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Old Apr 18, 2005, 10:05 AM   #1
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I recently got to go on a white water rafting trip for free as I was the "photographer". I want to give the owner of the resort some photos as a payment, but I want to make sure they as top quality as possible. Please give your honest opinions and also bare in mind that they haven't yet been through Photoshop(I have to post from work which doesn't have photoshop), so I haven't been able to selectively sharpen and blur, which I still want to do.
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Old Apr 18, 2005, 10:07 AM   #2
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Here is number 2
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Old Apr 18, 2005, 10:09 AM   #3
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And the final photo is...
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Old Apr 18, 2005, 10:32 AM   #4
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Overall, the pictures are good. I think that the focus on the subject in 1 and 2 are a tad soft - you can see other parts of the pictures that are a little sharper.

I love number 3- it portrays some of the realities of white water on a river of that size.

Overall, I believe a bit of PP will rectify these issues, and they are pretty high quality shots - thanks for sharing!
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Old Apr 18, 2005, 10:44 AM   #5
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Nice pictures indeed. I like numbers 2 and 3. number 1 seems little bit soft, but nothing that photoshop couldnĀ“t fix.

I photographed also little kayak action with my coolpix 4100. (still waiting for my fz20). I had so little zoom that I allmost had to wet my feet to get the shots.

Look some of my pix for reference (image quality might not be as good but anyway)

http://www.stevesforums.com/forums/v...01&forum_id=82
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Old Apr 18, 2005, 12:20 PM   #6
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I think they are great , I am sure PS can help some but ...they are still nice.
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Old Apr 18, 2005, 12:34 PM   #7
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The first and second are very good. I should think the owner would be quite happy to hang them up for view by prospective customers.

I can't get over how muddy the water looks in that third photo. Not the clear, pristine mountainwater they show you in the brochures. Not your fault as the photographer of course, but it does draw my eye every time.
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Old Apr 18, 2005, 12:57 PM   #8
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I think that they all have the potential to be something you could give to someone and be happy. A little PS work, USM, levels, etc. and you should have some nice prints. #3 I think could benefit from some cropping as the muddy water draws the eye away from the person. 2cents.
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Old Apr 18, 2005, 3:43 PM   #9
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Speaking as a newbie, I think 1 and two are excellent, really showing the action and th enviroment. #3 though I think needs to be cropped a bit, I tend to agree with the last statement that the muddy waters sort of distract your eye from the actual feat of surving the rapids!

Either way, I'd be very glad to have those shots! Well done.

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Old Apr 18, 2005, 7:08 PM   #10
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#3 is my fav
Not an easy shooting situation

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