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Old 08-21-2008, 02:47 AM
 
Location: Rural Northern California
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Hey guys, I'm by no means a photographer (professional or amateur), but I was out driving around near where I live today, with a borrowed camera (Canon Digital SLR), and snapped a few photos. What do you think? Any photography tips you'd care to pass along?

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Old 08-21-2008, 03:35 AM
 
Location: Here and there
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I have one suggestion. Take and post more!! They are great shots with a beautiful subject. Oh, and when you remove the lens cap... carefully blow the dust bunnies off the front piece of glass. The smallest piece of dust ends up looking like a large blob against a blue sky... this I know from experience!!
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Old 08-21-2008, 05:38 AM
 
Location: Zebulon, NC
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That actually may be dust on the sensor, but Bulldawgfan is right - you want to keep the glass clean!

Nice shots!
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Old 08-21-2008, 05:43 AM
 
Location: Portland Maine
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Default Breath taking views for certain

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Old 08-21-2008, 02:15 PM
 
Location: Kentucky
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Hey guys, I'm by no means a photographer (professional or amateur), but I was out driving around near where I live today, with a borrowed camera (Canon Digital SLR), and snapped a few photos. What do you think? Any photography tips you'd care to pass along?

slinkard3.jpg

Monitor2.jpg

Crystal2.jpg
Nice job!
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Old 08-21-2008, 02:26 PM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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Love the scenery, but the exposure on the 1st and 2nd shots are underexposed IMO. The 3rd shots looks nicely exposed, well done!
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Old 08-21-2008, 04:40 PM
 
Location: suburbia
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I like that first one of yours the most! Maybe it woul look even better if you cut out some of the sky and focused more on the beautiful scenery. Try walking a little further up the road, but still keep some of the asphalt in the picture.
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Old 08-21-2008, 05:08 PM
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
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I like all three! Third shot has some dust bunnies!!
You have a good eye, keep on shooting and posting!
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Old 08-21-2008, 05:55 PM
 
Location: Nashua NH
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love the first one!
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Old 08-21-2008, 06:14 PM
 
Location: Rural Northern California
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Hey, thanks for all of the positive comments! I too noticed the dust bunnies on the third image...I have some more shots of the area, but I have to crop them down before posting them here (they're huge ATM). The first shot is my favorite too, I just wish I had a wide angle lens. Off to the left (East) the terrain drops another 3000 feet or so into the Carson Sink, and immediately rises to almost 12,000 feet in the Sweetwater Range. It's very dramatic, and all the water flowing East of the mountains here never reaches any ocean, it simply flows out into the desert and dries up.
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