A&P DC cherry blossom festival C&C welcome of course

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  1. FoolioABC

    FoolioABC New Member

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    i've been wanting to improve, so i figure some harsh criticism is in order. i feel dumb posting these pictures because the cherry blossom festival is so "stereotypical", but it's the most recent pictures i have so have at it!

    1. felt like a total voyeur taking this one. i worked on framing subjects all day so that was the major reason for taking this one[​IMG]

    2. i heard that the cherry blossoms got messed up pretty bad by the snow this winter, i'm assuming this was the result of that
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    3. guy's painting the cherry blossoms while i'm taking pictures of him painting the cherry blossoms lol[​IMG]

    4. jefferson memorial
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    5. my roommate with the cherry blossoms. asked him to pose with it and he was kinda like :ugh:
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    that's all i got for now!
     
  2. Idyfohu

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    #1 and #4 are good...

    #1 should be zoomed in more, but since you were already unleashing your inner voyeur, I can understand why you didn't...but at this distance the picture is kind of messy and there isn't as much focus and emphasis on the main subject, which is the couple (great moment though).

    #4 I thought was kinda blah at first especially since Jefferson is damn far away, but I liked the comp and how the many people are dangling off the edge.
     
  3. psykosis

    psykosis Go placidly amid the noise and the haste

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    cherry blossoms are out in DC. Should be blooming here in a few weeks.
     
  4. upgrayedd

    upgrayedd a double dose of this pimpin OT Supporter

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    Your roommate's face = :hsugh:
     
  5. darkjedi

    darkjedi Muay Thai expert

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    went to shoot there last year. cool shots
     
  6. Wobistdu

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    oh shit they are out already? how long do they last? i need to travel over
     
  7. FoolioABC

    FoolioABC New Member

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    thanks! as for #1, time was kinda of the essence on this one, i ran outta zoom range and the left tree is hiding a couple of people walking into the picture. i didn't want to miss the moment or get caught (although i guess who cares) so i just snapped it off. as for #4, yeah the dangling feet is why i shot it so wide.

    i'll let him know that maynard j keenan of offtopic.com/internet disapproves of his face. or if that's a comment on the photo, i guess you find it boring? some input would be nice...

    i think this weekend is supposed to be the peak. last year i went on the peak weekend and had to wait like 3-4 metro trains before i could even find one that could fit people into it. it's going to be a shitshow, but i guess it is when the flowers are the prettiest. when i went this weekend, a lot of the blossoms weren't even open yet.
     
  8. Wobistdu

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    a shitshow

    perfect definition
     
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    darkjedi Muay Thai expert

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    FlashhslaF New Member

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    ^ which lens?

    To the OP....i read your title and saw little to nothing which showed me that it was a festival.

    Now compare that to the darkjedi's pics...i believe that he was at a cherry blossom festival.

    Just some thoughts, nothing more! :)
     
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    Am I initiated yet???
     
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    sweet!
    nice pics btw.
     
  14. Keegan

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    I think there's too much negative space in the shot and takes away focus on the memorial/people/cherry blossom trees.

    I'd personally crop it to something like this... also bumped up curves. Looked a little to flat. Just my opinion though.
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  15. upgrayedd

    upgrayedd a double dose of this pimpin OT Supporter

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    No no no, I meant he was making the :hsugh: face. :rofl:
     
  16. Wobistdu

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    yeah i like that crop

    also... the "festival thing" is there actually a festival? i live 5min from where these shots were taken and avoid it like the plague
     
  17. Keegan

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    Yep. They have a bunch of events. Kinda bummed I'll miss it this year. Next year better be epic.

    And with bridge traffic it could be more than 5 ;) :rofl:
     
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    Very :cool:
     
  19. FoolioABC

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    awesome. inspirational to say the least

    thanks for the advice, i guess i need to work on "telling a story" with pictures

    i was kinda going for a serene-ness with the empty space and staring off into it (as people watching the view may have felt), but i do like the crop a lot
     
  20. Keegan

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    I hear ya, nothing wrong with that. Jefferson memorial smack dab in the middle is a bit :ugh: imo.
     
  21. adamlewis88

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    Is it me or is there a pink hue to your B/W conversions?
     
  22. FoolioABC

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    i don't see it, but im even worse at pp than i am at phhotography, so i'm horribly bad. to be honest i just used lightroom and dialed out saturation completely...
     
  23. adamlewis88

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    Hmm. Maybe its just the shitty monitor at work. Dont mind me :greddy:
     
  24. FoolioABC

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    man, if i'm fucking up something this simple i'm going to /self
     

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