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    Dover

    Went for a drive down to Dover with my wife on Tuesday. Where they have Dover harbour, Dover Castle, and of course, The White Cliffs of Dover.
    It was one of those sunny, cloud, sunny, cloud, sunny days.

    I'm a long way from even intermediate with landscapes (and most other photography lol), so would you good people tell me what I have done right, wrong etc. One of the main things I want to know is if I got the framing right?
    I bought my first dslr a few month back and hope I'm improving.

    C&C away people..... I can take it Dover




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    Re: Dover

    They all work well for me, Dave.

    With the first two, the white cliffs seem a bit over exposed but I can't really tell with this basic monitor.

    And the path is possibly a little too straight to be absolutely perfect. Maybe take a few paces to your right for a different angle.

    I suspect that shooting from a bit further to the left so as to bring the headland more to the right may also have caused a different angle problem. Did you try anything like that?

    A good sky in all of them.

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    I like them all with #3 as my favourite. So dramatic in that light... Great shots.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff F View Post
    They all work well for me, Dave.

    With the first two, the white cliffs seem a bit over exposed but I can't really tell with this basic monitor.

    And the path is possibly a little too straight to be absolutely perfect. Maybe take a few paces to your right for a different angle.

    I suspect that shooting from a bit further to the left so as to bring the headland more to the right may also have caused a different angle problem. Did you try anything like that?

    A good sky in all of them.

    Thanks Geoff. Take a few paces to your right hahahahaha I guess I could have taken a few steps left that would have change the angle of the picture, maybe making it better. (Note to self: Do this in future).
    The cliffs in parts may/may not be over exposed, I really don't know. When I took those the sun was hitting them so they were very bright.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobobird View Post
    I like them all with #3 as my favourite. So dramatic in that light... Great shots.
    Thank you Bobo. I did have to use the help of shadows and highlights in photoshop with that one. Shooting with the sun hitting me just to the left as we look made it come out darker than I would have liked.

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    Thats a nice set of shots Dave. #3 and #4 work particularly well for me. Lovely lighting and colours. #3 could almost be a painting !

    Dave

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    great shots like all but #3 is my favorite very dramatic.

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    Dave and Jack. Thanks for taking the time to look and comment

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    Re: Dover

    they are all good ............number one could be better with a wee bit less blue clouds

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cakey View Post
    they are all good ............number one could be better with a wee bit less blue clouds
    Taken on board. Cheers Cakey

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    Good shots the lot of them - #3 is my favourite. Really interesting cloud formation above the castle and I would have loved to see more of it in the frame.

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    Is that a golf course I see in #1 and 2?

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    Thank you Malcolm and Peter.

    I didn't see anyone playing golf Peter. I don't think it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peterindb View Post
    Is that a golf course I see in #1 and 2?
    Looks like it to me. That's the only reason I can think of to have meticulously manicured grass on the edge of a cliff!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goldcoastgolfer View Post
    Looks like it to me. That's the only reason I can think of to have meticulously manicured grass on the edge of a cliff!
    I didn't know if there was a course there or not. I Googled golf course near Dover, there isn't one near there. So I checked with maps, can't see one where I was.... http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?q=dove...,0.169086&z=13

    I think it's a shame. Would be great views playing a round up there.

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