Finally being brave, a couple for C&C

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  1. Kazzy

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    I havent posted any photos like this before for C&C, I am not worried how harsh you guys are, I know you are all just trying to help...and believe me thats what I need, with composition, focus and more. I have been concetrating a lot on exposure lately and trying to get it correct. I went up to these falls today, and these are my 2 favourite from then, so many of the rest just didnt cut it, I know these arent great either, but any tips on how to improve them are very welcomed. Thanks for looking. :)

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    #2 - The water doesnt look as nice in this one, due to a faster shutter speed (I Think...lol)
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    Hmm, no-one has any tips f or me? Perhaps there is just too much wrong with them. :)
     
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    I don't know enough for c&c yet, just know when something looks "off". I love the first! And agree with the shutter on the second. I think it could have been a really nice photo! I wish I had falls to practice on.
     
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    I'd say you need a tighter crop on #1. The top left corner, which is more brightly lit than the rest of the shot, is distracting. Also, I get the impression that you're camera isn't level, which is also distracting. Just my $0.02
     
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    Thanks so much for taking the time to comment. With the first one, I did try a few different crops, as I too found that bright corner to get on my nerves. Havent loaded the crops into my flickr yet, will do and upload it. I really need to invest in a tripod to help with keeping my camera level and more importantly, to keep it from shaking all over the place. :)

    I love going up there to the falls, I have a feeling I might head up there more often now, once I get my tripod, and lets hope I remember to change my settings to a slower shutter speed, I am hopeless and ALWAYS forget to check and change the settings.
     
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    Trying using a ND filter next time that may make some improvements.
     
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    Here is a tighter crop, I still find a thin strip across the top to be distracting. Before I uploaded it to Flickr just now, I did rotate it a little to try and level it, looks like I could have gone a little more I reckon.

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    It looks tilted too.
     
  9. Kazzy

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    Thanks for that, I will have to invest in one. I only have my camera body, and the 18-55 and 55-300 lenses currently. Have 3 lenses on my to buy list, along with my tripod and a few filters.
     
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    Your pictures look fine. Now go take some more. Buy a better lens. You wont regret it.
     
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    #1 would look better if viewed from a lower camera angle.

    I much prefer the look of the water in # 2 because of the higher shutter speed. I do not like to see water looking like melted plastic. Unfortunately, that is the current fad.
     
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    I too like the water in #2, it captures a lot of the detail that you would lose with a lower shutter speed. I think the first picture would have been great if you didn't have the bright spot.
     

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