Maybe the wrong Forum, but had to share in my happiness. I purchased my 5100 back in Oct and got back into photography now that I am retired. So with a lot of reading, and practicing and learning, and help here at Nikonians I entered 3 photos in the Florida State Fair. I honestly did not think I would win anything BUT to my surprise I did. So what you all have taught me: The person taking the pictures ability for composition, exposure, focus etc, out weighs the expense of the equipment you use. Practice, practice, and practice. Post production is a must for that final touch. I thank you all and wish to share my award with all of you. You can go to the critique section and see how the beginning shot became the ribbon shot. Again THANKS, this is the first time in my life I ever won anything. Terrible pic of me, but.............
#2. "RE: Thank you all" In response to Reply # 0 Tue 14-Feb-12 05:07 PM by pjonesCET
Congrats on the awards. As for your pic, unless you picked the lighting for affect. I would not have used the florescent lights. I tend to like natural looking pictures. The greenish yellow tint make you look sickly.
The pictures with the ribbons I like the second one with the flower with the jet black background.
>Congrats on the awards. As for your pic, unless you picked >the lighting for affect. I would not have used the florescent >lights. I tend to like natural looking pictures. The greenish >yellow tint make you look sickly. > >The pictures with the ribbons I like the second one with the >flower with the jet black background.
The picture is of me pointing to my picture, which won third place. This picture was a "snapshot" of the moment and not meant to have any artistic quality at all. Obviously I do look "sickly' with the lighting, but it was not the time or place to educate the wife on photography !! LOL