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Old 02-25-2010, 09:22 AM   #1
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Post questions about your camera or lens choices.

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Old 02-25-2010, 09:34 AM   #2
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Old 02-25-2010, 09:36 AM   #3
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Old 02-25-2010, 09:41 AM   #4
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better comp than the first, still lacking any strong subject to draw the eye in. washed out on the right. try same scene under different lighting conditions. eg; a stormy sky could make either of these photos much better.
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Old 02-25-2010, 10:04 AM   #6
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First the technical aspects, it looks like you have 3 different light sources, florescent I am guessing on the foreground structure, incandescent for the town, and the background is natural. Each has a different temperature making the different "colors" of the light look very busy. This is a very difficult situation to make work.

Also I don't know if it was your Jpeg compression or the high ISO but their is a good bit of noise, so if it is that way in the original file set the ISO lower manually and a tripod or bracing yourself might be needed.

As for the composition it looks slightly tilted clockwise (if you have a grid you can turn on that helps a lot). And you have this interesting structure on the bottom but it's placement and the amount shown don't bring it to the forefront. I think if you tilted the camera down to just ave the structure and town it could create a stronger image. It would make stronger elements for the viewers eye to catch.
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washed out on the right.
That's a receeding fog bank, I wanted it to add to the shot, not detract. I agree it doesn't accomplish what I wanted.
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Old 02-25-2010, 10:13 AM   #8
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better comp than the first, still lacking any strong subject to draw the eye in. washed out on the right. try same scene under different lighting conditions. eg; a stormy sky could make either of these photos much better.
I agree, when looking at the image my eye is jumping between the small details with no steady place to look.

You want to guide the viewers eye around and have that detail that keeps them in the image.
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Is this Maine, near Schoodic Penninsula?
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Is this Maine, near Schoodic Penninsula?
South Trescott, on the way to West Quoddy Head. See the full deal here;

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=453045
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Great idea snoidy & NikonStrom

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South Trescott, on the way to West Quoddy Head. See the full deal here;

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=453045
That pic looked just like a small town near where I stayed a few years ago. It was either near Schoodic or Petit Manan. Unfortunately, those pics are on my computer at work.

Nice photos, BTW. I love Maine. Well, except for the skeeters.
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no strong main subject. needs more lighthouse.
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As was mentioned there is no main subject, in taking a photo sometimes what you see as an amazing landscape does not translate. A good rule is to get some main subject which pops out and the background adds to, or just amazing "textures" like clouds, lots of rocks in the water etc.

For this image you could play more with the textures. If you did this as a B&W image with higher contrast the water could become much more interesting.

Also I would crop out the branches to the left, the tree is cropped partially which leads to a "chopped off look". When doing a crop or framing it is good to look at the edges and see if it looks natural.
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Old 02-25-2010, 09:58 AM   #15
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How about a few looks at a place I like to practice on? Willing to take any hints for improved composition/exposure.

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2) More recent shot - different time of the year, sun was more in the SW (photo taken - road is a North/South road, facing North)



3) Last months full moon - playing around with off camera flash. 5sec @ f/4



Like I said - this is a place close by I like to experiment around with.
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