Cantebury today...56k stay away!!

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  1. Soundwave

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    Hey all,

    Was out in Cantebury today & took the oppurtunity to break my D40 out for the first time so thought I would share some shots with you.

    Now be warned these are my first ever shots with a D-SLR so please dont expect too much as I am still a total beginner.

    Most were taken on the Auto setting with the kit 18-55mm lens & have been uploaded with no editing at all & are exactly as they were taken, so without further Ado here are my attempts at "photography" :D:D

    All opinions will be greatly appreciated.

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    Neil
     
  2. Yandros

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    I'll try to be gentle :D

    Zoom out a bit more, or take a few paces backwards. You're chopping off the tops of buildings. When in doubt, shoot a little wider than you need, as this allows you some leeway to crop

    #1 lost the top of the gatehouse – I would’ve framed it with less road, more sky, and chopped out the scaffolding)

    #2 chopped the top off again. The lens flare is also a bit distracting. The rohan tree is obscuring the tower, when it might’ve been nicer to use it to frame it.

    #3 needs a stronger subject – pick flowers, river or swans. If river, frame it differently. If swans, get a longer lens!

    #4 wheelie bins!!!! Again, the tree is kinda in the way. The front door looks the most photogenic bit, so I might’ve gone for than.

    #5 nothing wrong, but very square on.

    #6 Nice one – but I would’ve got down lower to try the tree higher above the house

    #7 Needs a stronger subject

    #8 Has potential, but needed some other angle methings

    #9-11 Need a little more interest (#9 is trying to have some dappled light but not enough really)

    Btw, I notice you're in Bas...I've you want a decent subject this time of year, have a walk around Thorndon Country Park up the A128. The leaves are starting to turn, so we'll get some nice autumn colours in a week or two - just pick your day/time to catch some pretty autumn sunlight.
     

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