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03-03-2010, 12:16 AM
Today I went to Hastings (a book store) because I was bored. I was in the magazines sections looking at photography magazines. Well I came across a magazine titled "The Essential Guide to Landscape Photography". Which acually I think it is a book. Anyways, within this book I learned a little bit about Aperture and depth of field. Well witch these pictures I took tonight I put what this book explained into use.

This is a little park that is smack dab in the middle of downtown Conway, Ar


03-03-2010, 01:35 AM
Love all the bright colors here.

03-03-2010, 01:36 AM
Doooooooooope! Great saturation and dof. The long exposure due to the high aperture makes that fountain seem surreal. It could be a little more level, but that is a detail that is frequently overlooked. The almost seems like it is a HDR image, but thats what you get sometimes when you are dead on with your exposure. Good job here.

Mad Aussie
03-03-2010, 02:04 AM
Very nice exposure for sure. You went all out didn't you? f20 at 30 secs!

JJ's right though ... it's dipping to the left a bit so needs levelling up. Don't go all Casil on us and wet our desktops with your photos of water now!! ;)

I love the softness of the fountain and water. The shutter speed here was just simply perfect I reckon!!

What's not perfect for me is the overall composition. It's full of distractions like those garbage bins (Wheelie Bins we call them), could you have shot from a different part of the fountain and perhaps ended up with a more pleasing background?
I can't see what's here but it appears you could have walked to your left about 4 or 5 metres/yards and taken this from a very low angle and maybe got a better background. On the other hand I can't see what's on that side of the pond so maybe that's worse.

If that is the case then I'd look at trying a very high angle and shoot down and see what you get.

Nice experimenting though!

03-04-2010, 04:20 AM
The fountain is really nice. No comments on that. I do however don't like the background. Far to much distractions there, drawing attention away from the nice fountain. Try to only include items in your shot worth looking at. All the other stuff is going to bring the photo down... :)

03-04-2010, 10:17 PM
Very cool shot. I don't have anything to add to the rest of the comments as they've mentioned all the things I noticed as well. Love the idea though and the result is very cool.