First photos with 400D in Brazil

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  1. LeeroyB

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    Hi all,

    So here are the first few photos that I've thought are worth putting up for some constructive criticism. For the night one's I'd mainly just messed about changing the ISO and shutter speed until I found one that started to make the picture look half decent.

    I've been extremely lucky with some of the things I've been able to shoot. In Belo Horizonte, where I currently am, there are some breath taking panoramic views over the whole of the city. Something even a picture is hard to describe...................especially if I'm taking it!! It's a shame I haven't got a few years experience in this because I would love to be able to show you what I am seeing, and I'd also love to have some special shots to take back home with me.

    Here goes anyway!

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    It's made me aware that you do really need a tripod in order to get the best possible shots. Unfortunately I'm only currently using a mini £1.99 tripod. But I doubt I'd have some of these better shots if I wasn't using at least that!

    The pictures haven'y been played with in photoshop etc. One step at a time I think!!
     
  2. LeeroyB

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  3. Just call me Al

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    Well as I'm new to SLR & still struggling to get perfect night shots I think you've done well. To me the 5th picture is a little overbright & I'm going to take note of what the 'experts' say about it, ie settings etc. I see you are still in Brazil. If I were you I would buy a better tripod whilst over there.
     
  4. Tobers

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    #2 is nearly amazing - I cant quite work out what you've done with the light. Is the building floodlit or is it a blend of two exposures. What would make it awesome would be if you were higher up so the lights of the city filled more of the background. Can you re-shoot that one?

    Good work by the way!
     
  5. senu

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    They are very nice .. #2 is really good , #4 has a bit of barrel distortion which PS can sort out , Im guessing you took it at 17/18mm

    The Image in your second post is much better than #1 ( it is blurry ?? slow speed, shake while pressing the shutter?)

    Even with a tripod, you can get " shake" unless you use the self timer ( or remote)
    Great shots, very well done:smashin:
     

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