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Testing the Glacial Waters
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Posted By: plantej, 06-28-2015, 04:31 PM

First post a bit scary. A new found respect to the veterans of this sort of thing. So this is a test but wanted to share an Alpine view. Any suggestions as to how you think I could have made this better, fire away. I need the help testing the waters.[COLOR="Silver"]

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Slowing the Shutter

Practicing the uploading process once more.

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Hmmmm. This time no down sizing and it remained as the original. Sharper upload.

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I think I got the uploading to retain original sharpness. So now it's down to my shooting. I know there is another critiquing page but please comment/suggest at will. The learning curve is long and winding.
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Nice shots of beautiful country! The last is my favorite by far, though--you might want to explore how different crops affect the picture: a "square" or 4/3 ratio might provide an interesting composition.
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QuoteOriginally posted by CreationBear Quote
Nice shots of beautiful country! The last is my favorite by far, though--you might want to explore how different crops affect the picture: a "square" or 4/3 ratio might provide an interesting composition.
Thanks. I have sooo much to learn. I've yet to play with a program like photo shop. But baby steps.

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But baby steps

Ha, you and me both! One thing to remember is that you're operating in a pretty challenging environment when it comes to photography--be patient as your processing skills come on-line...you'll probably have more "keepers" than you realize.
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Quite beautiful shots. Thanks for sharing.
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Gorgeous! Dunno what you've done as far as post-processing, but the first shot seems to be to be a bit heavy-handed on saturation, i'd bring that back a bit, and maybe cool down the image slightly. Otherwise, fantastic shots, great composition!
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Ha, you and me both! One thing to remember is that you're operating in a pretty challenging environment when it comes to photography--be patient as your processing skills come on-line...you'll probably have more "keepers" than you realize.
Encouraging remarks thanks.

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Quite beautiful shots. Thanks for sharing.
Thanks.

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I usually saturate a bit with my K5ll but with this camera only AWB and set to landscape mode in menu. Same setting with other two. I have very limited post editing skills other than Photo Gallery's tweaking. In this case no changes made but I agree it could use some cooling. Thanks so much for your time and comment.

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Very nice shots and once you get the hang off post processing they will move towards stunning still learning myself and for that this is a great place to be. Last shot is well balanced imo, The other two as said little tweaking the darks and saturation.
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Very nice shots and once you get the hang off post processing they will move towards stunning still learning myself and for that this is a great place to be. Last shot is well balanced imo, The other two as said little tweaking the darks and saturation.
Thanks for the suggestions.
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Gorgeous! Dunno what you've done as far as post-processing, but the first shot seems to be to be a bit heavy-handed on saturation, i'd bring that back a bit, and maybe cool down the image slightly. Otherwise, fantastic shots, great composition!
Thank you ZoeB for your reply it was helpful and will file it away for future use. I accidently posted this somewhere else. lol "I usually saturate a bit with my K5ll but with this camera only AWB and set to landscape mode in menu. Same setting with other two. I have very limited post editing skills other than Photo Gallery's tweaking. In this case no changes made but I agree it could use some cooling. Thanks so much for your time and comment."

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A Cooling Down

As suggested in thread.
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