A&P Some shots from this weekend

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  1. D_Wade

    D_Wade Yeah, that was nice...now you should get going

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    Please critique...but be kind, I am a photography newb!

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  2. dtfromep

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    I like #1 - very surrealistic angle/shot.

    #2 - kind of meh, can't decide what the focal point is. Perhaps if the tree was lit brighter than the building (or is the building the subject).

    #3 - nice composition and exposure, but perhaps use less wide angle (it looks like the building on the left is falling over).

    My .02, cheers!
     
  3. DBSuma

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    Ok

    First one is excellent,
    Second one didn’t go anything for me,
    Third on I have seen about a million times in a million ways.
     
  4. sony

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    The first one is the only one that does anything for me. I love the symmetry but theres one thing that bothers me. It isn't perfectly centered :eek3:
     
  5. D_Wade

    D_Wade Yeah, that was nice...now you should get going

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    Thank you! I want to do some photo processing on the second shot to focus more on the tree, but I am just learning how to use photshop. The third shot was just to get a pic of my car actually...the wide angle does look messed up!
     
  6. D_Wade

    D_Wade Yeah, that was nice...now you should get going

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    I tried my best to get it centered, I really did...:wtc:


    BTW - I love your av! Kate is the shit!!!1
     
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    Crop it. :eek3:
     
  8. SpiderOnTheFloor

    SpiderOnTheFloor New Member

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    1st shot is amazing...i didn't notice it being off center at all until i looked at it very carefully...even so i think its only off by a very small amount...i would fix it before you make a print though (assuming you will MAKE A BIG PRINT OF THAT SHOT [size=-2]and send it to me[/size])
     
  9. D_Wade

    D_Wade Yeah, that was nice...now you should get going

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    Are any of you guys really good at cropping??? I could send or post the original, and you guys could show me what I am doing wrong...
     
  10. dtfromep

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    It is easy in photoshop, I don't have it at work so I will be useless for about eight hours. But basically, just pick the crop tool and 'select' what you want to keep, the stuff that will be chopped off will turn dark. Then double click and your new cropped pic will be there.

    Post the one you want cropped, I'm sure someone here would show you a proper crop.
     
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    #1. Very abstract and the lighting is super futuristic. Very nice photo.

    #2. Would have been nice without the trees IMO. Or if shot from a different angle.

    #3. Very nice again. Looks like you used a wide angle lense for this. Less wide angle would have been my choice. Very nice photos indeed.
     
  12. D_Wade

    D_Wade Yeah, that was nice...now you should get going

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    If you want it in full size (1.74MB) gimme your MSN or AIM and I can send it to you...
     
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    The first one to me isn't off center at all. There may be a little at the ground but that is very minimal. I love the first one. It gives you a small intro to the building. I'd just like to see more of the building after that.

    Then, number two kills the building. its like the tree jumped in front of the photo and took away from the asthetics of the building.

    Number three, whether done a million times or not is still a nice shot. The building is leaning but that can be fixed.

    And if you are trying to get better as a photographer, my .02 will be to not rely on photoshop. Perfect composition and rule of thirds should be practiced through the viewfinder, not the art of cropping.
     
  14. D_Wade

    D_Wade Yeah, that was nice...now you should get going

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    Thank You. The only reason I thought the second shot turned out nicely, was because of the contrast (darkness) of the tree compared to the (lightness) building.
     
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    Couldnt perfectly crop the pic (the cable supports in each upper corner). I don't know if the camera was slightly off level or what is the cause. Here is a cropped version with the focused area centered......

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