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  1. oakley

    oakley TPF Noob!

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    what can i do to improve this shot?


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    It's a pretty good capture. But I would crop out the left side a bit (basically the entire tree on the left).
     
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    i had to reduce the image size to do the overlays, but here are my thoughts (if you have an issue w/my edit, i'll gladly delete it from the post)

    - focal point. i think it's evident what the focal point is, soo..

    - there's a bit too much information in the photograph ie weeds/trees/branches. eliminate some of it.
    - crop the placement so that the focal point lies within a compositional outline.

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    nice shot, btw. what lens did you use? how long did she stand there for you before she gave you the tail end and white flag as she bounced off?
     
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    the pics did not show up on my screen please feel free any time to retry any thing i do i have just started taking pics at the first of november so any help is appriciated. the lens was a sigma 28-300 on a minolta 450 si i was actually trailing her for about 250 yards when she stopped and i took this pic. she never ran i just quit chasing her.
     
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    bad timing on my part; i moved my domains to a different host and the dns hasn't yet propogated, so the images didn't show up. i'll email them to you if i can through the tpf system.

    *** edit - nope, i can't send attachments via tpf. pm your email addy to me.
     
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    motcon, thanks for the e-mail it really help to see the correction to the pic also the way you laid out the focal point. that is the kind of infor mation that i am looking for to help me understand photography i have been doing some reading on various peoples web sites and spending several hours on here studing peoples pictures and tring to learn. the one thing i can say is this is an exciting hobby but there is ALOT of learning.
     
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    absolutely my pleasure. if you want to learn more, feel free to join us; we get together once a week to do photo critique and talk shop. see this post:

    http://www.thephotoforum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=14171

    the images won't show up b/c, as i stated, bad timing on my part....i'm waiting for my host to come up.
     
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    that sound like a wonderful idea thnks for the invitation, i will have to start out only on the IRC and after the first of the year i will be able to join you with voice. i am building a new computer for the family for Christmas andit will have the prossessor and memory needed for real time voice. i am looking foward to wednesday night.

    thanks again
    chris
     
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    we'll look forward to seeing you there. even if you just have speakers you should join in to listen. also, there is always a group of us in irc at any given time (7 of us at the moment).
     
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    by the way, the voice client we use is ventrilo. takes virtually zero processor and memory. it's a slick client.
     
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    one domain is back up; the photos that i posted are now viewable.
     
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    don't improve it... for me it's great
     

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