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Postby fearlesspierre » Sun Jan 11, 2009 7:22 pm

My first dabble after a cold morning by the river in Maldon, Essex. All taken in RAW format on my 1000D converted using Adobe DNG and tweaked in CS3. Your comments welcome.

It was very cloudy, almost misty and very cold. Don't hold back with comments I can only learn from what you say.


Postby michduncg » Tue Jan 20, 2009 9:16 am

Hi Pete

Thanks for posting these pics - you may get more feedback if you post the pics in with your topic rather than just the links. Details of how to do that are here

Photographing in the conditions that you have described is not always easy, as the sky can be very bright and overcast. I think that you might need to check the exposure of your pics with the sky in to see if the highlights were clipped, as you seem to be loosing some details as result. As you have shot in RAW this is easy to remedy, and is one of the beauties of shooting with a 'real' camera.

I love the view of the village with its red roofs, looks very French. Again, it may be overexposed though. When shooting pics like that, try to ensure that distractions such as the small fence and the path are out of the shot OR shoot from a lower angle and include them as an integral part of the picture.

I really like the last picture, of the ships hull.

Anyway, hope that helps. I am no expert by the way as a look at my flickr link will prove lol . Just keep taking pics, read lots of tips and keep on improving. Thats what we all do

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Postby fearlesspierre » Tue Jan 20, 2009 12:04 pm

Thanks Michael. I'll take on board all your comments. I'm gonna go back to the original RAW files and tweak some more.

Postby kost80 » Sun Jan 25, 2009 8:25 pm

Composition is very nice but the colors always turn out to be dull on overcast days. I would try to saturate them a little bit and also apply some postprocessing in LightRoom. I would also try a minor hdr processing and see how it turns out.

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