Discussion in 'Photography and Cameras' started by JoelT, Sep 27, 2015.
That's sad. Doesn't look very old... from the condition of its wings.
Here's another one I got last night. I should've given some details for the previous images so I'll go back & edit them.
*Tried that but it appears I'm unable to edit them for whatever reason. No matter, they're all showing various areas of Provence, France. I'm lucky enough to live there now.
This photo is from the summit of Mont Ventoux in Provence, France. The photo looks due north-east. Mont Ventoux isn't particularly high on a world scale (something like 1900m) but it's very isolated and allows spectacular vistas all around. From up here you can see the Camargue, the Cevennes, the Ardeche, Avignon, the Luberon Valley and of course, the Med.
Absolutely beautiful stuff on here!
I'm a total neophyte to cameras, and only really have my phone to work with at the moment (don't need another expensive hobby, gah), but here are some of my favourite photos taken over the past few months:
@Metro The workaround you suggested for getting Google Photos to display on here didn't work for me, sadly. Just opened image in a new tab and copied the URL from there. Seems like an easier fix.
... And lastly, my attempt at making a meme, haha. The cat's name is Murder, she's this stray my friends at the office and I would play with and feed during our lunch breaks. Not sure if she still hangs around there, but at least I've got this badass shot to remember her by (among others, but this is the best I've got):
Sorry for the spam/megapost! Criticism of my shots (and posting etiquette, haha) very much welcome.
Most of these work pretty well, @Lyer25. You're applying some good composition concepts. When it comes to photos that have a clear line of horizon such as the train station photo, the surfing photo and all landscape photos try choosing which side of the horizon line you want to focus on and make try to make that side take up 2/3 of the photo from top to bottom with the other side of the horizon the other 1/3. You can also make that adjustment in cropping. There is balance to be found there. I understand you may have been going for 50/50 on the train station scene. Great job showing movement in the Asian bicycle scene. It caught focus on the background but the blur adds some motion-feel and looks good on a casual viewing. The 3rd pic looks good. I'd say the main structure could have come a bit more to the left. Gives the seated guy a bit more room from the edge of the frame and brings better balance IMO. Apologies if you did not want critique but it seems like you want to improve. I've had a photography portrait business for the last 5 years, I've taught workshops, had my photos purchased and featured in major pub. instructional photo books as well as ads by Nikon and Popular Photography (rip), and been ripped off and illegally published all over Asia.
Thanks, @DigMe! That's precisely what I was hoping for, so no need to worry about my taking things too hardly (again, haha). A lot of these are actually from when I still had a desk job last year, haven't really had the opportunity to snap a lot of pics since then. Figured I might as well get back into the habit of practising, might give me incentive enough to invest in a proper camera one of these days
Train station... would that be the 8th from top? That's a church, actually. I know the PH is largely Catholic, but I've yet to see people putting up gigantic crucifixes in public transport spaces like that, haha! /Ribbing
Took me a couple minutes wondering where I'd inserted a train station pic in here
Recently taken in Yosemite National Park, at Bridalveil Fall. Because climbing a sheer cliff isn't dangerous enough.
La Troglodyte Maison...
started doing daily selfies this month as an exercise
Has everyone stopped taking photographs?
Thought this would be a good place to put in my second post on this forum.
Perhaps not my favorite in terms of wow-ness, but I would probably consider it my most technically challenging shot. Riding on a hot air balloon at dawn, low light, windy, shaking and rotating. Camera gear was a Phase One IQ180 shot at 32 ISO & f/7.1. I was extremely happy when I zoomed in 100% and it came out tack sharp.
Hers's a couple of HDR morning shots I took recently at Bryce Canyon National Park. Both were taken at dawn. The one with the colorful sky was taken at Sunset Point (yes, at dawn, 'cus that's how I roll), and the other one was taken at Inspiration Point, the upper most observation deck. Yes I was inspired there.
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