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this is the second of the photos taken on Baildon Moor - this time I was at the side instead of above the guy. They were just learning so didn't get very high up -
they seem to be there every weekend and I would like to know how I could improve them if I go back

Camera:Nikon D90 Check out Nikon Nation!
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Title:para 2
Username:annmackiemiller annmackiemiller
Uploaded:17 Apr 2010 - 10:02 AM
Tags:General, Hobby, Paragliding
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Carabosse
Carabosse e2 Member 1139544 forum postsCarabosse vcard England269 Constructive Critique Points
17 Apr 2010 - 1:32 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 


Quote: I would like to know how I could improve them if I go back

I think you have actually captured this rather well. I guess it may have been better if you had got the parachutist facing towards the camera - but that is a relatively minor detail.

In the mod I've uploaded for you I have tweaked the lighting , separately, on the sky and land areas, using levels and curves, to being out a bit more detail in the sky and give more contrast on the land.

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annmackiemiller

thanks Caraboose - good modification

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Tooth
Tooth  95772 forum posts Ireland227 Constructive Critique Points
18 Apr 2010 - 1:02 AMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

If you have the chance to go back regularly, then you should be able to find a spot whhich they will jump past, which includes some good foreground interest and a good view of the land below. As it is here the foreground is quite bland, and while it shouldn;t be competing with the jumpers and the background, you could find some feature in the form of a lead-in line.,

if the sun isw coming in from the side, a polarising filter might give you some more definition in the sky, but the day would be bright to compensate for the two stops of light you would lose this way = you need to keep your shutter speed fast enough so as not to get motion blur.

So next time maybe spend a bit of time before you even take the first shot, sniffing around the whole location.

Good luck, look forward to seeing more

Stephen

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thanks Stepehn - good advice

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paulbroad
paulbroad  781 forum posts United Kingdom859 Constructive Critique Points
18 Apr 2010 - 8:45 AM

This is OK, but I would be looking for the drama stuff. Below them looking up with a wide angle, telephoto stuff showing close images of fliers without the canopy. There is a huge wealth of great images here as well as records of the complete kit in a conventional pose.

Get stuck in, you have a great opportunity.

Paul

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annmackiemiller

thanks Paul

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