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« on: August 14, 2011 10:19:03 PM »

I'm still using a point and click camera, I have never taken a photography class, but I know how to look for what other people might miss. Here are the highlights of my last outing with my camera. These are untouched photos, no messing around with color and contrast.

the river is still

rushing water droplets

orange you alone?

c/c would be appreciated!
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« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2011 10:57:45 PM »

Great shots! Good eye. Love the rushing water droplets.
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« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2011 08:17:01 AM »

I love them! My fav is the water one!

Now you just gotta get them up on pinterest Smiley

« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2011 08:31:28 AM »

One suggestion: Get closer or change your position relative to your subject so that the backgrounds of your shots are less cluttered and the subject more apparent. For instance, if you got closer on the last shot, the bricks and fencing would not appear in the shot, apparently for no reason, and the little orange flower is easily missed when the yellow is so prominent. I think getting closer would help. Also, you title the second image as if the water droplets are your subject, but the most impressive thing about the image to me is the awesome woodwork of the structure! By focusing closely on the water, viewers would not be distracted by competing subjects. Same with the first image. The dominant feature of the photo is the trees (focus!). There are a lot of online resources that you might be interested in looking at. I'd suggest the Digital Photography School: http://www.digital-photography-school.com/ Good luck and happy learning!
« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2011 08:35:09 AM »

It looks like you're willing to learn so I'll offer my honest opinion.
Overall I think you're doing well picking subjects.
The first one is a nice idea but you have some exposure problems - some areas are way too light and some are too dark. It would be a tough situation to shoot in even for someone with some experience and an SLR so you definitely get points for trying.
The second one is much better - the light is nice and so is the framing. The third one too - fun subject, good composition. It's probably my favorite of the three, though trying other angles with it may have made it stronger. For example, if you had gotten lower you may have placed the orange tulip against the bottom of the fence to make it stand out more.
I think you're off to a great start, and I second taking a look at digital photography school.
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