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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2008 1:47 am 
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1/80, f11, ISO 200, 70-300mm @ 70mm

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1/6, f8, ISO 100, 18-70mm @ 18mm

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1/200, f8, ISO 100, 10-20mm @ 10mm

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Three very different shots of mine. Could I improve on these?

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the first one could use a bit more color.. but its still very nice.. i really enjoy the 2nd and 3rd ones the most... very nice job and i dont think you can improve much on 2 & 3. 8)

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I like the 2nd and 3rd shots. Looks good keep it up.

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I like the first and second, but especially the second- beautiful colours. Not so keen on the third, though thats probably because I don't find the subject matter so exciting.

Good shots!

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Hello,
I like the shots as well, my favorites being 2 and 3. They're awesome.
If I'd have to critique though, i agree with emp93 that the 1st would be richer with some more color.

Also I just learned this not long ago, you can actually reproduce quite nicely the polarizing filter effect if you have photoshop and i think the 1st photo could benefit from this.

I've learned it like so:
1. Create new transparent layer.
2. Apply a black to transparent gradient making sure black is on the top of the image.
3. Set the layer's blending option to "Soft Light" and you can then play with its opacity in order to control the strength of the effect.

Well just an idea. Tell me what you think. :)

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Nice shots. Especially the 2nd one. Love that one.

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I've tried Andy's suggestion of a gradient layer in soft light and here it is:

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I do like the added colour depth and strength. Thanks for the tip.

Thank you for all your comments; it's given me a lot of heart.

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:) i'm glad it worked for you and glad you like it!

p.s. sorry, i just realized it's not a "polarizing effect" but that of a neutral density grad. filter :roll:

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I love the second Photo but all 3 are great.


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#2 :shock:

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Not being funny - but I swear people would pay descent amounts of money to get that London shot on something like a canvas!

It looks perfect.

Number 3 looks like a photo that you would see in advertisements for holidays etc. - thats not a bad thing by any means! (#2 is just to dramatic a shot to go in a holiday ad lol!)

1st shot isn't as good as the other two, but it is still nice :D

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