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Some shots from my new XSI

Discussion in 'Through-the-Lens Club' started by havensal, May 8, 2008.

  1. havensal

    havensal Nozzle Jockey CLM

    Aug 14, 2003
    Western, NY
    The Moving Wall was in the area, so we went to the opining ceremony.

    Here are some of the better shots I took.


    I really like this one.




    I like to colors in this one. Maybe if I improve my photoshopfu, I can get this nearly perfect.

    What are your thoughts?
  2. Ranger Grant

    Ranger Grant

    Feb 20, 2001
    Hi havensal,

    I hope you are enjoying your new camera! I have been thinking of getting back into using an slr myself, and am looking closely at the XSi. How do you like it so far?

    I do have some comments that I hope you will find helpful, and constructive.

    1) The "ghost" image is an excellent idea. If the ghost were in period correct
    uniform it would be perfect. Also, the out of focus names is distracting.
    Pre-focus on the names, hold focus, re-compose on the ghost, and shoot.

    2) Not sure of the intent on this one. The out of focus wall is distracting.
    Use a higher aperture f16, or f32 to increase depth of field, or use a low
    setting so that everything except the bench is a complete blur.

    3) The pole in the middle is distracting, as is the half a cannon. Re-compose
    the shot. Again, use higher aperture to increase depth of field.

    4) I would use a low aperture to completely blur the trees, and wires running
    thru the American Flag.

    Hope this helps. The great thing about digital is reviewing the shot after taking it, and shooting as many images as you like without worry about cost of film/development.

    Best, RG

  3. havensal

    havensal Nozzle Jockey CLM

    Aug 14, 2003
    Western, NY
    Thanks for the input.

    I didn't think about the ghosting, I was capturing a child reflecting on the wall, both literally and figuratively. :cool:

    The lighting wasn't the best, and I didn't have my tripod with me. That's why I kept my aperture down. I would have liked to have the whole area to myself for an hour or two, I could have gotten some great shots.

    I need to get a big$ lens that will get me down to a f1.8 or so to get better background blur. I still have a lot to learn. :wavey: