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POTM [04/08] Sunset over PTA

Discussion in 'Photography, Art & Design' started by WiK1d, 5 Apr 2008.

  1. WiK1d

    WiK1d New Member

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    Hey guys, was away for a few days in the Mystical Drakensberg, woke up one morning to this

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    I was quite queezy so it's not very good, but what do you guys think?

    //Sunset pics down below!
     
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  2. 500mph

    500mph The Right man in the Wrong place

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    The shadows across the plateau's looks nice, but the raining and roof detract from the picture a little.
    Stand at the edge of the porch tomorrow morning and take the picture then?
     
  3. WiK1d

    WiK1d New Member

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    I'm already home :( I wished I took some more that morning

    //Wait, I took some with my other camera I think! Lemme go have a look
     
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    How's that one? (Canon A400 Point and Shoot)
     
  5. Smilodon

    Smilodon The Antagonist

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    The second one is really nice. The first one could be nice if you cropped it a bit. Maybe use the roof and railing (and even the bush to the left) as a "natural frame".
     
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    WiK1d New Member

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    How about this one then?

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  7. Smilodon

    Smilodon The Antagonist

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    Much better! :thumb:

    maybe remove a little more on the left? (about to the center of the post)
     
  8. OleJ

    OleJ Me!

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    I have to say I much prefer the 2nd version. I think color and detail is better. It's obvious that the camera isn't the best in the world but it does a very good job.
    In case you want to stick with 3rd version, I'd suggest you crop away that straight dark "bar" on the left and just a teeny weeny bit on the right (only very little). Perhaps give it 1 or 2% more saturation.
    Just holding my hand against monitor I reckon that 3rd version can easily beat the 2nd if cropped right.
    All in my own humble opinion of course :)
     
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    The second is my pick of the lot. I think it would have been really neat if you could have used the two posts on the patio as well as the roof overhang and the top of the rail to fit on the edge of the frame, making a natural frame for the picture.
    -aaron
     
  10. WiK1d

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    How about this?

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    Thanks for all the crit thus far :D I appreciate it guys!
     
  11. Smilodon

    Smilodon The Antagonist

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    I think it's excellent! :thumb:
     
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    Should I cut a bit of the right off? Around where the little dip on the left side of the hill is, just above the horison? It kinda looks out of proportion..
     
  13. Tomm

    Tomm I also ride trials :¬)

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    No, leave it as it is I reckon :)
     
  14. WiK1d

    WiK1d New Member

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    Okay cool :D Thanks guys!
     
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    Hey guys, walked out of the house into an amazing "sun behind a cloud" view so I jumped on the roof quickly, took a few snaps. Which one of the 5 looks best?

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  16. Buzzons

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    they're all really nice, first one is my fave though :)
     
  17. Smilodon

    Smilodon The Antagonist

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    Awesome pictures! I like the first one best. The colors seems more natural.
     
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    The first one is actually the one where I forgot to do Auto Levels in PS. Thanks :D
     
  19. OleJ

    OleJ Me!

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    Holy schmoly wikid!! Those are fab! Very nice shooting there indeed. I love the colors and the sky.:clap:

    Edit: BTW that last crop of the mountains is teh winner of that bunch.

    Editedit: Oh and #3 or #5 are those I like best of the new bunch.
     
  20. yodasarmpit

    yodasarmpit No longer the other Brett.

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    Cracking set of photos there, I like the second to last best.
     
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