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Stormy Perth - Australia
Posted By: goddo31, 08-27-2009, 06:49 AM

Hello,

I've been a member here since close to the start of the year, but have mainly been lurking around and reading


I live in the northern suburbs of Perth in Western Australia, and for the past few weeks we have had consistently bad weather. Storm, wind and rain.

So I took a few pics to try and get the feeling... comments are welcome as I'm basically a beginner

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Spotted some of the local wildlife taking a rest on the calm side of a breakwater





Finally managed to find some colour in an otherwise very grey environment



cheers,
Jason
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08-27-2009, 09:13 AM   #2
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Very nice start, I love that first shot. You caught the light rays and the highlight reflection on the horizon perfectly.
08-27-2009, 02:21 PM   #3
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Nice ones.
Another fan of #1 - just brilliant.
Overall these are good, just a little on the dark and flat side - with some curves and levels adjustments, these'll all turn out bright and contrasty.
Well done.
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WOW #1 is great! I like the birds, too.

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Thanks for the feedback
#1 is my favourite too, I was a bit lucky to capture the light conditions at the right moment.

Ash - thanks for the thoughts regarding flatness and level adjustment. I am even more of a beginner at PP but I'm learning. Lightroom is fun!

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I'm with Katie. #1 is really nice. I love everything about bird 1, and bird 2 is almost as good, but might benefit from a slightly different approach: maybe just closer cropping; the rock under bird draws my eye away from the bird a bit. Maybe the rock needs to be a little out of focus or cropped a bit. Just my unqualified comments, and I enjoyed them all- you should be very pleased with these results!
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I agree with the other suggestions. I am not a photo editing pro myself and I love(more often than not) Picasa's one click fix. It always a delight when it adjusts my white balance. It's an 'ahhhh' moment. And has really helped my see when a photo is not balanced. Of course, my goal should be to do that in the camera!
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If you're a beginer than you either have beginers luck or natural talent. #1 is my favorite.

08-28-2009, 09:06 AM   #9
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Thankyou all for the kind comments - and thanks for the C&C too.

Pentax XTC - thanks, I have been trying very hard to improve over the last few months. Sometimes I am lucky, more often that not I take average pics

Going to have a go at some portraits on the weekend... if they turn out ok I will post up!

cheers
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