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Posted By: magicman, 02-12-2008, 12:10 AM

hey guys im still kinda new these picture were taken by a friend sarah usuing a ist dl. hope you like them if you guys have any tips great lt appreciated

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02-12-2008, 01:14 AM   #2
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Nice shots magicman, and welcome.

If being picky, will mention that the sky in the shots are showing specs of dust from the sensor - just need cloning/healing out - doesn't mean the shots are bad at all.

Peter Zack spoke to me of some freeware, Paint.Net, which you can get here: Paint.NET - Free Software for Digital Photo Editing

The clone stamp tool will enable you to get rid of them.

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Nice shots, good lighting.
I dont want to be a harsh critic, but a word of advice, keep an eye on the horizon. I tmust be level or the shot just doesnt work
12 isn;t too bad, maybe a hint of levelling needed, for 1 & 3..
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Nice shots, but I have to agree with the previous posters.

Level the horizon, and clean up the dust. Its easy to do and makes a world of difference.

I use Idimager to rotate crop and level, and I use "The Gimp" to remove dust with the clone tool. Both are free to download and use.

The clipped pixels around the sun is something I think should be fixed, but I have no sugestions as to how to fix it. Maybe someone else could comment?


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If they were shot in RAW some reduction in expsoure and/or Recovery could help with a RAW image editor, obviously. Perhaps one which came with the Camera? If not, others could advise on the best that are available free. With exposure reduction the total image will be darkened, a bit of Fill light may be needed for the foreground. In my little experience, Recovery and Fill usually need to be accompanied with some adjustment in the Contrast.

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Wow, wonderful lighting and beautiful scenery.
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Looks beautiful alright. Very nice captures.

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Nice shots, like the others have said I'd straighten up the horizon a bit but it's no biggie. Also here is a link to the best site I've found giving info on DSLR sensor cleaning.
Cleaning Digital Cameras - Introduction
Other than those two nitpicks, good shots, nice framing, and decent exposure. Wish my earliest shots had gone as well.

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thanks for the input guys yeah i notice the spots after i posted them and thank for pointing out the horizon lol.

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