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Old 06-16-2007   #1
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Hi everyone,

I'm new to this forum. After lurking for a bit, I must say that there are some great photographers here! I hope to be able to learn from y'all, and maybe I can contribute something worthwhile, too.

I live in Puerto Rico, but I'm originally from South Carolina. I'm 39 years old and have been playing around with cameras since I was about 10 when my father gave me an old Kodak Signet 35 rangefinder. I've since owned Canon, Minolta, and Pentax SLRs. I've processed E-6 film and black & white negatives and prints. The last thing I did before my darkroom went into storage was play around with lith printing.

Like just about everyone else nowadays, I am enjoying the digital revolution. I've had my Olympus E300 for a couple of years now, and it seems like I am still learning to use it!

Here are a couple of my better photos from the last year or so...

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A view from the lighthouse on Isla Caja de Muertos, a small island off the south coast of the main island of Puerto Rico.

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Some sailboats in the evening light. La Parguera, Puerto Rico.

Enjoy!

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Old 06-16-2007   #2
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Welcome to the Camel! I really like both of these shots. The only thing in the first one would be to warm it up some and maybe a little more definition to the green stuff. IMHO
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#1 is my favorite. I like the colours and how the land points toward the horizon.
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The colors are really nice in both these shots. I might dodge the lighter boats in the 2nd to give them a bit more defenition. Welcome!
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Thanks for the kind replies!

Brian, you made a good point about the foreground on the Caja de Muertos picture. In the large size version there is quite a bit of detail in the forest. But in the reduced size version (for posting) the details all tend to run together into a big dark green blob. Not only that, but I was standing on the edge of a steep hill at that moment which made it difficult to balance the horizon with near foreground detail. The result was a flatter looking image than I might have otherwise liked. A wider angle lens (wider than my 14mm [28mm eq.]) might have helped in this regard. You also mentioned warming the image. I would be interested to see what you mean. Feel free to edit.

Cedric, thanks for the reply! Image #1 does have have an overall abstract geometric pattern to it, doesn't it.

Padre, thanks for looking! I must admit that I don't know how I can dodge those boats. I use PS 7, but my skills are somewhat limited. The sailboats image was shot with a soft Sigma zoom lens at high ISO. I used NeatImage to remove the noise. I used the Auto Tone function in Olympus Master, and I finally used PS to adjust the contrast, level the horizon, and unsharp mask. I will look at the PS manual to see what kind of dodging tools I can use. Thanks for the suggestion!

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These are both nice shots, each has a good composition to them.
I like them.
Well done.
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Hi Dave,

Very nice perspective and beautiful captures - both.

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My immediate thought on the first picture was how the lines drew my eyes to the focal point, which is nice. The colors are spectacular. I do wish there was something in the foreground to increase the interest. Second one is a cool shot, but I find the glob of land a bit distracting. It seems out of place with the rest of the subjects. Nice work.
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hi am from puerto rico too,am glad seeing people from my beautiful Puerto Rico here,very nice photos.


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