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Old 03-02-2008, 05:44 AM
 
Location: NoVa
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I am new to taking pictures, other than on my cell...

But, I love nature, and I am wanting to capture it...in Virginia. I was out at a park I used to go to alot over the summer, and I got a few things...

Where do you take your pics? What do you see in Hampton Roads that you need to capture on film? (or digitally?)

What crosses your eyes that you must capture for a lifetime?

Anyone?
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Old 03-02-2008, 08:07 AM
 
Location: Northern Florida
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I have some amazing photos from First Landing State Park in Virginia Beach. There is a hiking trail along Broad Bay which is a must see: moss covered trees, bare bark wood fallen in the water, a lookout point. I never get tired shooting there. If you are into nature stuff Newport News Park and Sandy Bottom have also provided me with great shots. I love shooting in natural light and playing with shadow. For human element... attend any of the local festivals in the area. Enjoy!
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Old 03-03-2008, 07:13 AM
 
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Great Pictures are as much about perspective as they are planning and execution. I use a small tri-pod and always use the self timer. Very early in the morning or late in the evening is when the best light is available. You need to get to know your camera, if its a digital take the same picture with multiple light settings and color settings to figure out which option best suits which environment.

Beaches and waterways are interesting subjects around here, there is also an abundance of historical / architectural / military memorials that make for great subject matter.

Here is Nauticus and the new cruise ship terminal in norfolk taken on a <200$ digital.


And a silhouette at the beach.

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Old 03-03-2008, 08:14 AM
 
Location: GA/AL state line
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I just got back from Europe last fall and loved taking pictures of all the castles and historical areas there. I thought I'd get bored coming back to the states, but after I arrived on Fort Monroe I realized that there's still plenty of great things to take pictures of. I especially like areas around the peninsula near the lakes and rivers, but I've taken some nice photos around Fort Story and VA Beach area also.
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Old 03-03-2008, 05:57 PM
 
Location: NoVa
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I took some sky pics, water pics, kid pics... did some close ups of trees, with the tree in the front in focus, with flowers in the background, out of focus... those turned out really nice.

Got some puffy white clouds with the blue background today at lunch.

Got some really nice pics of the kids, on a nature trail...
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Old 03-10-2008, 07:08 AM
 
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Default VB photography

I think a great place to take photos is False Cape/Back Bay, First Landing State Park, any of the rural parks in the area. The abundance of wildlife and water make the region great for nature photography. The old homes of Ghent and some Norfolk building as well as Old Towne Portsmouth are nice for architectural photos. I like the back roads of VB past Pungo for rural scenes.
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