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  1. #1
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    Day at the park.

    Oh my..... lots to show today!

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    First tries at HDR




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    Not HDR obviously from here to the end


    Yes.... these are surprisingly not HDR. Reminds me of crysis!




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    I know the HDRs came out weird.... but no comments?
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    The #3 in the first post ... the DOF seems a little too shallow, with the petal edges being out of focus ... what are your thoughts?

    The #5 of the first post ... the sky just ... well, what are your thoughts? I am also a little unclear as to the subject. The tree in the distance?

    #6 also tends to leave one asking ... what are we looking at? What is the subject here? It needs a little help in pointing it out. Just some compositional aspects to consider, that's all.

    In the second series ... it would appear to me that the light source is the subject, by virtue of the "Brightest point in the photgraph"-rule. They work. The last one, is the clear exception, as you've gotten the reflection to highlight the subject area. Good use of light.
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    Thanks!

    Yeah, I'm kind of wondering what the subject was myself! Other than an excuse to take a picture... Actually, I was just going for a landscape, guess it wasn't landscapish enough? I like your take on the tree in the middle though.



    As for the flower, I couldn't quite get the focus right on the middle part, I know it has a name..... just can't think of it now lol. And this was the best of the set and it was just too cool to show what the lens could do not to post it.

    For a flower a few inches wide and me able to get this close, what aperture would you suggest? Closer to 5.6 and beyond? I was already shooting ISO400 so I could probably increase it a bit.

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    crop?

    blehh.... I don't like it anymore!

    How do I establish a subject for wider shots like this? Is it even possible?

    I really appreciate the comments!
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    I wouldn't say the trees at HDR are weird, but they are different, minimalist approach to art maybe? in # 5 the tree is a bit distracting, I kind of like the "layers" of light in the sky. And the last one is just cool, er um should I say warm. Maybe soften the sun in the sky a bit more would draw the eye more to the stone?? Hope I don't sound stupid, just trying to figure this out myself, and trying to understand if I see something I like WHY do I like it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by seanhoxx View Post
    I wouldn't say the trees at HDR are weird, but they are different, minimalist approach to art maybe? in # 5 the tree is a bit distracting, I kind of like the "layers" of light in the sky. And the last one is just cool, er um should I say warm. Maybe soften the sun in the sky a bit more would draw the eye more to the stone?? Hope I don't sound stupid, just trying to figure this out myself, and trying to understand if I see something I like WHY do I like it.
    Thank you! How's this?


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    or is it really the sun setting? could be the moon..... kidding!

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    Makes the W stand out more with the added blacks.
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    O.k. lets see, in #1 can you "dull" or diffuse or make "smaller the orb in the sky? #2 very cool, that from another world look to it, I find #3 to dark. A perfect example of what can be done with the eye the camera the mind and the software, cool stuff
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    What do you think? Sun smaller and a few other adjustments with dodge/burn

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    oops, I made west crooked, LOL! Must've forgot to undo that liquify on the W.
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    LOL ok well get your west straightened out and I think that will be just fine, So how much time and effort does it take to get comfortable with PS ? I am still not sure what to buy.
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