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buffumjr   US  Registered since 05th Jun 2013 Mon 21-Oct-13 12:50 AM
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"Flowers"
Mon 21-Oct-13 12:52 AM by buffumjr


So far, my best photos are flowers and bark. Trying HARD to add architecture to that. I've read Adams' "Camera and Lens" and Pederson's "Understanding Exposure". There is a composition book on its way in the library system.

Did a flower shoot, today. Great stuff!

REALLY want to graduate to portatraiture. The Rembrandt look! Chiarrusco! The butterfly!

I like beer. There's an awesome beer store in my town, "Kenny's Grocery." Almost no groceries. Floor to ceiling micro brewery beers. Photos of HARD women athletes. Opposite to that is the Aug 2013 issue of NPhoto, and Dougie Wallace's "Hen Parties". Somewhere in the middle is where I'd like to be.

Gee. Where to start.

  

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Reply message RE: Flowers pjonesCET Gold Member Donor Ribbon awarded for his support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014
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     Reply message RE: Flowers pjonesCET Gold Member Donor Ribbon awarded for his support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014
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     Reply message RE: Flowers MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas
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pjonesCET Gold Member Donor Ribbon awarded for his support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014   Martinsville, US  Nikonian since 11th Jul 2011 Wed 23-Oct-13 01:40 AM
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where are your samples.

This is sample of what I am able to do with my D3200

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My Mother

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Mums

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Mushrooms on a Tree stump.

By the way anyone know what these are and are they poisonous. one on on the ground is actually gooey.




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buffumjr   US  Registered since 05th Jun 2013 Wed 23-Oct-13 12:34 PM
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Many moons ago, they told us, in Boy Scouts, to consider ALL mushrooms poisonous. The poisonous ones are so poisonous that you can't get to help fast enough to save yourself. Leave it to the experts to tell you which are safe. There are some that look very similar to safe ones that will kill you graveyard dead.

I have no problem with image quality. My issue is composition. I see some of these pictures in NPhoto, Shutterbug, Digital Photo, etc, and it makes my heart skip a beat. I feel er jealous, I guess.

But then, I don't havce the kilobucks it takes to just drive through the Arizona desert, or tour Yosemite, Yellowstone, the Catskills, the Gobi Desert, Tonga, the Matto Grosso, the Pampas, the Karoo, India. One photo of a Scottish waterfsall, late in the day. No people. But such drama. A photo of a wrecked wooden boat on the coast of a Norwegian island. Black and white. Could stare at it for hours.

Some of these advertising photos are stoppers, too. Reading Petersen, I see some of the tricks, now, but it still looks great.

Suggestions?

  

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pjonesCET Gold Member Donor Ribbon awarded for his support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014   Martinsville, US  Nikonian since 11th Jul 2011 Thu 24-Oct-13 04:21 AM
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This was taken about 60 miles away from my home in Va cost nothing but the gas to get there.

So you don't boocos's of cash to find an interest subject.

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buffumjr   US  Registered since 05th Jun 2013 Fri 25-Oct-13 10:42 PM
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Driving to a used camera store, today, I passed a large pond/small lake. Lots of material. Don't know if the wooded land on one side is a park, or jealously guarded private property. I guess, just go there and start shooting.

"Sometimes, it is easier to beg forgivenenss than to ask permission." George Patton.

I don't have image upload priveleges, so I'll upload to Photobucket and post links. Besides, then, you get larger pictures.

  

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MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas   US  Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007 Sun 27-Oct-13 06:00 AM
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Hi John,

There are interesting subjects all around us.
Most of us drive or even walk by them every day but since we are concentrating on getting to our destination (safely) we don't "see" them. If you get a chance, have someone else drive and look around while sitting in the passenger seat. You will be surprised at what you see but never noticed before.

Best Regards,
Marty

  

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