looks good caton! its not easy to photography animals! composition wise, i think the bird is too close to the right and top edges. the motion of the photo i going from right to left, so the subject should be on the right side of the photo. but i would give it a little extra room on the top and right sides, so it doesnt feel cramped. if you cant re-crop, i would just crop some of the bottom and left of a little then, just to even is up a little bit. but it will still feel a little cramped. also the whites are a little blown out and distractiong (especially in the top right) but that you should be able to fix easily with the burn tool in photoshop
Great sunset , really have nothing to criticize ... maybe should try to HDR it ...
Just got my d600 , took it out to the park for the test with 50mm 1.8g
got this guy , wish i had my 28-300mm with me ...
and a crop from it :
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Reason: wrong photos
that looks great! i like it! i love how the light captures the fur around the dog. there are a few things i wouldve change though. first off, i think the top is cropped too close, if there was a little bit more space between the dog and the top of the picture it would be better. and also, i would have the dog towards the center a TINY bit more. the left side feels a little cramped that would open it up
here is a japanese iris.. i was just playing around with a new umbrella i got
I really like the tilted angle of the flower, it gives movement to a still object. The lower petal to the left gives weight to the composition and anchors the subject. I think the whole composition is really nice. I would have liked to see the value a bit darker so the color was a bit richer. That little bit of red in the stem ties in beautifully with the amber colors in the petals!
Here's one from me; I like to take close-ups of classic cars to do oil paintings of, I'm interested in the reflections in the chrome. This is a 1931 Ford, reflecting another '31 ford with the same color rims. I always try to get people (usually me, taking the photo) in the reflections. I wish the color had better clarity, it was a strange shade of yellow, but it still looks muddy to me. I suppose it's some kind of authentic paint color...I will probably do a painting of it. The highlights in the upper chrome are burned out, but I will paint a summer blue sky color there anyhow, to compliment the yellow & help it "pop".
I really like these two pictures you have posted here. I like the first on better than the second for sure. The first one displays two points of interest which makes you stop and look at the picture for a second to take it all in. Now the second one sort of lacks that due to (IMO) half or more of the picture being the reflection off the chrome. Otherwise both looked great in contrast and color management, not too much but just enough. Oh and PS, those are some beautiful looking cars right there, I love the old classics, they just don't make Ford's like they used to!
Here's a picture I took last weekend or two up in the Shenandoah National Park in Va. This picture is of one of the many falls at Dark Hallow Falls. This one I thought was nice because it was able to showcase the power of water, which given time will always win against other forces of nature. I just couldn't get this picture to look like I wanted but oh well..
Also this is another random one, that I took of a river micro climate.
Now mind you ALL of these shots are my cell phone, I was surprised at how some turned out truth be told. But I did do just a little editing for light/dark and saturation.