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  1. Clay Olmstead

    Color or Black & White?

    Thanks for the critiques. This is just down the street from me, so I'll go shoot it again and see if I can clarify the point.
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    From the beautiful to the sublime.
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    A view through rubber plantation........

    As Emily Litella might have said, "I thought he said rubbers trees. That's completely different then. Never mind!"
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    Color or Black & White?

    I shot this in color, then converted it to B&W in Lightroom. Which one is more appealing to you and why? What could be done to improve either one? Same thing in B&W:
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    Which white balance setting?

    I like the foreground in the first one and the sky in the second one.
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    For automotive lovers

    Very nice. Did you try something like #9235 with the car positioned so that the freeway pylons recede into the distand on either side of the car, instead of intersecting it? Maybe there's no way to do that there, or maybe this shot is better, but I still wonder what that would look like.
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    A couple of pictures from a new guy

    Nice work - #6573 could use less foreground; #7417 is probably my favorite. A couple of tips on posting pictures: upload the image files to your gallery. In the gallery, click on the Share option above the image, copy the URL that appears in the window labeled, "Here is direct link of this...
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    A view through rubber plantation........

    Seriously, I like the picture a lot. If you don't know what it is, there's an element of mystery - it's like a flock of ghosts was floating through the forest.
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    A view through rubber plantation........

    I didn't know rubbers grew on trees. Are they harvested by Trojans?
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    Succulent tomatoes

    Beautiful. What if you tried a graduated neutral density filter effect on it, so it would be dark at the bottom and light at the top?
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    Mohegan SUN

    Beautiful shot.
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    Through the eyes of a child

    Great idea. Just shows that we don't know what people's capabilities are until we give them a chance.
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    How To Edit Sunrise / Sunset / Landscape Photos

    I have a sunset picture I've been working on. Those are some good pointers. Thanks. I'll give you credit when I'm done.
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    Panasonic GX7 - Electronic Shutter Limitations

    Since the focus light is turned off, you don't get focus assist, but you knew that. I'm discovering the limitations of focus peaking - I love it, it's one of the reasons I bought this camera, but naturally there are things it doesn't do; low light/low contrast is one of them.
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    Using on camera flash

    What JoeW said. Here's another online guide, this one specific to Nikon CLS. I like this because he gets you started on doing your own experiments, which is the best way to learn.
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    GX7 on-camera flash

    It's fixed now - pretty easy, actually. I had turned the flash exposure down to -1 2/3 stops and forgot to change it back. When I turned it up to 0 and set WB on flash, it worked perfectly - now it points up the fact that I need a better model than my ugly mug, but the camera can't help me...
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    GX7 on-camera flash

    A milk carton - that's a great idea! I thought about flash modifiers, but I didn't want to spend the money just as an experiment. I'll try that. I knew about the trick of pulling the flash back with your finger. I worked up a little Velcro strap so it stays down and I can cup my hand behind it...