Three for C&C Please

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  1. bentcountershaft

    bentcountershaft Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I'm hoping to get some feedback on my progress. I bought my T1i back in December and have taken a little under 7000 shots with it so far. I feel I'm improving but would like some out side opinions. Thanks for looking.

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  2. Canosonic

    Canosonic TPF Noob!

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    Nice pictures there!
    #1 It's got too much dark. It doesn't even make any sense IMHO. Maybe cropping of the dark should improve it. Though the subject isn't that catchy.
    #2 Great "industrial" macro here!(even though it probably isn't 1:1). Very sharp and the B&W is a good choice here. I would recommend cutting off the top right corner, because it's not in focus.
    #3 This picture deserves some praise! The only thing I could mention is having maybe more sky. Also next time try HDR to get the shore in exposure range.
    Cheers
     
  3. alarionov

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    1. way too dark
    2. Love it - good choice going monochrome, might even look good as Lomo style too
    3. Wow! love the colors in this one. Can you crop or clone out the boat house on the left?
     
  4. Aye-non Oh-non Imus

    Aye-non Oh-non Imus TPF Noob!

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    I like the boat house in #3, but the trash in the left foreground is distracting. The centered horizon isn't your best friend either.
     
  5. BuS_RiDeR

    BuS_RiDeR No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Nice photos.

    #1 I find a bit too dark, especially at the top of the stairs.

    #2 is my favorite. :thumbup: I love monochrome art work... If it's the correct "look". You nailed it! Good work.

    #3 Is very good as well... the colors are great...
     
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    Christie Photo No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I too like the third, and would like to see a different crop... but what I suggest is cropping out the top half of the sky. This will achieve two things: 1) Move the horizon line further up in the frame, away from center. 2) Eliminate the really saturated, very bright blues from the composition that are drawing the eye up and out of the frame. The posts will be where the eye settles.

    Very nice!

    -Pete
     
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    #3 is beautiful :)
     
  8. bentcountershaft

    bentcountershaft Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Thanks for all the responses. On number 3 I actually took some shots like was suggested, I'll process them real quick to see what you guys think.
     
  9. bentcountershaft

    bentcountershaft Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    OK, first the one with more sky. This is more of what I had in mind before I got there that morning, but the poles got my attention and getting their reflection became more of a priority. I still tried it though a few minutes after the first one, but the light wasn't quite as it was much brighter by that point.

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    Now, the more water and no boat. I like this shot a lot and wish I had taken it much earlier. Eventually I'll go back for a reshoot if the weather ever shapes up.

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    As far as the first two shots in the first post, I'm pretty happy with them. The first one is intentionally dark. I wanted to walk from darkness into light and I liked the idea of walking down to do that. I wish I had followed the angle of the top rail though, having the camera position slightly higher.

    The second shot was just a bit of luck. I walked past it and it caught my eye. I saw it and knew in two seconds what I wanted to do with it. I couldn't decide if I liked the top corner being in the shot or not and I'm still undecided. Oh, and it's a link in a tank's drive track in case anyone was wondering.

    Thanks again for all the responses, it's been helpful. I'm commonly guilty of horizons at center point so this definitely helps reinforce that to me.
     
  10. KmH

    KmH Helping photographers learn to fish Supporting Member

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  11. Aye-non Oh-non Imus

    Aye-non Oh-non Imus TPF Noob!

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    I like the idea behind #3 edit Keith, but I think you lost the transition of sunset colors on the water, which to me, were quite nice. Also some lost definition in the opposite shoreline trees, but more importantly, the lights of civilization across the water. They added impact and let my eyes wander further through the image.

    #1 was a gone-er anyway, but I like the what you did in #2. A bit more touch of the blacks wouldn't have hurt. :thumbsup:
     
  12. KmH

    KmH Helping photographers learn to fish Supporting Member

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    I went for more abstract and burned the tree line. It was a quick edit on a 3 inch wide image more to illustrate an idea than anything else. Actually, I wanted to crop right at the top of the highest pole, to lose that thin white line. ;)
     

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