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  1. #1821
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paradox View Post
    Throwing the rule of thirds to the winds The swans were just very good luck!
    Sometimes the rules don't fit. This came out nice.

    Quote Originally Posted by kgosden View Post
    A view from the Nu'alolo Trail looking east along the Na Pali coast of Kauai. No post processing, just a polarizer.
    Beautiful scene.
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  2. #1822
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    Following Lukas' suggestion of foreground, mid and background content.
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  3. #1823
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    Good technique, DPR I'm a little surprised that using f/16 didn't yield enough DOF in #1. You must have been really close to the brush in the front, and focused on the post? In this type of image, it's important to have all the elements in acceptable focus, IMO. Maybe next time focus on the closest object to you, and maybe even close down your aperture a little more.
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  4. #1824
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    I like the compositions there DPR
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  5. #1825
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    Gah! Northern Thailand is too beautiful! After three days of going to "tourist-like" places (photogenic in their own right) I was like, "dudes, I can't leave your town without stopping at the rice fields!" "You want to see rice farms? Why?" Gaaahhhhh! So at dawn on the last day I was in the town, I tore myself away from monks in orange robes proceeding along the roads in lines, and headed to the fields.

    And these are nothing compared to some of the scenes I saw, but I couldn't stop the car. And I got quite a few more of different things that are just as good . Anyhow, imagine what a good photographer with more time and a better camera could do .
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  6. #1826
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    Raven,

    Love the first shot. Too bad the farmers in the second are not facing to one side instead of butt side to you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by toriaj View Post
    Good technique, DPR I'm a little surprised that using f/16 didn't yield enough DOF in #1. You must have been really close to the brush in the front, and focused on the post? In this type of image, it's important to have all the elements in acceptable focus, IMO. Maybe next time focus on the closest object to you, and maybe even close down your aperture a little more.
    I was surprised too but I just couldn't hold F/22. Handheld, (tripod at home) 70-300VR on camera and dim conditions. Not many positions to shoot it from either without really showing up the ugly bench part obscured by the bush.

    Here's one a week later, this time I was carrying the tripod. Learnt my lesson. Heavy though.
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  8. #1828
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    Quote Originally Posted by kgosden View Post
    Raven,

    Love the first shot. Too bad the farmers in the second are not facing to one side instead of butt side to you.
    Yup, also too bad I screwed the tone curve up. That's what I get for using my laptop's LCD screen! Fortunately, both are easy to fix 'cause I took a lot shots that morning, I'm just showing bad PP skills and bad judgment over what to post!

    Hopefully these are ok too! Still using my laptop. Seriously, Thailand is probably the most photogenic place on the planet. Or at least very close.

    By the way, the rule of thirds is stupid. Keep it in your head as something you can use, but only if the situation is direly boring. Let the subject determine the composition!

    Edit: Nope, top one still looks wrong. So much for PP by watching the histogram. I can't tell up from down on this laptop.

    By the way, I like those DPR.
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  9. #1829
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    Raven,

    I think I would crop the first one to eliminate the berm in the foreground. Although that leaves the man walking out of the frame.
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  10. #1830
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    kgosden, Raven's pix is gorgeous cropped this way.
    Looks like I'm going to have to get into the 'custom pix frame business'...
    It would look great over my doorway.

    Vic

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