UGH, what is wrong with this?

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  1. ga_shooter

    ga_shooter TPF Noob!

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    I am having trouble shooting anything today that is even in focus, let alone at the right exposure. Long learning curve. Anyway, I am realizing the more i hang out here that i don't have any idea how to even spot a proper exposure, i tend to like underexposed image for some reason. Please tell me whats wrong with this, as i think its OK, but it probably isn't. Thanks:

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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Looks OK to me, but maybe it could use some contrast. In photoshop, I would use Curves to give is some mid-tone contrast.
     
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    ga_shooter TPF Noob!

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    Thanks mike. I am trying to learn how to shoot in raw and then process but am having a hard time trusting my eye. I will try the curves and repost. You don't think it looks fuzzy at all?
     
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    It does look fuzzy at the bottom. But then it might just be the cluttering vegetation.
     
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    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    At only 500px wide, it is hard to tell if it is sharp through and through or fuzzy in parts, I would THINK it is sharp through and through. And also exposure looks good to me. Some tweaks in curves or levels maybe (personally, I am more a "levels"-person), but all in all exposure is good.

    Compositionally, it is a bit straightforward. Just a photo of something in front of you (very much like my photos tend to be, I see something nice, lift the camera to my eyes, and take the photo - others are more creative about points of view, angles and whatnot).

    But exposurewise...? OK.
     
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    ga_shooter TPF Noob!

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    Thanks for the feed back. I was really scared to get any closer to the subject. I was alone yesterday in a questionable area next to an abandoned house, some strange little church that also looks like it was deserted in the middle of a service and right up the hill from the railroad tracks. All in all i thought it was the plot line to a slasher movie...
    I don't think that its focused all the way through, when i change the size it looks hazy and unfocused to me.
     
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    Looks fairly sharp to me ga shooter, the slight haze may be a DOF issue,,as has been said a few tweaks would help liven it up.
    Composition wise, I would have either got in closer, and filled the frame with the graffiti , or backed off and included the whole roof.
    A pro friend of mine gave me the best advise ever
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