Vacation pics...but I'm a nooby...am I on the right track?

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    So I'm sure you have seen pics like these a million times...but they are some of my first with my camera..and I want to know if I am headed in the right direction. TIA

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    Oversaturated.
     
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    Third one is crazy over saturated.
     
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    1 and 3 are, the 2nd one isn't very interesting to be truthful.
     
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    Can you help and tell me how to get that Mexican vibrant color...with out over saturating in post production? I mean what to do with my actual camera? It was so bright and beautiful there. TIA
     
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    1)Im new myself, but to me it does seem a bit over saturated, and to sharp.

    2)I dont see anything interesting, and your focus is in the middle(trying reading up on the rule of thirds)

    3)I dont know why but this is my favorite, I like the bright colors, except for the red building you should of tried cropping that out of scene. I think the saturation makes this photo 'pop'. The bushes in the foreground capture my eyes I like the bright green lush color. Maybe you could have toned it down just a bit
     
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    jajamo, not sure what kind of camera you were shooting with, but you can still get some color out of it without it looking too crazy. This is a quick 5 min. pp, which shows a little color without it looking like a cartoon. Of course it's not great ... but it's all I could work with considering 5 minutes and an oversaturated shot. :)

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    This is the original and I thought it was not bright enough...I'm hoping with practice my eye for color will get better. I really appreciate you taking the time to edit it. Thank you. (my camera is an Olympus Evolt e-410)

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    Jay & Jon's mom ;)

    Maybe part of the issue with the 3rd shot is the focus. From my screen, I see it as out of focus, which makes it more difficult to work with. When the sun is up, the shots are more 'harsh' also making it somewhat difficult to work with.

    I like the composition of #3, maybe shoot it from closer to the ground next time, I try to shoot from more than one angle, you never know, until seeing it on the screen.

    #1 The focus to me is the chases. next time try to capture more of them and less of the tree tops, they are not too interesting. Again I mention angle, angle, angle.

    #2 does not work for me....sorry.
     
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    Thanks for remembering..:D

    I posted the original in my reply post above...I adjusted the orientation in pp. Should I have left it as is?
     
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    On the first photo I would have pulled down slightly, stepped backwards or zoomed out to get more foreground objects, and the second you should have just got the sky or get the whole scene. it's like you did half and half of two photos

    on the third, I like the original more. the green in the edited version makes it feel like you spray painted the scene. the tile appears to have been replaced tile with sand it's so far off.

    learn how to get good exposure in camera and you'll get better faster. you'll be more comfortable knowing that your photos are most of the way there before you get home and you can focus more on composition.
     

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