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Bambi
11-21-2009, 03:58 PM
Probably because there are no more tourists on the beaches, but there were literally thousands of shells on the beach yesterday. I was having some fun playing :)
playing with composition...altough I didn't actually do much to this composition, but I did move the shell a wee bit
http://lh5.ggpht.com/_eTzuNZZ7ZF0/SwdVAyFOABI/AAAAAAAACN0/dLbDAN2aw7U/s800/DSC08885.JPG

playing with perspective...
http://lh4.ggpht.com/_eTzuNZZ7ZF0/Swf7ORWDSfI/AAAAAAAACQU/Daz6SvyIrzM/s800/DSC08835.JPG

playing with close ups:
http://lh3.ggpht.com/_eTzuNZZ7ZF0/Swf7SKGfkVI/AAAAAAAACQY/2nsSrAiQtKc/s800/DSC08913.JPG

Mad Aussie
11-21-2009, 04:24 PM
Not a critique thread but I like the diagonal comp in the first shot but that 2nd photo is the winner here for me. You just missed the dof with that first shell in that 2nd shot but your feet have taken a lovely shot!! ;)
Shot 3 just doesn't quite have the sharpness it could.

Bambi
11-21-2009, 04:33 PM
Not a critique thread but I like the diagonal comp in the first shot but that 2nd photo is the winner here for me. You just missed the dof with that first shell in that 2nd shot but your feet have taken a lovely shot!! ;)
Shot 3 just doesn't quite have the sharpness it could.

thanks MA. I do have to agree with all of that. My feet are still learning so are making some mistakes :clown:
I think that I am hitting the reality of the limits of my camera. :) or the limits of myself. Or both.

do you think I can fix the sharpness of that first shell in shot 2 without making it look awful?

Mad Aussie
11-21-2009, 04:39 PM
I think that I am hitting the reality of the limits of my camera. :) or the limits of myself. Or both.

do you think I can fix the sharpness of that first shell in shot 2 without making it look awful?
Give it a go ... there might be enough in it to be successful. But only someone critical like the people here at ph.ca would notice it. It's still a really nice shot as is!

I keep forgetting you don't have a decent DSLR yet. I keep forgetting to mention what a great job are doing with what you have! With the lessons in composition etc you've learned you're going to really shine once you buy that DSLR in the near future!

Bambi
11-21-2009, 04:43 PM
Give it a go ... there might be enough in it to be successful. But only someone critical like the people here at ph.ca would notice it. It's still a really nice shot as is!

I keep forgetting you don't have a decent DSLR yet. I keep forgetting to mention what a great job are doing with what you have! With the lessons in composition etc you've learned you're going to really shine once you buy that DSLR in the near future!

:o:o:o:o:o gosh thanks.

oh wait, now there's PRESSURE!! :headslap:

oh well. it seems I always pick hobbies (read: obsessions) that force me to push my boundaries. :rolleyes:

Mad Aussie
11-21-2009, 04:44 PM
Your feet will help you :)

Iguanasan
11-21-2009, 05:25 PM
I really love number 2 as well. Great capture, Bambi!

Bambi
11-21-2009, 07:44 PM
thanks Iggy!

I played with the sharpen on Paint Shop. Any better? My eyes are too crossed to tell! http://lh4.ggpht.com/_eTzuNZZ7ZF0/Swf7ORWDSfI/AAAAAAAACSA/S4lUuozZZMw/s800/DSC08835b.JPG

Mad Aussie
11-21-2009, 07:50 PM
I played with the sharpen on Paint Shop. Any better?
Not perfect but it is a definite improvement :)

Bambi
11-21-2009, 08:05 PM
Not perfect but it is a definite improvement :)

I'll take that!

:thankyou:

MoinMoin
11-22-2009, 12:59 AM
Hi bambi, the second shot ist definitely the best. I like the angle here!

zenon5940
11-22-2009, 09:15 AM
Very nice shots Bambi. Thanks for sharing them.

casil403
11-22-2009, 09:17 AM
#2 is the winner for me also...nice job at playing/experimenting...isn't it fun?!

Bambi
11-22-2009, 09:25 PM
#2 is the winner for me also...nice job at playing/experimenting...isn't it fun?!

why yes Casil, it is. ;)

it was funny my friend that I was with came back and asked if I was okay. I just said that I have getting caught up in what I was doing. :D