My husband and I went to Pike's Peak State Park in Iowa and Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin two weeks ago. Shot five rolls of film (2 color, 3 black and white) and was pleased with how some of the shots came out. I'm not an expert - nowhere near, in fact. Just a hobbyist who would like to improve her technique. I did take a black and white class about a year ago and because of my major and course demands, I haven't been able to take the other photography courses offered just yet. I have a Canon EOS Rebel 2K SLR (no polarization filter yet) and am planning to purchase a digital camera in about a year. (I'm in no rush to go digital )
I'm new to this forum and have been a subscriber to the magazine for about a year now. I look forward to each issue. I did have two photos published locally so that was pretty cool I'm going to post just a couple of photos for now. I don't know if it's acceptable to post more than a few in a post or not since I can't really reduce the size of them further without quality loss. I don't know if there are size limits here or not and after looking for that information I wasn't able to find any.
I'm always looking for an advanced critique, provided it is constructive and helps me improve. (Yes, I've had people just be outright mean and not helpful at all in the past )
First - Welcome! Second - Pike's Peak...Iowa? Does it have spacious skies and purple mountains' majesty too?
I like the second and last pictures. 2nd might have worked a little better if the light hadn't been quite so harsh. Different day, passing cloud, something to tone down the contrast a bit... but sometimes you gotta play the hand you're dealt.
The sepia/b-w on the last photo works. Nice mood to the photo.
I like them! the black and white/sepa ones have this...lovely "old school" feel to them. very lovely shots!
"its the little things that make all the difference" I'm a.k, a highschool student and learning all the things the Canon Rebel XSI can offer...advice is more then welcome. (: *photo editing okay* http://www.flickr.com/photos/umpiresphotographer
Truthfully, I wasn't even aware of Pike's Peak in Iowa until I had the most amazing encounter with an American Bald Eagle. The experience drove me to hunting down information as to where they hang out in Iowa and Pike's Peak is apparently one of the favorite spots for them.
The building is actually an old railway station that was around during the War of 1812 (even a bit earlier than that if I recall correctly). It's located in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin, which is just 15 minutes East of Pike's Peak. Fantastic little place to visit, especially if you're a history buff or just into seeing the historic landmarks.