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Old Jan 2, 2007, 10:30 PM   #1
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Midnight New Years Filpina dinner


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Old Jan 3, 2007, 5:21 PM   #2
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Interesting shots.



The first is not too pleasing, I think you need to focus more on one thing and get a little more light by taking the picture a little earlier in the day so we can see the house.



The next two, I don't really like the lighting, possibly a little longer exposure might help, and on the first picture there is a light source coming form the side, and the person in the last photo is not complimented by the lighting or the photo at all.
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Old Jan 4, 2007, 5:03 AM   #3
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I actually really like number 2 as it has a very old world feel to it and you can imagine this is what meal times used to be like. The only thing that might be worth looking at is the positioning of candles/additional lights as the fruit in the centre of the table is very badly lit so that could have lifted the shot.

Not saying I don't like that last one but a shot possibly with just the person (your wife/girlfriend/sister/friend....... don't want to get it wrong) lit by candles or a re composition might have worked better.
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Old Jan 4, 2007, 12:27 PM   #4
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Love the 2nd shot! Really nice - Mark hit it right on the head - an old world feel.

The first shot does nothing for me - just not interesting.

The third shot, the woman looks uncomfortable - almoust like she's slouching down to fit in the frame. Also for me the table being in focus but her looking at the camera but slightly out of focus doesn't work that well. I think a wider shot with a couple people at the table (preferably notlooking at the camera but enjoyingeach other's company)would have worked much better - the subject being the dinner and the interaction of the people.
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Old Jan 4, 2007, 6:23 PM   #5
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#2 for sure. . . Very cozy feel to the photo. .
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Old Jan 4, 2007, 8:23 PM   #6
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Sergeant wrote:
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Interesting shots.



The first is not too pleasing, I think you need to focus more on one thing and get a little more light by taking the picture a little earlier in the day so we can see the house.
Well, I didn't want to show the house... I wanted to show the Christmas lights with the house being secondary. I had pixs that showed more house and pixs that showed Christmas lights only and you couldn't even see the house. I chosed the middle ground. All shots were taken on a Tripod at different settings.

My favorite shot is the second one, and was experimenting with my wife in the 3rd pix. Better lighting for her was behind the fruit bowl, but then she be blocked by the fruit bowl.

Just playing around and learning... so thanks for all the tips folks. I appreciate it.
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Old Jan 5, 2007, 6:00 AM   #7
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shot 2 has a very intimate and warm feelign about it

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Old Jan 8, 2007, 1:19 PM   #8
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#2 is the nicest
#3 - she looks like she is forcing the shot
#1 - not focused - did you use a tripod?
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Old Jan 14, 2007, 11:56 AM   #9
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I like the 3rd one because it has the "Cha Gio" my favorite dish
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