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Finally

As I am new here, I had trouble posting pictures, but finally I succeed in placing 2 of my photos here as it should be. Pfff.

The first one is taken in the woods near Apeldoorn and the second one a few weeks ago when it was a grey and frosty day (again). I would like to have your comments. Are there ways to improve them?







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Oh my ..., I made a mistake, but will leave the picture as it is. I always carry around a compact Sony and the last one is taken with this camera. Should not be on this forum. Sorry for the mistake.
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Re: Finally

Hi Wilma, nice pictures and well done for working out how to post them. I shouldn't worry about the Sony picture, although we are an Olympus dedicated site first and foremost we are about photography.
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Re: Finally

And I've just posted a panorama that I remembered later was taken with a compact camera, although fortunately it was just to show and explain a photo location!
And interestingly I really loved the second shot too - quick, can you go out and reshoot it on the Oly! Loved the compostition and flat lighting.
In the first, again the composition looks good, and it shows the advantage of flat terrain and straight tracks to give a strong perspective to the image.

If out and about in this type of location, the main elements of the scene would also suit upping the saturation at times to give more impact to the colours - the light green of the leaves and the orangey brown of the leafmould can give some dramatic scenes.
And also looking to shoot it when the side lighting is good to give the vertical trees a strong edge - these trees look like beech trees and their smooth silvery bark can make for some excellent subject matter as they show up the light and shade so well (the upper part of the trees on the right hand side show this contrast).
Also look for this type of woodland over the next few weeks if they have bluebells growing, as the blue of the flowers seems to go well with the silver of the tree trunks.
Good to see these, and hopefully now that you've learnt the means to upload them we'll see a lot more!

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Re: Finally

Hi Wilma,

Welcome to the club.
It is always good to see more fellow countrymen here!
I am sure you will enjoy it here.

(nice pictures, b.t.w. )



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Re: Finally

Hi there and welcome..

Nice composition in both pictures...

For my tastes I would have the woodland picture a bit darker. I don't know how you normally set your camera, but I would have used Aperture priority, then set (maybe) -1EV of exposure compensation to make the shot darker. Otherwise, good stuff

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Re: Finally

Hi everybody,

Thanks for your nice comments. I tried to change the picture accordingly in Photoshop (Elements) and indeed, the image is in my opinion better now. I am not that used to working with Photoshop yet, but that will learn also with the tips you gave me.

As far as the compact Sony is concerned, I am saving money for a Pen (hard time to get there though). The E-30 is a bit heavy to carry around in my bag always (and you know women's bags: always a mess). Therefore I use the Sony, so I have a camera with me at all times. There is one shot I will give you though and I promiss it will be the last non-Olly one. I will upload it in a minute, because I think (but who am I) that it's a good one.

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Re: Finally

Yes I like the second version. And another welcome from me.

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