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C&C wanted on two photos please.

Unread postby Juanito200 » Thu Nov 11, 2010 12:53 am

We took our annual trip to Wurstfest http://www.wurstfest.com/in New Braunfels Texas. Since everybody but me sleeps in late, I took some time to do some longish exposures of the Guadalupe River nearby. These are what I consider the best two that I took. I converted to B/W mainly because the colors weren't all that great IMO. I still feel that somehow I missed the mark on these photos composition wise. Any tips on composition or processing would be appreciated. Thanks in advance, John
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Re: C&C wanted on two photos please.

Unread postby Dusty » Thu Nov 11, 2010 1:30 am

It's always easier to Monday morning quarterback.

I think both should have been done in Portrait orientation to narrow the view but get more of the tree's majesty. You would have had to have a wider lens, or set the one you used wider.

#1 I would have cut off on the right about mid-river, past that central-right tree. You may have also got more of the interesting rocks in the foreground. I also think it's a bit over-exposed, you need more shadow detail in the trees.

#2 is great width-wise, just needs that portrait orientation.

None-the-less, i do like them!

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Re: C&C wanted on two photos please.

Unread postby Juanito200 » Thu Nov 11, 2010 2:10 am

I definitely agree with not having all of the trees. I thought of that at the time, but got lazy and I could have done some stitching, but I didn't. How about this composition, shot at 16mm on the 16-105. I tried to tweak the exposure as well.. Thanks again for taking the time to look at them. John
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Re: C&C wanted on two photos please.

Unread postby Dr. Harout » Thu Nov 11, 2010 7:43 am

3rd is great, John, I mean the best.
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Re: C&C wanted on two photos please.

Unread postby Dusty » Thu Nov 11, 2010 9:43 pm

Good job on the 3rd one, John. It gives it a misty morning look. Maybe you should put it on the cover of a mystery novel.

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