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Old Aug 30, 2005, 3:13 PM   #1
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I try to make some shots all in manual adjustment. Those pictures are my first all in manual. Camera-Handhold picture taken with 8700 Nikon model:

ISO 50, f5.6, shutter speed arround 1/125 and focal lenght 8.9mm. (the brighter one is with 1/60s)

I suppose they are not anything new but I would appriciate all kind of sugestion that you might have to celebrate my manual biginning.

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Old Aug 30, 2005, 3:16 PM   #2
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Old Aug 30, 2005, 3:18 PM   #3
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Old Aug 30, 2005, 3:44 PM   #4
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#1, and 3 seem almost the same. However, #1 seems better in the comp. #2 is too bright for my taste. Next time you may want to move the cone, or clone it out though. These type of subjects seem really great in a contrasty b/w version. Here is a quick sloppy conversion as an example.
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I prefer the BW
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Old Aug 30, 2005, 5:15 PM   #6
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I think the B&W works well too, though the horizon needs to be straightened.

In terms of composition, I think I'd probably shoot a bit more space around the tree to show off it's 'loneliness' more.

I've done a quick Photoshop job below. Horizon straigtened (not 100% but just enough to snap it back a bit), B&W using channel mixer and I've also used the Clone tool to enlarge the areas surrounding the tree (to give it more distance).

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Old Aug 30, 2005, 10:35 PM   #7
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i prefer the mono versions as well...
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style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #000000"in the originals #1 and #3 are exposed pretty well... #2 is overexposed..
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