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Even though I ok with these pics I still feel like something isn't right. I was down in my Psychology Lab and decided to play with photoshop a little. C&C please. I don't mind if you edit.

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3)I was really looking to get that misty look with the water in this one and I obviously didn't get it. It seems a way washed out. What happened?
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As far as number 3 goes, try using a polarizer or a neutral density filter. It will help you take a longer exposure.
 
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Come on fella's, I'd really like some C&C here.
 

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Well, i'd like to see a little more of the building in the first one (right side), and the contrast on it is too harsh, the water below making it all the more striking.

Second one, i am not sure if ithe cross is making the whole picture look tilted or not, kind of weird angle. I like the exposure and contrast.

Third one, do what CopenKagan said, or better yet try it again in the evening - lower light and probably more interesting colours.
 
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Ok, This was my first time playing with the curves option, the buildingdoes seem a little to white. That is all of the building though. The ground the cross is sitting on leans to the right just a little. Something is making it look much worse than it really is. I don't know.
 

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I think the contrast in the first one is way too harsh..the building ssems washed out and the bushes in front of it are completely lost in a blob of blackness. Also the building seems a touch too soft, maybe try an increased depth of field next time to keep everything sharp. Also I personally would have included a little more sky and less water. Maybe you could try cropping some of the water out to highlight the building more as the subject.

In the second one I think it might benefit from straightening the cross...but then again the wonky angle kinda adds some character. I like that one best, i think the high contrast benefits it.

I agree with the others that a polarising filter and lower sun would improve the third one. Maybe also think about lowering the ISO to make it less washed out.
 
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awesome. Thanks, I'm going to to try the water again today. I'll play with the contrast a little more on the first one. On the last one, I had the ISO down to 200 which is the lowest my D100 would go. I do believe that I could step down to something more like f/22.
 

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