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PostPosted: Tue Oct 28, 2014 10:46 pm 
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Haven't been on here in a few years, and to be honest haven't picked up my shooter, bar the holiday or yearly party occurrence, in quite some time. Recently saw the ol'DSLR sittin' there and decided to snap some shots for the family. We don't do family pictures near often enough.

While the camera was out, snapped a couple in the backyard. I've never really posted much on here (mostly just awed and ooohhed at the talent present) but I can take a critique - not the type to fish for "that looks great" comment. Just figured I would share, and gonna try and get out and shoot some more. Need to take a few of my project '69 Bug - now that's its not a project!! :lol:

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[I'm actually quite annoyed with this one, that bit at the bottom screams AMATEUR!!] lolz!

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Barry, it seems that there is too much going on texture wise in both that they lose the focus for anything in particular for me.

I do think that the shallow dof you tried to get here was a good idea but I think it falls short for really creating a focal point and more impact. That said, I am sure you probably didnt have the opportunity to open up the lens more.

Thanks for sharing and hope to see your bug soon.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 30, 2014 9:36 am 
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thanks for the reply!! And you're right, I am not really sure what I was going for here. I've never been very good at creating "the focal point" of inanimate objects. Any tips? For instance, what would you have done here (and don't say, I wouldn't have taken them! Hahaha!!)

And I'll try to get some of my bug soon, all the ones I have are cell phone pics. :)

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 01, 2014 2:41 pm 
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I think i would have kept them black and white and shot at lower fstop for shallower dof. I am all for taking pictures of simple things around us and I know that at times, you just get the itch to shoot when there isnt much to focus on. For example, I felt like shooting one night out of boredom and this happened:

http://photolog.netsoft2k.com/index.php?entry=35

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