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PostPosted: Sun May 11, 2008 4:50 pm 
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-+2ev bracketing, went for really strong colors to emphasis that it's spring up here in the north-east. The clouds were really friendly this day and came out looking pretty cool, imo.

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wow...what a great pic..

I see that you say you're a novice too? I'm also a beginner, who doesn't even have a camera! :cry: ..but will soon;

now my question is, how much 'practice' did you need to take a pic like that? And is that picture photoshoped at all, or is it the actual image when you took it?! btw, i'm also live in the northeast, and I wish i can make my decision on what camera to get, so i can take some great Spring pics, b4 the season changes! 8)


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WOW syncharmony,

hello landscape!! That's a dramatic and absolutely beautiful shot. Beautifully detailed and focus in the whole range. Love the sky and clouds..what a vista.

I'm not sure you need the leaves sticking out in the top-left color, but I appreciate that you went wide.

From a pure compositional point-of-view, you could experiment with tipping the camera up a little bit, to let the sky take up a full upper 2/3 of the picture.

Delicious image!

Cheers :-)


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PostPosted: Sun May 11, 2008 10:06 pm 
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Avlis wrote:

now my question is, how much 'practice' did you need to take a pic like that? And is that picture photoshoped at all, or is it the actual image when you took it?! btw, i'm also live in the northeast, and I wish i can make my decision on what camera to get, so i can take some great Spring pics, b4 the season changes! 8)


Depends on if you mean mental practice or physical practice I suppose! Before getting my camera, I immersed myself in as much knowledge as I could about how to use a DSLR properly. These forums and others were a great help of course, as well as reading Bryan Petersons's Understanding Exposure book.

I don't actually use photoshop, so it's not photoshopped if you will, but it is post-processed. I shoot the same scene several times with different exposures, then combine with photomatix. After tone mapping, I bring it into Aperture and adjust brightness, contrast and sharpness pretty much until I get an end result I like.

It's all about practice and trial and error and finding some good places to go and shoot. I've had my camera for a lil over a month, and in many ways I feel like a total novice that has the barest comprehension of what makes a good picture. It's very addictive and fun to learn, so I wish you the best of luck in choosing a camera soon. It's interesting looking up and studying what to buy, but it's much more fun actually taking pictures no matter what you end up buying.

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This foto looks really good....not to much of a hdr effect.....just the way i like it. :)


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