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Old Apr 26, 2011, 1:46 PM   #1
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Hi there,

I hope everyone had a great Easter

I've had a DSLR now for around 10 months, it is the Canon 550D and i'm absolutely loving it.

Whilst on holiday last week I had my first proper attempt at some landscape photography. This, I think, is my best image. I used a polarising filter to bring out the blue in the sky which I think has worked well. As i'm new to this sector of photography I would be really grateful if you could give me some feedback and areas to improve.

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Old Apr 26, 2011, 7:09 PM   #2
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Hi Phil,

I like it. It has good composition and depth in the image. I like the overall color of the shot. May I ask where this was taken?

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Old Apr 26, 2011, 7:41 PM   #3
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You composed the shot very well. It seem that the focus could be a little sharper. Did you use a tripod? when shooting landscapes a tripod is a must. Personally I would clone out that small tree in the background, but some people may like it as it gives a sense of scale. There also seems to be a small little curved line at the top edge of the photo above the tree that needs to be removed.
Good job for a first attempt.
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For a first attempt, this shot is well rendered. Love the contrasting colors of the sky and the grass, and the tree simply completed this image.
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Lovely composition and I like the road leading the eye into the scene. Well done and keep posting.
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You composed the shot very well. It seem that the focus could be a little sharper. Did you use a tripod? when shooting landscapes a tripod is a must. Personally I would clone out that small tree in the background, but some people may like it as it gives a sense of scale. There also seems to be a small little curved line at the top edge of the photo above the tree that needs to be removed.
Good job for a first attempt.
The shot on my computer is actually really sharp, not sure why it's come out a little soft where i've uploaded it here. Also, since I put this photo on here i've removed that little bit of dust above the tree.

Here is it re-uploaded but this time I made sure quality was not compromised when downsizing the shot for uploading:

Thanks everyone for the comments and tip, I really appreciate it.
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The shot is much sharper in the second attempt. I do think that the back tree definitely gives the shot depth. I'm not as technically proficient as many on this forum, but I'm looking more at the art of the photograph and one of the ways I judge that is by if it makes me "feel" something. This photo definitely does that: it makes me want to take the day off and take my dog to the countryside and watch her run. That makes it a very nice photograph by my standards.
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Clear skies of late made me not want to shoot landscape pictures. This reminds me I should. Great shot!
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the second version is sharp and it is defin atly a keeper
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That 2nd one looks great!
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