September 28, 2019 at 9:59 am #44607
Hey everyone! Here’s some pictures that I took yesterday morning!
There was some beautiful fog in the air that I wanted to capture, and a field of weeds near our house to take pictures in.
Here’s a few of the better ones. My settings for most of these pictures were: ISO 100, f 10-22, and shutter speeds 1-1/200.
I am using a Nikon D5200, 18-55mm f 3.5-5.6 lens, and ND filters.Most of these were taken on a tripod.
I would like to hear what I could have done better in the areas of composition, lighting, shooting mist, and anything else you can think of!
These were all shot in Manual mode.September 28, 2019 at 10:15 am #44611September 28, 2019 at 10:19 am #44614October 2, 2019 at 10:43 pm #44823Caitlin ComptonParticipant
Well job with these pictures, @ernestf-lloyd! Shooting misty mornings can be challenging, but you’ve captured it well.
Picture #1 – It has potential, but doesn’t have the feel of being intentionally composed. It feels like more of a snapshot. Try to simplify the scene and get a main subject. There is a lot of things that are competing for attention – the fence, house and tree. All of these would make great subjects. Don’t know if it’s possible, but you could’ve tried using the fence as a leading line to the house! BTW, nice foreground – I just love blurry foregrounds!
Picture #2 – Wow…I love this! It’s composition feels very intentional! My eye is drawn straight to the framed grass seed head (not sure if that’s what you call them, but you know what I mean 🙂 ). It feels symmetrical and intentional. And the sun being right next to the main seed head is perfect! Perhaps in post processing you could try to make it a bit less saturated. Other than that I don’t know what to say – really beautiful!
Picture #3 – Nice colours, sun and foreground! Perhaps you could’ve moved more to the right to cut out the fence and have a tree framing both sides, making it look more purposefully composed.
Picture #4 – I like this one! All the little water drops are lovely and I like how it’s on the dark background. It doesn’t appear to be tack sharp, not sure if it’s just my screen. It does feel like it’s falling over to the right a bit. Maybe you could’ve tried going vertical and doing a centred composition.
Great job! These pictures are really good. 🙂October 3, 2019 at 9:49 pm #44840
Hey @creative-click-photography! Thanks a lot for the input, and I can definitely see what you’re saying about the compositions in the different photos. The next misty morning chance I get I’ll try shooting for even more excellence!!
I accidentally deleted the first picture while I was looking at it 🙄 , so here it is the original picture and then the edited version.
I don’t think my edits really helped…There just isn’t any subject to work with!October 6, 2019 at 7:23 pm #44922Lydia BParticipant
Very nice photos, @ernestf-lloyd! Looks like you’re maximizing that 18-55mm lens to its potential! 🙂
I’m not sure what order the original photos were in, so I’ll just refer to the photos by the names they have…
Grass-sunrise-2-1 – I really like the serenity of this photo! One thing I’m noticing is that the grass stems on the right of the photo lead the eye right out the side! I might crop it something like one of the two crops I’ve attached, although I don’t necessarily recommend cropping a photo that much. In shooting it, I might have just gone vertical in the first place, or looked for a way to fill the frame a bit better and watch the edges for grass leading my eye out of the photo.
DSC-0828-21 – Again, beautiful mood that’s set in this photo. I almost don’t want to say anything negative about this photo because I like it so much! I think it just could’ve used a little more intentional composition, either if there had been some way to bring in a bit of framing on the upper right of the photo, or adjusting your position to include more on the left and place the sun on the right third. But again, I really do like this one! I almost feel like I’m right there in the scene!
Grass-with-dew-1-2 – I don’t think I have anything to add to Caitlin’s comments on this one!
Sunrise-12 – This one is a bit too desaturated for my liking, and seems not quite as well-composed.
I love the gentle warmth of these photos! It looks like it was a beautiful early morning to be outside with your camera!October 8, 2019 at 5:45 pm #44997James StaddonKeymaster
I can tell you put some effort into these shots, @ernestf-lloyd! I’ll plan to take a look at them on the webinar tonight! https://www.lenspiration.com/webinar/photo-critique-45/October 10, 2019 at 3:01 pm #45467James StaddonKeymasterOctober 11, 2019 at 10:47 pm #45561Blossom KariappaParticipant
Does this count ? Trying this for the first time..October 13, 2019 at 3:54 am #45625Caitlin ComptonParticipant
so here it is the original picture and then the edited version.
I don’t think my edits really helped…There just isn’t any subject to work with!
The edits definitely cleaned up the picture a lot, but now it almost looks too empty! 🙂 Enjoy shooting your next misty morning!
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