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Bandit
03-21-2010, 10:51 PM
Two of these are the same except for being cropped. I like fence lines but not sure I'm approaching it the best way. Any suggestions?

casil403
03-21-2010, 11:56 PM
I like the leading lines in shot 1. The shadows also pull me to the tree.
I think it is slightly over exposed though as the whites seem a bit blown out and the blue sky seems a bit pale.
I know it is not the critiques section but you had asked so I hope it was okay to add. :)
I also like the 2nd shot and if it were me, I would have shot closer to the other side of the road and eliminated the front fence post. Also, I/ would try different angles of the fence lines and get down a bit closer to the ground...doesn't hurt to try different points of view and you never know what you might come up with. :)

Bandit
03-21-2010, 11:59 PM
NO, I appreciate any help. I'm very new at this. I'm not sure I understand blown out although I think I do. The fence is a plastic fence, not wood so it may look different than you'd expect. Atleast, it's plastic coated, not sure, definitely not a painted wood.

casil403
03-22-2010, 12:04 AM
NO, I appreciate any help. I'm very new at this. I'm not sure I understand blown out although I think I do.
Blown out means the whites are too white to the point where you have lost detail in them. The tree is a bit washed out also as well as the sky.
Because the scene was over exposed the colour and detail is lost in the brightness.
Hope that makes a bit more sense and helps. :)
Btw...you have a nice neighbourhood!

Bandit
03-22-2010, 12:07 AM
OK, that's what I thought. I will have to pay more attention to that because it is a problem I regularly have.
Thanks alot

casil403
03-22-2010, 12:16 AM
What I would do is check out the exif data (the ISO/fstop and shutter speed, make a note of it, then when out for a reshoot, try dialing it back a bit (lower the ISO if possible, increase the shutter speed and fstop# up a couple of stops) and see what happens. :)