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    Posted: 06 September 2008 at 03:44
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Hi

Just went to New York for a couple of days ...10..., and took some photos...something like 1000 or something like that :)

Anyway just uploaded some of them, didn't have the time to upload or edit / convert to JPEG more...but soon i will upload a couple more...



Anyway :



http://www.flickr.com/photos/jppimenta/



Please notice that i a am a complete newbie, just brought the camera a couple of months ago(a Alpha 700...my first dSLR) and this is the 1st time i ever tried to shoot in Raw and in any Manual Mode ...so please don't be too cruel.



Any Critics and Comments are more than welcome :)



I used a Sony 18-250 and in a couple of shots a Sony CZ 24-70 2.8 wich i "lost my head and lots of money" and brought in New York (yes i know i am a newbie and shouldn 't be using such expensives lenses :) )




Edited by Micholand - 12 June 2013 at 18:18
http://www.flickr.com/photos/jppimenta/
 



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Post Options Post Options   Quote brettania Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 September 2008 at 04:02
J_P_P -- there's some advice here about posting pics, including from Flickr.

Try some direct linking of a selection of some very good looking shots.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote J_P_P Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 September 2008 at 04:23
Thanks for your advice, i will try to do as suggested

Full Gallerry ...for the moment it has 50 Photos :

My Flickr Gallery

Some Random Samples from the Flickr Gallery:





















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You have a good eye because some of those were very well composed.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote J_P_P Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 September 2008 at 04:41
Thanks a lot for your comment and kind compliment :)

Wich ones , do you think turned out better ?

If anyone thinks that i am doing anything particullary wrong please feel free to say so and critize the Photos...i am a newbie and that's why i posted them...to seek advice and criticism :)
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Very nice set with great compositions. Hard to criticize these but maybe the PP on #2 removed some detail from the man that I would like to be able to see and #7 looks a bit dark on my screen. Well done.
 



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Post Options Post Options   Quote Harry John Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 September 2008 at 14:25
Well, for a newbie, I'd say you're doing pretty well!

You've got some great shots here. The first skyscraper abstract is stunning. I can't say I've seen a shot quite like that before.

I also like the shot of the seagull and bridge. Very inventive. Edit: I might have been tempted to crop out the buildings beneath the bridge.

The one with the girl seen through the slot is very good, as well.

Others aren't too bad, either.

OK, you own one of the best lenses available for the Alpha mount. Challenge now: keep growing as a photographer and continue to put that serious hunk of glass through its paces.

Plus, keep posting for feedback. Dyxum is a great learning environment, for newies and pros alike.





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Post Options Post Options   Quote regken Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 September 2008 at 15:17
I like the bridge and seagull also but rather than crop the buildings out I'd just clone them out.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote J_P_P Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 September 2008 at 15:46
Gee...thank you so much for your compliments... and remarks / Criticisms, alike. Nice to have some feeback, speacially when you are a newbie and you are not sure of anyhting, reallly :)

"Very nice set with great compositions. Hard to criticize these but maybe the PP on #2 removed some detail from the man that I would like to be able to see and #7 looks a bit dark on my screen. Well done. "

WELL i put in the gallery 2 versions of the #2 (the other version is darker), because i couldn't quite convert it hapilly to B&W... i really don't know how to use Paint Shop Pro ou Photoshop beyond the basics of cropping , Rotate and enchance the contrast / saturation and basic stuff like that. B&W conversion to be done well seems quite tricky sometimes , at least to get goog results I will try again the conversion after reading some stuff about converting in a magazine or 2 that i have lying around :) The same for the Clone tool you mentioned, i never tried, but i will try to experiment with it.

One Problem shooting Skyscrappers in NY (i shoot a couple more) is that sometimes there just isn't any "space" or "distance" to compose the image at least with a lens that starts with 24 mm (due to the conversion factor of 1.5)...and even in 18 mm (with my 18-250) seems kinda tricky sometimes. A Wider Lens would probably be better...or i can always but a Alpha 900 !!! lol ...kinda overkill no ? :)

I will try to convert some other photos that i took, and upload them in Flickr. When you took something like 1000+ photos (ok, many of them are just Turism stuff without any care or thought, Look and shoot ... in new york i felt on many ocasions , that i had to hurry to "see" everything the city has to offer)

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Harry John Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 September 2008 at 16:58
Ken . . . good point. Not enough coffee yet. I had meant to write "clone" but it came out "crop." Go figure.
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I agree with pretty much what has been said by the others.

You do have a very good natural eye.
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An excellent series. I enjoy your work very much, and look forward to more.

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"I agree with pretty much what has been said by the others.
You do have a very good natural eye. "

Thank you, but i really begin (like i said this was pretty much pratically the 1st time i ever tried to shot "something" beyond just simple point and shoot using Auto or Scene Modes ) to miss some Bases or Rules. I just do it by instict, and this is my first DSLR or Camera ...if you exclude the CellPhone ! Never even had a Compact or Bridge

Other thing i noticed is that when you are travelling (maybe some of this things happen to you a lot) and are a turist, is that you can't spend a lot of time Shoting Photographs or you will miss the "Turist" bit.
This happens to you, speacilly when you travel with Girlfriends or Family ?

I read some magazines, i begun understanding what is Depth of Field, Shutter Speed and so on... but...

That's why i am gonna go to a couple(3) Workshops "Introduction to Digital Phototography" about Composing, Technice and Photoshop (a Total of 75 Hours for the 3 WShops), because i really begin to notice that i 'd like some feedback like "Stop doing this...do it that way...This is good...this is bad" and some theoritcal and pratical notions of what i am doing.

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Sculpture and the Scraper



Signs



NY from NJ



Times Square



Edited by Pirate - 06 September 2008 at 23:35
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