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Marina

By Leland_Wolfe
A shot I thought was worth taking when I came to the seperation between the trees, which I thought framed the photo naturally. It's one I'm proud of, and would like to know if it would sell. I know there is a lot to improve, so please, share your advice.

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LynneJoyce Plus
11 22 101 United Kingdom
6 Nov 2009 2:24AM
Love the natural framing. The distant scene seemed over exposed to me so my mod worked on shadows and highlights to bring more detail into the foreground branches and reduce the glare in the scene beyond.

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Leland_Wolfe 10 12 United States
6 Nov 2009 7:37AM

Quote:Love the natural framing. The distant scene seemed over exposed to me so my mod worked on shadows and highlights to bring more detail into the foreground branches and reduce the glare in the scene beyond.


Wow, and what you did makes it much better. I'm not confident enough to start playing around with the manual controls on my Fuji Finepix S1500 just yet, so the auto scene recignition is responsible for the exposure, lol. (If we could blame it all on the camera, and not the photographer, right? Lol)

I notice the focus has some troubles too, but maybe soon I can override it when I know what I am doing.

Thanks for the critique and the modification. I appreciate all your help!
pamelajean Plus
14 1.3k 2117 United Kingdom
7 Nov 2009 1:26PM
Hello, Lee, and welcome to EPZ. I have been reading your portfolio introduction and forum posts. Don't knock the Fuji, it's a fine camera. I think that, as a start, you should get an understanding of your camera settings so that you can get the best out of your Fuji before moving on to anything else. If not, you are going to need a good editing programme in order to get your pictures looking better. There is a great deal of satisfaction to be experienced when you get everything right in-camera, though. Lynne has explained what the problem is with this image, and her modification shows what can be done in editing. Firstly, you need to be able to recognise the overexposure problem, then to be able to compensate for it with your manual camera settings. Also, with a scene like this, where you are framing the scene with overhanging branches that are close to you, you need to make a decision before adjusting your settings. Do you want the branches to be in focus, do you want the scene to be in focus, do you want both to be in focus? This is where the fun starts. Food for thought.
Pamela.
Leland_Wolfe 10 12 United States
7 Nov 2009 9:40PM
Thank you so much. I am definitely trying to figure out the manual controls. Just a bit to soak in all at once.

I really appreciate your help.

Thank you.

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