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  1. Migrant

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    I'm a (very) amateur photographer, so feel free to offer any advice.

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    Close-up of steam train wheel

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    Reflection of house in Anglesey, Wales (yes, the pic's inverted)

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    Cosford RAF Museum extension under construction

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    Mexico Pool

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    F-86

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    Chipmunk in Joshua Tree national Park, California
     
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    Love the F-86! You made it look like a piece of modern art.
     
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    I love 'em! Keep 'em comin!
     
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    Nice, the F-86 is super.
     
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    Migrant, you have done a excellent job sir! I don't have a favorite but I do like the F-86 and the castle reflection. Great job!:thumbright:
     
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    Nice - you really have an excellent eye!
     
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    Thanks very much for your kind comments, I'm glad you like them. I feel encouraged enough to post some more later. :)
     
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    Great shots, Migrant!!! As an ameture shutterbug myself, I'd say the best advice would be to SHOOT! Go out and play, experiment with settings/lenses/filters, make sure you know your equipment and what each piece is capable of in various situations. You don't need the most expensive setup, you just need to know the limits of what your gear is capable of! That, and train your eye to see the compositions that your average tourist won't/can't see...but from what you've posted so far, you're good there! :thumbleft:
     
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    Great shots, Migrant!!! As an ameture shutterbug myself, I'd say the best advice would be to SHOOT! Go out and play, experiment with settings/lenses/filters, make sure you know your equipment and what each piece is capable of in various situations. You don't need the most expensive setup, you just need to know the limits of what your gear is capable of! That, and train your eye to see the compositions that your average tourist won't/can't see...but from what you've posted so far, you're good there! :thumbleft:
     
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    #11 Migrant, May 12, 2010
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    Thanks RabidAlien, you've hit the nail on the head; I just don't shoot as often as I should. I find taking pictures is a habit- the more I do, the easier it is. Conversely, if I leave it a while it's harder to get the momentum going again.

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    I've been playing around with still-life/studio-type images:

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    Building in Paris.

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    Nice pics. Do I see a dab of superglue under the toonie?
     
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    Excellent! I never really went in for still-life myself, was more of an outdoors guy....pretty good at macro flowers and sunsets. You've got an excellent eye! Yeah, keep that sucker trained, even if you only make yourself go out twice a month and just shoot. I got married, got a digital SLR, and haven't gone out to just blast away and keep the eyeball tuned up since then. Blah.
     
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    Excellent! I never really went in for still-life myself, was more of an outdoors guy....pretty good at macro flowers and sunsets. You've got an excellent eye! Yeah, keep that sucker trained, even if you only make yourself go out twice a month and just shoot. I got married, got a digital SLR, and haven't gone out to just blast away and keep the eyeball tuned up since then. Blah.
     
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    More excellent material Migrant!:thumbright: Do you remember the what the plane was?:)
     
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    I think it's a Beech 18.
     
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    Yes mate, you have an excellent eye. Just think what you could do with two of em! LOL. Keep up the good work! cheers, bill
     
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    Yes mate, you have an excellent eye. Just think what you could do with two of em! LOL. Keep up the good work! cheers, bill
     
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    More good shots. Best advice to improve your shooting is simple and has already been mentioned. Go and shoot some more!
     
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