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    just some shooting in bray in Maidenhead

    Ok, so I'm learning all the time, so I decided to have a lesson on the basics of the camera. I just want you tell me what you think of some photos and advise me on what I could have done to improve the image.


    Nikon D80 50mm f/1.8 1/4000s iso 100
    just some shooting in bray in Maidenhead

    Nikon D80 50mm f/1.8 1/800s iso 100
    just some shooting in bray in Maidenhead

    Nikon D80 300mm f/5.6 1/160s iso 100
    just some shooting in bray in Maidenhead
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    Re: just some shooting in bray in Maidenhead

    Damien

    I hope you accept my amending your text to insert capitals and full stops. Because a number of people on CiC do not have English as their first language, as I think has maybe been pointed out before, those of us who do need to ensure we write in a way that can be understood by everyone.

    I think you have made a very good job of the first two images. The one thing I wish wasn't there in the second one, is that piece of plant coming into the frame near to the top at the left-hand side.

    I don't think the third one works so well. I'm not sure if the subject was the heron. If so, then it fills to small a part of the image. I also think this one is very busy and made up of a lot of unconnected bits.

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    Re: just some shooting in bray in Maidenhead

    Thank you donald, Yes the third picture is a mess i was trying to get the heron but failed. The first two images i liked, Mainly the first one, It was my first time shooting maual so i was happy with what i got.

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    Re: just some shooting in bray in Maidenhead

    Here is another one that i took today.

    Nikon D80 24mm f/4.5 1/125s iso 100
    just some shooting in bray in Maidenhead
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    Re: just some shooting in bray in Maidenhead

    You appear to have been struggling with difficult backgrounds with the previous images; but this one is excellent.

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    Re: just some shooting in bray in Maidenhead

    Thank you geoff, I do stuggle with the artistic sode of things which i hope will come with practice!

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    Re: just some shooting in bray in Maidenhead

    Quote Originally Posted by damien View Post
    It was my first time shooting manual so I was happy with what I got.
    Hi Damien,

    Can you tell us why you chose those combinations of aperture, shutter speed and iso?

    To help out, I have put the EXIF data with each image - it'll help us help you if you take the time to do that (please).

    One observation; The base iso of the D80 is almost certainly 200 (it is on all Nikon's I know of), I wouldn't recommend going below that (e.g. to "Lo"), there's really no benefit.

    Cheers,
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    Re: just some shooting in bray in Maidenhead

    Damien, in the last image...the expance of the sky does not do much for the image as it is cloudless it holds little intrest. I would try cropping most of it above the tree off and see how you like it. This would also put the horizon a little closer to the thirds. Nice image.

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    Re: just some shooting in bray in Maidenhead

    hi Paul,

    I have done what you said to try, and now i can see your point, I just dont have the eye for that sort of this, Do you think it looks any better

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    Re: just some shooting in bray in Maidenhead

    Much better I think. Gives it a whole new feel.

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