A&P I request comments

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  1. JaimeZX

    JaimeZX Formerly of :Sep 2001: fame - Also: Sprout Crew OT Supporter

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    First of all, special thanks for CornUponCob hosting these, since I can't access my host from where I am right now. :wavey:

    All were taken with my Sony 707 as I didn't bring the 20D here. Most got just a resize in PS, I used USM and small levels / brightness / contrast on some of them.

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    These two are of the pool area at about 4AM. I'm not sure how I might or might not crop these to make them better.

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    Here is the sunrise. I liked the clouds & dust; I adjusted the exposure to show how it was still dark here even though the sun was coming up.

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    I couldn't decide if I wanted to desaturate / B&W one-or-all of these. I was wishing I had a brightly-colored towel ot put on one of the chairs. I tried a book but it wasn't the same. :o

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    Some of these I like better than others; I was trying for interesting lighting & angles since plain-ol pool pictures are... plain. I think the first and last are the best. :)

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    I'm happy with the DoF here but I'm not thrilled with the subject. I just didn't have much to deal with. :o

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    I like the second one far more than the first. Not sure if maybe I should crop the first one somehow?

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    I like these two also. :)

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    Also, with how nice the lighting was, I wanted to do a couple of portraits. There was a little old man in the pool (I have no idea what he was doing here, but anyway...) I wanted to take a picture of him but I thought it might be kind of weird to ask if I could take his picture. Finally I corraled a couple of people who worked there.... I guess they're a little underexposed but messing with levels didn't help much. :o

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    Does the shiny bar distract from the portrait at all do you think?
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    I think this one is the best "portrait."
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    My buddy. I took one without fill flash but I didn't like it quite as much. I airbrushed a little bit of shine off his face from the flash.
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    Off to do something important.... :)
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    So... I definately look forward to your comments. :)
     
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  3. JaimeZX

    JaimeZX Formerly of :Sep 2001: fame - Also: Sprout Crew OT Supporter

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    :squint: C'mon, any serious replies?




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  4. Derrict

    Derrict No, I am not Amish OT Supporter

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    too many to critique, but this would've been nice with an SLR using a larger aperture
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  5. Cobber

    Cobber Wanna touch my bunny hole?

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    hold your camera at 90 deg angles
    maybe a 45 deg if you are shooting a GTR or Si

    Not bad pics ... just need subjects in some of them
     
  6. JaimeZX

    JaimeZX Formerly of :Sep 2001: fame - Also: Sprout Crew OT Supporter

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    :rofl: I know they're not all perfect.

    *sigh* I know. Thanks. :)

    Yah, I was wishing I had the 20D. :hs:
     
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    I feel like a douche saying this, but 1, 2, and 3 look like they were taken from a cell phone camera???? Maybe its just me??
     
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    Hua AZN photographer crew

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    Your pictures remind me of what intro to photo students shoot, especially the ones who only have cameras to take pics of themselves shitfaced when out with friends.
     
  9. JaimeZX

    JaimeZX Formerly of :Sep 2001: fame - Also: Sprout Crew OT Supporter

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    :rofl: I can see why you might think the first two... there is some noise in the dark areas. Not sure about the third. :dunno:

    That's very constructive. :mamoru:

    What suggestions would you make? I don't have a lot to work with here. Lots of sand and rocks and trailers. And this pool area. :hsd:
     
  10. jTranz

    jTranz Lost in Translation

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    whats going on here

    way too much stuff to critique. its like you're slinging shit against a fence and hoping something sticks, but in the end its all shit

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    which ones do YOU think stand out, start with that.
     
  11. JaimeZX

    JaimeZX Formerly of :Sep 2001: fame - Also: Sprout Crew OT Supporter

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    Okay, fair enough. I guess these are my favorites. Your thoughts?

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    You have a live preview in front of you and most of them are still crooked?

    I like the stairs and the lane ropes, but still could be straighter :o
     
  13. JaimeZX

    JaimeZX Formerly of :Sep 2001: fame - Also: Sprout Crew OT Supporter

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    :rofl: Many of them were taken at very weird angles. The stairs, for example, I was bracing myself merely by pushing out with my thighs against the stair pipes, and leaning out over the pool. So if I slipped, in I went. Kind of a precarious position when holding a digital camera. :o


    But you have a fine point. Thank you. :)
     

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