&C please.

    Here's two versions of essentially the same shot. I'm not sure which is better...I don't know if the vapor trail in one adds to it or detracts.

    Without:
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    With:
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    Same body of water a little later the same evening:
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    Earlier in the day, 180 degrees from where I shot the water at sunset. More of a snapshot I guess.
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    Another snapshot on the way to work:
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    Taken while wandering around in an antique shop:
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    Don't be gentle. I'm new to RAW, so any advice is welcome.
     
  2. Markw

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    Have you already processed them other than adding the border?

    I think the last one is by far the best. I love it. Its a shame about the dust on the bottom of it though. The one before it I also think was very nice.

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    Last one is has nice composition and color. It just needs more DOF
     
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    Agreed. Probably couldnt with the dim lighting conditions shops usually have. It would have been nice though.

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    True. Good point
     
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    i'm a sucker for sunsets so to me all those look good.
    the rainbow shot looks a bit under exposed.
     
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    question - the first 2 shots... the sky has these radiant lines in it... is that part of the picture or is my screen funny?

    fwiw i don't like the vapor trail
     
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    Are they for the first few inches above the right of the water? If so, I think theyre just clouds. Other than that, I dont see any lines.

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    I think it's your screen being funny. I've looked at it on 3 different screens, and I'm not seeing it. I think the problem with the vapor trail is that it breaks up the color of the sunset and isn't leading the eye where it should be.

    I think I may go re-shoot the violin if it's still there. The only light in the shop is from the windows. It's a very old building.
    I tweaked the RAW images a bit, added the borders, then saved as JPEG.
     

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