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New Photographer

Discussion in 'Appraisal Gallery' started by PEnglish, Jan 17, 2011.

  1. PEnglish

    PEnglish New Member

    Hello everyone I'm Paul and have had a camera since Christmas Day 2010 (so extremely amateur). Have been browsing the forums and some great tips and awesome, inspiring photos out there. So far I have produced two images I think are 'half-decent' and am wondering what you all think?

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    Full image: http://flic.kr/p/9aEbwk

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    Full image: http://flic.kr/p/9aE932

    I included the full links as the two images are naturally larger that the upload limits (> 600x600). Any and all critisicm is appreciated.

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  2. cat1989

    cat1989 Member

    i'm new too good luck with the picture taking the top one looks nice to me do you have the second one in colour also
     
  3. BigWill

    BigWill Gorgeous oversensitive Nikon-loving cream puff

    The first one is sharp and reasonably exposed but the composition is terrible with way too much bland foreground and the top of the tree being cut off at the top.

    second one is a much better shot with an excellent sky with great cloud detail and the composition is also good. The digital effect is a matter of taste though (not to mine personally) but is otherwise an excellent effort i think.

    BigWill
     
  4. PEnglish

    PEnglish New Member

    @ Cat1989, yup the original is here:

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    Full image: http://flic.kr/p/9aZzXX

    And I also have:
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    Thanks BigWill, learning to compose the shots is certainly something I will be looking into. Will start to look at applying the 'rule of three' to things to get a good balance.

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  5. BigWill

    BigWill Gorgeous oversensitive Nikon-loving cream puff

    Yep, the "rule of thirds" see here: is certainly a good place to start when learning to compose landscape shots. Your second shot clearly benefits from it's application.

    BigWill
     
  6. hil26

    hil26 Well-Known Member

    Hi

    #1 = does nothing at all for me, not sure what I am supposed to be looking at.

    #2 - nice image, but the post processing is a bit too much for my taste, but for me it is an improvement to the original.
     
  7. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

    I go along with liking the second, digital work and all. First doesn't deliver whatever you thought it would. There are possibly pics around all that stonework, but you didn't find them.
     
  8. turbulentwheat

    turbulentwheat Well-Known Member

    the first one is too 'busy' for me. I like the colours in the second one seems less cluttered and 'shouty' :)
     

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