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PostPosted: Fri Oct 08, 2010 10:47 pm 
Hi,

Just want to share photos taken from my 50D with the 15-85mm kit lens.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 09, 2010 2:29 pm 
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Welcome to the forum, click2.

You've gone to all the bother of converting (very well) to black and white (presumably, as you've reintroduced selective colour in no.3), but not straightened the horizons.

No.1 would be a much stronger composition it the subject was off centre, and the horizon was 2/3rd of the way up the photo. You're on a 50D, so there are plenty of MP to play with when cropping...


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 09, 2010 8:53 pm 
Hi Phil,

First of all, I actually used 18-55mm kit lens not 15-85mm (type error).

Also, sorry about the confusion, the first two photos were actually monochrome shots with focal length zoomed all the way out.
The third photo was actually in color.(f5.6, 1/250).

Your comments are very welcome as I'm only new to photography.
Rest assured I will take it on board and use your tip next time.

Thank you!


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 10, 2010 2:59 am 
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click2

Regarding no 3, that's my crappy laptop monitor letting me down! :wink:

If you haven't got it already I'd recommend a package like Photoshop Elements - straightening horizons is very easy, along with cropping to change the composition of the shot.

No 1 could be very good, I think.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 10, 2010 7:31 am 
I like 1 and 3 although you do need to watch your horizons. If I understood you correctly, they are B&Ws out of the camera with no editting? I'd suggest you shoot in full colour and then make the B&W conversion in post processing, if you don't mind the extra step. You can take colour away from a colour photo but you can't put it back once it's gone and you get more control. :wink:


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