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zackattack Jan 18, 2007 5:03 PM

I've been somewhat intimidated to post any of my shots here after seeing other people's way awesome, professional qualitywork. I guess I'll put my best foot forward and try to make a good first impression here... This is definitly one of my favorite shots. It was taken around Norwood, La on a camping trip I took in December.

bhammitt Jan 18, 2007 5:32 PM

Welcome to the forum! Very nice work, really like the reflection of that tree line! I look forward to seeing more of your work!


zackattack Jan 18, 2007 5:42 PM

Thanks for the welcome and the compliment, although, I would hardly call it "work". I might call it a snap shot. I'm not sure if they make a word that comes before novice. I've been at it since October. Hopefully I'll be able to learn a lot from the folks over here.

[email protected] Jan 18, 2007 7:30 PM

Welcome Zack. Nice first post. Watch out for those dark corners in your photo - that's vignetting. You can crop that out of your photos in Photoshop or Irfanview or some other image processing package.


desperate_dan Jan 19, 2007 3:21 AM

Hey nice shot zack. I know exactly how you feel because i felt the same way a few months back when i joined the forum. But fear not matey. This is a good place with lots of friendly people offering helpful advice/. You're off to a good start with that pic. Look forward to seeing more posts from you.

bahadir Jan 19, 2007 4:13 PM

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Very nice image with tasteful composition anda matchingsilhouette effectZack:cool:Ollie's advice aboutcropping out the vignettingactually appliesto your image.Alternatively you can also clone out these undesired parts in Photoshop. As I intended todo a quick edit concerning this issue I also darkened the skyand boosted the red about the horizon slightly by using the Level tool at asto increase the dramatic themealready presentin your image. Hope it's worked for you :)

zackattack Jan 19, 2007 4:30 PM

Thanks for the tips. The image I posted had no editing done to it. I'm waiting for the computer I ordered back in December to come in before I start exploring PS elements 5. It's starting to get a little frustrating. :angry:
I've got quite a cache of images waiting to be worked on.

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