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    First Shots New Nikon D5100

    Hi,

    I have been waiting six weeks for this day. I now have a new D5100 to replace, through insurance, my D3100 that was busted by my dogs. I only had to pay a small difference to go up to the D5100 so I was happy with that. I thought I would share some of my first shots with the new camera, they are taken at various locations, my house, a dam in Canberra and the Zoo, they have been quickly run through PS to resize and small touch ups for sharpness/brightness/contrast and of course one conversion to b&w.

    Cheers

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    Re: First Shots New Nikon D5100

    Quote Originally Posted by jstp View Post
    Hi,

    I have been waiting six weeks for this day. I now have a new D5100 to replace, through insurance, my D3100 that was busted by my dogs.
    Congratulations, Jason. Glad it's arrived. I'm sure you'll make great images with it. Just try and keep it away from the dogs!


    Quote Originally Posted by jstp View Post
    First Shots New Nikon D5100
    Already we can already see what's going to be coming. I think that is a very strong image. Wonderful bold lines and shapes. The shadow patterns on the (... what do you call them - buttresses?) are brilliant.

    I wondered about a crop in from the left so that our attention was thrown solely onto those three right hand side buttresses and their reflections.
    Last edited by Donald; 19th May 2012 at 09:21 AM.

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    Re: First Shots New Nikon D5100

    Nice work Jason. Looks like your having fun.
    #1 is my pick. I like its simplicity, angles and the reflection really does it for me.
    Nothing like a new camera to play with eh.

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    Re: First Shots New Nikon D5100

    I agree with Greg and Donald, I also think that first one is very good.

    What with the shapes, shadows and reflections, it has it all and yet is a simple enough composition to pull it off.

    Now, keep that neckstrap away from the edge of anything

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    Re: First Shots New Nikon D5100

    + 1 for all above comments, #1 is the best for me also. Looks like the extra money you put up, could prove to be money well spent.

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    Re: First Shots New Nikon D5100

    Thank you all for the comments. I am looking forward to exploring the extras that come with the 5100, things like bracketing and the ability to set up to take timed shots, are both areas that interest me.

    I wondered about a crop in from the left
    I was wondering as well how far in to crop the image with the first block on the left in shadow I was in two minds whether to do as you suggested or leave it. I left if obviously, but here is the tighter crop, again I am not sure about that little bit that is left in the pic on bottom right. I don't think my cloning skills are up to making it look natural

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    Re: First Shots New Nikon D5100

    Jason, that's just about perfect.
    One thing I missed the first time though, there appears to be a can floating in the water middle right of shot.
    A simple bit of cloning should fix that up.
    Well done mate.
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    Re: First Shots New Nikon D5100

    Jason,

    Congrats on the D5100!! I love mine. From your shots, I can tell you're gonna have loads of fun with it.

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