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smallsofthamish Featured By Owner May 14, 2013
Thank you so much for adding "Hewn from Stone" to your favourites. It is very much appreciated. :-)
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wafitz Featured By Owner May 14, 2013
I like the contrast... would be really cool if you could find a way to capture more detail in the sky!
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smallsofthamish Featured By Owner May 14, 2013
Oh I agree completely! It is somewhat disappointing when you get a wishy washy sky and I wish I knew how to correct it. I only have a point and shoot camera, which has limitations but, it is a reasonable quality one and I feel there must be some way round it. I assume the problem on this one was created by shooting through the archway as,other photos I took on the same day and same place have true sky colour!! Any ideas?!!
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wafitz Featured By Owner May 14, 2013
Well first I would advise if you have the money, invest in a DSLR. It doesn't have to be an expensive one, but you obviously have a good 'eye' for photography and so it would be a worthwhile investment to see how much more you're capable of.

Second, the experts would advise that you use the DSLR to take multiple pictures at different exposures to capture all the detail in light and dark areas of the scene - then merge these in photoshop. I've never done this myself, I've found you can get almost as good effect using colour and tone mapping tools (I do this in GIMP).

BTW - I'm an amateur - I've never taken a photography course, everything I've learned has been on the go and following tutorials in magazines and online. I'm really not that good and my shopping skills are sub-par, but I think the most important thing is to have fun; improve and find as many interesting and unusual things to capture as you can.
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smallsofthamish Featured By Owner May 14, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to reply and for the advice. For now I'll have to do the best I can with my trusted Canon! One day, perhaps!!
Likewise, ie. I too am an amateur: no courses, not even online tutorials but I enjoy photography and since joining DA 6 months ago I have been more motivated but, (sadly) more aware of the limitations of my camera.
Again thank you for your help and, thank you, especially for the :+devwatch: I hope I can deliver!! :-)
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wafitz Featured By Owner May 14, 2013
I went for the DSLR when I also started realising the limitations of my PAS. I think that just goes to show that you need one!
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smallsofthamish Featured By Owner May 14, 2013
It will have to go on my Christmas list - already missed my birthday!! :D
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