A few from the countryside today

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  1. horribleman

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    I dropped the Mrs off at Hertford to get a train into London, and on the way home I came across a nice woods.

    I took the following:

    First tripod shot :) possibly a bit overexposed due to it being so sunny and me taking in full manual to get the water blurry...

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    I like the contrast between the bluebells and rapeseed on this one:

    http://farm1.static.flickr.com/187/467211657_8336a2ac2a.jpg

    One of Laura in the garden (lovely blue sky):

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    And I quite like this as it has the broken wood in sharp focus as well as the background:

    http://farm1.static.flickr.com/231/467218165_54d6353b04.jpg

    Critiques welcome :)

    I have some more over at my flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/andrewmalpass/

    I took a few of rapeseed fields, but didn't post them as steve's ones are better :)

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  2. Tobers

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    That last one is good - lots of interest to keep you looking. The portrait is a bit too much sky (though it is nice & blue - maybe nick some clouds from someone else & paste them in). Also, all the background is in focus so you look at that in stead of the person. Try getting her further from the background and using a wider aperture to get the background blurry.

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    I rather like #2 and #4, #2 seems a little confused in subject but exposure and sharpness are fine

    #1 is a bit over exposed but nothing little time PPing in PS wont fix

    The "Laura" shot : Im sure fill in flash would have got rid of the shadow

    Tobers has mentioned a wider aperture to get some useful Background Blur

    A nice set all in all.:smashin:. much in keeping with the ones on your flickr site:)
     
  4. horribleman

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    Would number 4 look better if the foreground trees were out of focus?
     
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    I like the 2nd and the last of the first lot. Agree with Senu about the 2nd being a little 'busy' but I think the colours behind pull you through the image anyway. The last is just a nicely composed and coloured shot, lovely.
     

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