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Old 10-11-2013, 04:48 PM   #201
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I'm not an artist like you, not even trying to be one. Compared to most people here, I am an unskilled amateur (I'm shooting all my pictures with P&S cameras after all). My pictures are not meant to hang over someone's sofa (not even my own). They are snapshots meant to document my life. I use them in my photo-journal and they usually are for my eyes only. What attracted my eyes to the dawn sky was the color and for me that was the most important element in the picture. I captured what I saw. I was not trying to convey anything more than it was a beautiful morning with an awesome rainbow sky.
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Old 10-11-2013, 04:57 PM   #202
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Old 10-11-2013, 05:05 PM   #203
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I'm not an artist like you, not even trying to be one. Compared to most people here, I am an unskilled amateur (I'm shooting all my pictures with P&S cameras after all). My pictures are not meant to hang over someone's sofa (not even my own). They are snapshots meant to document my life. I use them in my photo-journal and they usually are for my eyes only. What attracted my eyes to the dawn sky was the color and for me that was the most important element in the picture. I captured what I saw. I was not trying to convey anything more than it was a beautiful morning with an awesome rainbow sky.
FIREd, I really enjoyed your photo and spent quite some time reflecting on it. Thank you for posting it!

Compliments also to all the photographers who have posted here. There is amazing talent on this board!
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Old 10-11-2013, 05:22 PM   #204
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I too enjoy every picture I've seen posted here. I haven't commented on every one I wanted to, partially because I didn't want to make it seem as if I was snubbing the others (oh gosh, it all gets so complicated if you over-think things the way that I do sometimes.)

I hope I didn't take the conversation in the wrong direction by introducing the element of critique. That can be a slippery slope sometimes.

Bottom line for me is that it's fun looking at all your pictures everyone. Please post more! (I have a few of my own to post when I can just find 'em on the hard drive.......)
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I hope I didn't take the conversation in the wrong direction by introducing the element of critique. That can be a slippery slope sometimes.
It is tough. Almost any photo could in hindsight be "a little bit better" but few have the luxury of time to spend 20 minutes pondering the possibilities.

Last February I saw this sunset developing and almost ran to get the camera. These were shot off the back porch because there clearly wouldn't be time to go anywhere else for a better composition so "you go with what you got". There is a difference between shots taken 30 seconds apart. Sometimes the light changes faster than that.
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Old 10-11-2013, 06:01 PM   #206
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FWIW, I read the comments just as analysis, things to think about regarding the hobby, not as a critique/criticism of any photo.

I don't take a lot of photos myself, but they are usually just documenting things, not too often do I try to do something 'artsy'. And I'm not too thrilled with my artsy attempts, which are just half-hearted anyway.

But if I come across something that I think is somewhat interesting, I'll post it here. I'm mostly just interested in seeing what others have done, and learn about techniques. I had to look up "half CTO gel", I really liked how that brought out the color on that leaf.

Interesting thread, and some very nice work.

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Apologies if my comments were taken as critiques - they weren't meant that way. Just thought to initiate a conversation on composition for enjoyment.

The potential comment was meant as a compliment...
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Apologies if my comments were taken as critiques - they weren't meant that way. Just thought to initiate a conversation on composition for enjoyment.

The potential comment was meant as a compliment...
I would love to have a conversation on composition. But let's not use someone else's picture to point out how they have it wrong or could do better, especially when they have not requested feedback. Use your own pictures and tell us what you think makes for a well-composed photograph. Then we'll all be inspired to do better.
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Old 10-11-2013, 10:50 PM   #209
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An Arizona sunset. As far as composition - I think it fits the rule of thirds
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Very nice! That and a bunch of others here are worthy of hanging on the wall.
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Very nice! That and a bunch of others here are worthy of hanging on the wall.
Thanks- there are several great shots in this thread. I love your leaf shot. I'm going to try one of those soon.
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Here's an early morning picture I took while hiking up to Mt. Bierstadt earlier this year.
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Still life of our farmers market purchases:
Is this from the FM on Embarcadero near the Ferry Bldg?
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That's OK Fire'd. I'm done. I'll just look at the photos.
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Shot this on a photowalk last year and looked up, shot a few frames, then decided to move.
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Tried some night shots after the rain last night.
Nikon D7000, Nikon - Wide Angle AF-S DX 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5G ED @ 10mm, with tripod, shot as JPG's
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That's OK Fire'd. I'm done. I'll just look at the photos.
Or we could limit our comments to "Very nice". We will all learn so much that way.

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Or we could limit our comments to "Very nice". We will all learn so much that way.

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What about posting your own pictures for a start?
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Took this in Tempe az yesterday
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