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Old Oct 2, 2009, 9:56 PM   #1
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I just returned from a fishing trip to the Baja. It was really the first time I have gotten to play with my new Sony Alpha 200. I went only with the basic kit lens. I know most of the pics aren't level and I would appreciate any suggestions on how to keep from doing this in the future. Again, I am taking the pics from the deck of a moving boat.
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Old Oct 2, 2009, 10:00 PM   #2
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Here's a couple more pix for your critique
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Old Oct 3, 2009, 2:31 AM   #3
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Nice shots, but the horizon is not level on all.
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Old Oct 5, 2009, 5:23 AM   #4
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The first shot seemed boring to me.
The others were nice but could be nicer if leveled.

Sonys are fun.
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Old Oct 5, 2009, 9:35 PM   #5
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I took a stab at an edit..

1. Straightened the horizon
2. Increased Saturation
3. Messed with the color curves a bit
4. Sharpened some...

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A nice series, but the horizion is leaning in a lot of the shots. It makes look as if the water is going to run out of the picture
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Old Oct 6, 2009, 8:40 PM   #7
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Guys, I know the pix are all unlevel. I took these shots on a moving boat and I am pretty new to all of this. What tips could you offer in the future to keep the shots level? A tripod is really out of the question.
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Guys, I know the pix are all unlevel. I took these shots on a moving boat and I am pretty new to all of this. What tips could you offer in the future to keep the shots level? A tripod is really out of the question.
After fishing the Gulf of Mexico most of my growing up years, and trying to take pictures off the boat, I sympathize with you and offer only this: You cannot get a true horizon from a rocking boat, with any regularity. Almost any "decent" editing software ( I use photoshop elements) will allow to straighten the horizon, at the cost of a few pixels here and there. Jschoenr did a nice edit on my second favorite of yous shots. I hope you don't mind, I did a quick edit on the other favorite shot..

I selected the sky for some noise reduction, played with the levels a little and sharpened slightly. I like this pic... Robert
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