Shots from vacation

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  1. LiveStrong2009

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    Out of my vacation photos, these are the pics that have caught my eye. I am looking for opinions on what could be improved. What might you have done differently?

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    Wow. I love 2 and 3. I don't know that I would have done anything different. Great job!
     
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    Unfortunately I had one of those "hand on forehead" moments when looking at these afterward...in number 3, I wish I had moved a touch farther left to capture those pinetrees more.... their "silhouettes" in front of the sky and such would have helped I think.
     
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    Where did you go? I need to get my butt over there, wherever it was. :)

    The first is ok, not too original though. And it seems a bit underexposed to me, but it could easily be my monitor. I'm not crazy about how only the middle of the walkway is in focus; I think either have the front in focus, or the far-away part in focus, or the whole thing, but not just the middle.

    The second is really cool, though I may just be reacting to the awesome scenery. I think, though, that if you could somehow get the mountain, boats, and trees to pop a little more but leave the sky how it is, it would be better. When I first saw those boats they reminded me of a row of books! Took me a second...

    The third has, I think, the best lighting. The sunlight works here, though I don't love the mountain shadow on the right. Not your fault, of course. Very cool how everything converges to a point in the middle-ish, but then those boats are sticking out in a different spot... it gets me to look at the whole thing. It does feel a little lopsided to me, though, with the high cliff and tall trees on the left but just a background mountain on the right. Hmm.

    Overall, I like them.
     
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    I understand your opinions on those, what you said about #1 in particular.

    What do you think about the square format?
     
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    Beautiful scenary and in my opinion excellent composition. I wouldnt do a thing diff
     
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    Why do they look so fake? They look more like water color paintings than photos. Did you do some post processing? #3 especially looks like a painting.
     
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    #1 had a bit more processing than the others.... the others I just enhanced colors a little bit...
     
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    I actually really like the focus point in #1, if the end of the walkway was in focus it would have just felt kinda unoriginal to me I guess. I also like how it brings some of the tall grass on the sides into focus.

    It does feel slightly off horizontally though, and since the actual horizon can't be seen the subject itself is all I have to go by.
     
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    X2 :thumbup:
     
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    I'd use the perspective tool on that pine tree in #3. These look lovely.

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    On 2nd look it may have jsut been a crooked tree. :D
     
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    Looks awesome, I'd love to vacation somewhere like that!
     

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