Reply To: Waterfalls

I wouldn’t necessarily say you have a bad habit, because your idea of keeping the attention on the waterfalls is good. AND… the woods is always full of shadows and dark, spooky areas 🙂 It wouldn’t take much to overdo it when bringing out the detail in the shadows, and I know at times, I have gotten... Read More »

Reply To: Sunset and Sunrise

Include a subject. Anything interesting. Personally, I look mainly a beautiful sunset/sunrise as an ingredient, not the menu. A sunrise/sunset is to a picture what butter is to a toast. It gives nuances of warm colors over the subject. Did you took your picture at a wide angle? A wide angle may help giving an... Read More »

Reply To: Waterfalls

Reply To: Waterfalls
Also, perhaps using a little more saturation in the forest greens and then cooling down the pic a bit to get a slightly bluer color in the water. You’re right. It’s better that way. In addition to the suggestions that have already been made, I would lighten up the shadow areas a little bit. Not so much... Read More »

Reply To: Old Church

Thanks! I basically used Graduated Filter in RawTherapee. It’s a great tool to brighten or darken a specific portion of a picture. I played with shadows too, but very little. I didn’t really liked the effect it produced. Read More »

Reply To: Shooting Startrails

I was thinking in terms of a landscape shot where I would perhaps have a foreground subject just a few feet away that I wanted in focus. With what you’re saying, though, I would assume that the best star trail photos would be with foreground objects that were at a distance so that they could be in focus even at... Read More »

Reply To: Shooting Startrails

I guess it’s really up to you, whether you want a foreground sharp, or you want to see more stars! 🙂 I know from experience that to really be able to “see” the stars, you’ve got to open up the aperture, shutter speed, and ISO as high as you dare go, and there will probably still be some stars... Read More »

Reply To: Old Church

Very nice shot! To me it’s not just “another photo of a church”, but I’m not really sure what makes it that way! 🙂 The lighting is nice, kind of “golden”. I definitely like your edit, brightening up the foreground was a good... Read More »

Reply To: Online Storage Options

Ouch, @SarahLeePhoto, that is bad news! Thankfully, it all turned out well though! Just FYI, Adorama is having a sale right now on 2TB HDDs, (That’s the cheapest this HDD has ever been, as far as I can tell) and 2TB should be plenty large for backups, unless you’re a professional whose library contains... Read More »

Reply To: Old Church

Reply To: Old Church
Thanks a lot for your comments! Here’s a try. Maybe too much, I think. However, I like it better that way. About a wider angle, I can’t remember if it was possible in that location. I’ll try to keep an eye open next time! Read More »

Reply To: Shooting Startrails

Good point @buddingphotographer. BUT… if you were going to include some close foreground elements that would be bright enough with the long exposure that they needed to be in focus, I would think f/8 or so might be a good compromise. Depending, of course on your focal length and the distance of your foreground... Read More »

Reply To: Shooting Startrails

You said about what I would have said about the noise issue, @Dan-Cope! 🙂 I would also add that if I were you, @blake I would open up the aperture a bit; f/16 is way overkill for night skies. Since it’s so dark, you need to let in more light, I would say f/4 would be a better choice for night skies, or even... Read More »

Reply To: Waterfalls

not the best image quality but in this case it ads a good effect I hadn’t thought of it that way, @blake, but perhaps my aging eyes are missing something! I would be interested in having you explain further why you feel it is not the best image quality and how that creates a good effect. In addition to the... Read More »

Reply To: Shooting Startrails

The red and blue dots are “noise” or what we used to call “grain” in the old days of film photography. In this case it’s probably due in part to the long exposure which creates a lot of heat on the sensor, resulting in digital “noise”. Did you have your camera set for... Read More »

Reply To: Art

Reply To: Art
Cameras Nikon D3200. lens 18-55mm kit lens.Shutter 1/25.sec F3.5 ISO 100. just a test shot.and just to let you know this pic is not edited at all. the painting look is from using slow shutter speed and moving the cameras down as the shutter was open.any tips on how to make it look... Read More »

Shooting Startrails

Shooting Startrails
476 seconds shutter. ISO 200. F16. this is my first post.Ive been looking at this pic for a while and i just noticed that if you soon in on the picture there’s little red and blue dots in the picture, i would like to know what they are if you could write a conment and tell me I would appreciate it.any tips on... Read More »

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