My first photos, looking for feedback

bmwardo

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Hello everyone, I went up to Red Rocks Amphitheater the other night just after the sun went down to see what my new Nikon D40x could do with the 18-55mm kit lense. I have done nothing to them in Photoshop. Any comments or suggestions would be appreciated.

All shots were in Program Mode

Shutter 28 sec f4.5 @ 32mm
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Shutter 30 sec f3.5 @ 18mm (I put my cars brights directed on the rock)
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Shutter 10 sec f3.5 @ 18mm
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Shutter 30 sec f5.3 @ 45mm
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Shutter 30 sec f5.3 @ 45mm
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Shutter 28 sec f4.5 @ 32mm
DSC_0254.jpg

I like most all of the photos you have. The first one, though, looks very dark and flat to me. I hope you don't mind, but I tried messing with it a bit in photoshop. may have over-done it but this looked more pleasing to me

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I probably made the sky too blue, but it's really just to show how much difference there is between the two photos
 

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It may be just me, but the effect of the negative space in the last one is a bit too overpowering. I see what you were going for though.
 

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I thought exactly the same thing. The first photo is pretty flat and lacking contrast, but I was pleasantly pleased with all of the others. I have been waiting 2 weeks for my tripod to show up so I can do night shots. (tapping foot!)
 
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Excellent, thanks for the info and showing me the difference in the first shot. I expect had I been 20 minutes earlier that would be the exact shot I would have received (good lesson for me).

I am also pretty new with photoshop, if you guys don't mind what version are you guys using and what sort of fixup tools did/would you use for the after version on photo one?

Thanks!
 

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#4 is fantastic! I love the layers of mountains that are receding into the background getting lighter each time, it gives very nice depth.
 

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i use cs3 extended. i previously used cs2.

here's a few tutorials for ya

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you can google for more.......try photoshop tutorials or free photoshop tutorials.

youtube is another good place for tutorials

good luck :)
 

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