Some swamp shots from today

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  1. DoubleD-D40

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    Hi All, I took some time out to do some shooting today locally and here are a few of the keepers from today. I am looking for C&C on everything from exposure to composition. I've only had my SLR for a week so be gentle but let me know what I need to focus on.

    These were shot around 1:30 PM today, sunny and hot as hell!

    Overall of the area
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    Interesting the way this tree has grown on the left side of the shot, its almost like someone bending over backwards with arms outstretched to the sky.

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    Left side of the bayou
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    These were all shot in Aperature Priority mode at F11 on my D40
     
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    Hey dd40, I'm new to photography so take what I say with a grain of salt. The first thing that comes to mind with the three pics is there seems to be a lack of main theme. the panoramic view probably looks cooler when your standing there. I live in Tennessee, it is also very green. I look around and say to myself : wow that looks cool, but the picture looks all green. Try zooming in closer. Like #3 if you could get in real tight with the bent tree off center to the left and little less sky, I think it would be a bit more interesting. I zoomed in close and that tree has all kinds of awesome roots around it that if brought into the pic would look very cool.
    Overall good pics, just need a main focal point. Rock on!
     
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    Thanks Keith I definitely see your point.

    I also have another question...I'm taking the family to the beach this coming weekend and was wondering what other do to keep sand out of their gear. Do you bring a sealable bag to store your gear or what? Any advice/settings on shooting beach pix?
     
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    In your last picture the sky is washed out. That is something to watch out for when shooting on a bright sunny day. You can manually set exposure compensation to keep from overexposing on a sunny day. It is better to under expose than over expose because the former can often be fixed with editing software.

    As for the beach, I would be interested to hear others ideas as well. I am always terrified to take my camera out on the family beach trip. I have done it (I keep it in a small old camera case and put it in a plastic grocery bag and that has kept the sand out so far) but I am always worried that somehow the bag will get opened or the camera dropped in the sand. I lost an old point and shoot camera that way, a little sand in the lens and zoom is sticky and lens cover won't close.
     

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