Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery

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    Hi Everybody! This is my first post. I decided to head to the Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery and take some pics. Can someone help me take better pictures? Feel free to comment and on composition, position, or better camera settings. Anything that might help, I want to learn! I just have a point and shoot now, trying to do some learning with that. I don't really do alot of post picture processing, I just use Picasa. Anyway, here are a few, tell me what to do better please. Thanks!


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    if you want quality CC, only post 2 or 3 photos, and number them, it makes it easier to reference a picture
     
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    OK, I got rid of some images and numbered them.
     
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    Its ok, feel free to give any critiques or feedback. I can take it. ;)
     
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    1. Decent exposure. Boring composition. Meh at best.

    2. Personally I would have opened up the aperture a little more to blur the background and make the subject pop a little. But with a wide lens that's kinda difficult.

    3. Is this real? Looks like a composite the way the foreground and background work together. Interesting, yet distracting.

    4. I like it. Composition is OK, exposure is good, subject pops off the background fairly well.
     
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    #3 has a surreal look to it. Looks almost fake

    I feel like your subjects are too centered...
     
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    What time were you shooting at? because it seems that the sun is almost directly above...
     
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    Cool! Thanks for the C&C's Ben and Shortp! Really helps!

    Ben to answer your question..... #3) Yes, its absolutely real. I just like the way those 3 head stones stood up around that head stone with the columns. I shot with lots of zoom so the compression makes the 3 headstones on the foreground overlap. I thought it was cool, but you're right, somewhat distracting. Anything I could have done differently?

    Shortp...... so I should move the subjects off-center? I could crop the photos differently and move them off center, would that help?

    I shot the pics at 3 PM, so the sun wasn't directly overhead.
     
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    If I was in your position I would have tried to do the photoshoot right when the sun is going down to give a "gloomy" look to your photos. You can crop the images if you want. Just i prefer things to not be centered i like things to be 1/3 of the way into my pictures
     
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    Let me know what you think. I tried to fix the over-exposed sky in the background and sharpened your image a bit. I made the grass and the trees look a little more vibrant too.

    Let me know--I'm new to this photoshopping thing

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    I like it shortp! Thanks!!!!
     
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    I like how the front tombstone is brought out more because of the sharpening
     

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