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Old Jan 5, 2011, 10:48 AM   #1
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Default a few pics after the rain FZ100







shot some pics after school
the weather just got better and the air was so clean, i had to get the camera out
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Old Jan 5, 2011, 11:36 AM   #2
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I really like #1!
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Old Jan 5, 2011, 1:44 PM   #3
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A nice series, punk-

All are a bit underexposed in my opinion. However, that is easily corrected with a bit of post process. Good work!

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A nice series, punk-

All are a bit underexposed in my opinion. However, that is easily corrected with a bit of post process. Good work!

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is it a bad thing?
when i take a picture i like it to have more contrast and a richer spectrum of light without burning parts of it
the picture is dark on purpose

should i try shooting more brighter images?
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It is a a matter of personal taste. If the day was indeed, stormy, dark, and rainy, that may indeed be the brightness level that you desire.

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is it a bad thing?
when i take a picture i like it to have more contrast and a richer spectrum of light without burning parts of it
the picture is dark on purpose

should i try shooting more brighter images?
Sarah is correct that photos are very much up to personal taste. Sometime I like very dark images to emphasize the weather/mood. Other times not. I find it very interesting when I post multiple images and people dramatically differ in which they like, and what people pick are almost never my favorite. Personally, I think your shots are all fine.
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thank you sarah and saly
i'll keep posting pics
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I agree - they display the mood of "after the rain" really well, but you wouldn't want all your photos looking like that. Also, a bit of processing might help them look really great.

I've attached a very quickly-edited version of your third shot just as an example.

One pointer: that third shot has the foreground plants in focus and the background plants very slightly out of focus. I would recommend using a narrower aperture (larger f number) for a shot like that to increase depth-of-field and keep everything in focus. If you use P mode you can half-press the shutter button and release it, and the camera will display its chosen aperture/shutter combination. On the fz40 you then move the thumb wheel and the aperture/shutter values increase/decrease with a yellow rectangle around them.

Hope this helps - you're off to a great start!
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Old Jan 5, 2011, 7:41 PM   #9
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Like your shots Punk...I too like the darker shots your portrayed so well...I am on the opposite end of the spectrum i usualy over expose trying to gather more details...lol...
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