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Old Jan 25, 2006, 3:08 PM   #1
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I took this last fall while camping. New at this. I did enhance the color and blur the water. Opinions Much Appreciated.


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Old Jan 25, 2006, 3:38 PM   #2
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doesn't look like you're THAT new to it. this is a very cool image. seems sharp. pretty good composition. i might suggest getting an angle that is lower to the ground and closer to the water but i think this photo works fairly well as it is.

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Old Jan 25, 2006, 3:47 PM   #3
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looks like a nice shot to me. I dont see any exif data but I assume when you say the water was blurred you did this in post. Have you tried setting the shutter speed to get the blurring effect on moving water?
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Old Jan 25, 2006, 4:54 PM   #4
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Thanks...Glad you liked it. I have used a longer shutter speed in the past but it was a cold rainy day and I took this shot rather quickly.

Here it is with the Exif data...When resizing I had inadvertantly removed it out of the file.




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Old Jan 25, 2006, 7:51 PM   #5
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its a good first shot.. no doubt..

i think the tree ruins the flow a bit maybe.. and exploring some angles closer to the river or closer to the bridge might have worked out as well..

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Old Jan 25, 2006, 11:14 PM   #6
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Welcome to the forum. Sharp, good lighting, good composition, except for that truck. Have you tried cloning. Other angles of shooting might also be productive. Thanks.
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Old Jan 26, 2006, 4:31 AM   #7
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Quite nice....Nice exposure accross the photo (appart from the tree).

The tree annoys me a bit. You cant remove it but you can make it less obtrusive. Try and dodgeit down. If you use photoshop that is. Or selectively reduce its contrast, either way.
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Old Jan 26, 2006, 9:36 AM   #8
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Actually...I did take several quick shots that day. Here is a different one. Is this better?


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Old Jan 26, 2006, 9:47 AM   #9
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Compositionally wise I prefer the first. You have a faster shutter on the second therefore not as nice a water flow.

The first I just like more.

I like the bank and the rocks. I'd just lighten the tree to make it sit better with the other tones.



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