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05-08-2011, 02:28 PM
Hi ,I start using what I learn on the clases ,same of the pictures are lightly modified in photoshop .
1 -f22 ,1/100 , iso 800
2 - f 22,1/30 , iso 800
3 -f 20 ,1/100 , iso 800
4 -f 20 , 1/125 , iso 800
5- f22 ,1/125 iso 800
05-09-2011, 01:30 AM
Can you send us EXIF for each photo? Thank you!
05-13-2011, 06:54 AM
Yep definitely still need the EXIF info. Thanks!
05-13-2011, 12:44 PM
Sorry ,but I do not have more info than this ,after I modified the pictures ,I delete the original pictures ,was shot in raw and take a lot of space on the hard drive .
05-14-2011, 09:19 AM
Ok, well I'll go with what you've got then.
The first thing I notice is that all of the shots are taken at a pretty high f-stop (f/20 or f/22). This is ok when you're working with wide landscapes, but not every shot here needed quite so much depth of field (the shot of the cotton-tails, or whatever those are). That shot would've worked much better at a mid-range f-stop of f/8 or something like that, because your subject was mostly in the foreground, and you would've pulled the viewer's attention to it more with a shallow DOF.
Also, high f-stops tend to not be as sharp as some of the mid-range f-stops, not only because you need slower shutter speeds for those apertures, but also inherent in the physics of the aperture and lens dynamics you just don't get the same sharpness at those f-stops. The sweet spot for most lenses (the point where you get the sharpest image possible with that particular lens) varies, but is typically found between f/5.6 and f/13 (a lot of mine are around f/8). So really, unless you NEED as much depth of field as possible (say in close-up macro shots or something) I'd shoot landscapes at f/16, and then play with things more in the mid-range of f/8 or f/13.
Now, on to some specific comments with the images.
1. The sunset shot with the bright colors in the sky was good, and you used the rule of thirds well here by keeping the horizon in the lower 1/3 of the frame. The silhouetted trees and powerlines helped to set things up and give the scene a good foundation.
2. The shot of the lake with the cotton-tails, or grass (whatever) was good, but as I mentioned I probably would've shot this at a shallow DOF, so as to pull the viewer's attention more to the grass than to everything. The background isn't very interesting really, so limit yourself to a single subject and you'll have a more powerful image.
3. The shot of the setting sun through all the trees was good, and the color tones came out nice and natural here. For this one I think the high f-stop worked alright, and there's a nice sharp delineation of the branches silhouetted against the clouds and colors. Good eye here, and nice setup. The sunset colors helped to keep this from being as cluttered as it would've been with a gray or colorless background.
4. At first I didn't think the shot of the birds through the branches worked, but on closer inspection, it's not too bad actually. I like that you were able to keep the birds themselves nice and sharp, and even though the branches got in the way a little, having them blurred out like that added some interest to things. Good job!
5. The last shot of the sun with the camo tarp in the lower portion of things was alright, but the tarp kept taking my attention away from the sunset. The exposure was rough here, especially since the tarp was kind of in the shadow, so you almost had a blown out sunset, but not enough light to give a ton of detail. I either would've cropped the tarp out, or gone wider to show a bit more of the scene to give it some context and show the viewer what exactly they're seeing.
Good work here, keep it up! Looks like you're internalizing a lot of the concepts in the lesson quite well!
05-14-2011, 04:50 PM
Thank you Greg ,I try my best ,your observations will help me a lot .
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