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    Please comment on my photos

    As you can see I am very new here. I left a couple of photos I like on an album I have started.

    I invite any comments from CIC readers and contributors.

    thank you
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    Re: Please comment on my photos

    The convention here is to post photos directly into threads if you want comments, so it might be worth reposting them here, typically fewer photos are better as people like to consider a photo at a time and always best to include any information about the shot, including settings and equipment used as well as time of day, weather etc.

    I like the composition of the Monterosso photo, although to me the colours seem a bit muted and I'd be tempted to add a little saturation. The sky is blown out which might be recoverable and you can see a bit of the guard fence from the view point you were standing on which is something to look out for and avoid in future I'd suggest.

    The dam photograph doesn't appeal to me as much as a composition but that's probably just me. I think being landscape it doesn't emphasize the drop that much, there's also a very slight sliver of sky in the photo which I think would be better removed. I wonder what it would look like with a bit more sky and and the top of the dam running along the top horizontal thirds line. I think you've captured the water movement very well.

    I hope that's the kind of thing you were looking for.

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    Re: Please comment on my photos

    If you are unsure of any points about uploading photos, Robin, have a read of this HELP THREAD: How can I post images here?

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    Re: Please comment on my photos

    Thank you Geoff, i will go and read up.

    Thank you RichB, Yes, that is what I am looking for.
    The Monterosso photo was a point and shoot with a Richo Caplio R5 while on holiday. And I never noticed the hand rail, and hand! when I was taking the photo! Too busy enjoying the scene.

    On the Dam, (D70s, Sigma 28-200) I was trying to get the water over the dam to look good.
    I did take some others with more sky which I think are better photos, but with less fall.
    The day was overcast to becoming bright, around midday.

    I uploaded and posted the way I did so as not to fill the forum with "my junk", a wrong move. I will try again.

    Thank for your time in looking and comments
    Last edited by rawill; 26th October 2012 at 08:25 PM.

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    Re: Please comment on my photos

    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff F View Post
    If you are unsure of any points about uploading photos, Robin, have a read of this HELP THREAD: How can I post images here?
    It looks like I will probably use Tinypics, and an album.
    Thank you, I am not sure why I never found this earlier.

    In too big of a hurry I guess.

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    Re: Please comment on my photos

    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff F View Post
    If you are unsure of any points about uploading photos, Robin, have a read of this HELP THREAD: How can I post images here?
    I tried joining tinypic but kept getting flicked over to photobucket, would photobucket be alright. I am a member there.

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    Re: Please comment on my photos

    Photobucket works fine. Just copy the IMG code and paste it in the thread you want.

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    Re: Please comment on my photos

    Many thanks.
    Here is hoping, this is my first try!

    http://i417.photobucket.com/albums/p...0/DSC_0065.jpg

    Actually this is my 2nd effort, lets see.
    It seems to have worked!

    Now to me, this photo seems confused, the eye is being directed in different ways and does not know where to go.
    As well as that, the foreground is out of focus.

    I was trying to get the path around the side into the picture to create a 'frame/lead' of some kind.
    but it does not seem to work.
    I like the sky and the water, but that is about all.
    I am sure I have better photos in my album.
    Last edited by rawill; 27th October 2012 at 04:43 AM.

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    Re: Please comment on my photos

    Thank you again.
    I love the cover photo on your Birds album.

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    Please comment on my photos

    Hi Robin, well it kind of worked....the link showed but the image did not. You have copied the url and needed the IMG. I changed it for you here.
    I am not sure which bird image was up when you looked...they change each time you view it but thank you none the less.

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    Re: Please comment on my photos

    It was 76, aha, I need to do some more homework!

    Please comment on my photos

    I see what you mean.

    Now I wonder if the moderators would like to clean up this thread which is a bit messy!

    Cropped, maybe too much.

    Please comment on my photos
    Last edited by rawill; 27th October 2012 at 06:11 AM.

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    Re: Please comment on my photos

    Ah, the Osprey and full wing spread. Looks like you got it this time.

    On your first image....I think a crop removing some of the left and some off the bottom will take care of the leading line issue and OOF foreground.
    Maybe crop so that the trail starts just obve the bottom edge coming in from the left. Just an idea I am sure there will be others.

    Unfortunately the second is more difficult as the leading line leads you straight out of the image.
    Last edited by jeeperman; 27th October 2012 at 05:42 AM.

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    Re: Please comment on my photos

    Hi,
    A selective brightness/darkness,contrast and saturation,cloning and sharpness gave in my opinion a better look to yours
    Please comment on my photos

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    Re: Please comment on my photos

    Thank you. I am not sure. I wonder if your treatment has made it too "yellow".
    However, the clouds certainly stand out better in your version.

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