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Old 09-18-2012, 03:50 PM   #331
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Orchidman - Love the shots. Maybe you could crop some of the borders so the eagle appears bigger causing it to "pop" a little more? I'm awful at this kind of thing, but love the shots anyway!


Clouds during sunset on Lake Winnisquam in Laconia, NH sometime in summer 2010
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Old 09-18-2012, 04:14 PM   #332
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Lovely. Nothing to fix really. If you did a slightly longer exposure, you could perhaps gotten a little more color, including the green from the trees.

Took this shot while visiting Seattle for the Christel Kasslemann meeting.

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Old 09-18-2012, 06:59 PM   #333
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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

here is a sunset.


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Old 09-21-2012, 06:15 PM   #334
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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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Old 09-21-2012, 06:21 PM   #335
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haha i hate most/all HDRs haha! i just dont like the way they look.

cool photo! looks looks pretty good cropped all the way in too.

how about a Senior portrait i did a while ago (nothing else is uploaded and i dont feel like uploading more.)

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Old 09-21-2012, 06:33 PM   #336
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Not bad. I think the shadows are a little strong though.

Here's my first attempt at focus stacking....

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Old 09-21-2012, 07:09 PM   #337
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Stacking looks good bro. What software did you use?
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Old 09-21-2012, 07:26 PM   #338
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yeah the stacking is really cool!

here is a photo i just took. its an orchid, Philodata imbricata. the flowers are TINY! or should i say tiny between the size of pellet shaped betta food and an airsoft pellet


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Old 09-25-2012, 03:20 AM   #339
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yeah the stacking is really cool!

here is a photo i just took. its an orchid, Philodata imbricata. the flowers are TINY! or should i say tiny between the size of pellet shaped betta food and an airsoft pellet
That is great! I love it. I don't really know how/if it could be improved, but then again I'm just starting out in photography, so I may not be the best person to critique this!

Like I said, just starting out, so be harsh...Need to learn.. (:

I just took this today at the wildlife preserve behind my house. There was a really bright sunset, and a fast shutter turned my dog into a silhouette.

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Old 09-25-2012, 03:27 AM   #340
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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


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Old 09-25-2012, 05:27 AM   #341
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I want to play! lol

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".



haha - there I am in a crop...

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Old 09-25-2012, 07:48 AM   #342
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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.

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Old 09-25-2012, 02:16 PM   #343
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not bad for a cell picture , but now we exactly know why we carry cameras ....and some of them are heavy too...
here is the moon from last night ...handheld ...
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Old 09-25-2012, 07:32 PM   #344
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not bad for a cell picture , but now we exactly know why we carry cameras ....and some of them are heavy too...
here is the moon from last night ...handheld ...
That's a nice picture - you might try cropping it in a little bit..But to be honest it seems very generic to me.


Here's Nelly yesterday, herding the ducks at the wildlife preserve. I wasn't sure which of these is better.


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Old 09-25-2012, 11:07 PM   #345
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I like first one much better . It grabs attention , while second one is kind of the opposite.

Here is my little angel :


and a 100% crop from above :
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