Trying to understand exposure

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  1. jefflesh

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    OK, I read a few books regarding exposure and shot composition. I think that I am starting to understand this stuff the more I practice, makes sense huh... Anyways, can you guys and gals review and let me know what you think, do you think I am starting to get it? I didn't want to stick this in the critique area because I know that the shots themselves are not that exciting.

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    Thank you for your time.

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    Really like the first one, well done. As for the forest shot... I would say add something else too it. Trees rock dont get me wrong I love forests shots but im a fan of streams and rivers, puddles and broken trees. Over all nice. that farm at sunrise may look really cool :mrgreen:


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    lostpuppy,

    Thanks for the reply. I tried to get the old farm house early in the morning but I just woke up to late and it was the only day I had to shoot. Next time I go up there I will make it a point to get there earlier. There are actually a lot of pictures I want to take around that area, I just have to find time to get away for a little while.

    Thanks again.

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    I liked the first two, The second one you could have a little fun and just play with in PS. You might get some interesting results. The last two I dont care for, The forest just seems a bit boring, no real subject. And the last would have been better without the blurry car.
     
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    Subimatt,

    Thanks for your comments. Regarding the forest picture, I was just trying to figure out the DOF for the camera and the lens. I am very new to this and DOF is something that I am starting to understand.

    The car picture, I was trying to show motion. I think that the car is OK but maybe a faster shutter speed so that the car is not so blurry would have been better.

    As I said, I was reading some books, "Understanding exposure" and another book on composition. These books have examples of pictures like this and I was just giving it a try.

    Thanks again for your time and comments.

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    The first tow would be great in different lighting. Try early in the morning or at sunset, also on a misty morning or foggy day.
    Check out the difference in the the top three shots of the church at this link http://betterphoto.com/?mrubin
    Each has a totally different look.
     
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    Mike, thanks for your reply.

    I know, I would really like to get a photo of that house in some fog, or at night light up by the moon or on an overcast morning. Unfortunately, every time I go up north there isn't a cloud in the sky and at night I am usually sitting around the camp fire a little intoxicated, so driving wouldn't be a good idea. The nightly camp intoxication usually leads to a groggy morning. One of these nights I will get out there!

    Thanks again. Oh, by the way, I really like the pictures of the church on that link.

    Thank you for your time.

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    Jeff
     

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