Pretty Water lake, Sapulpa, Ok

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Pretty Water lake, Sapulpa, Ok

Postby Paul » Tue Apr 09, 2019 2:17 pm

I have been taking a photography class as a refresher. I have been learning quite a bit more than I knew from the days of film. We went on our first field trip last night to get a feeling for composition and one of the tings that I learned is that I am not as young as I was 49 years ago and my eyes are not as sharp nor the limbs as nimble but I did gather some respectable pics from the evening's doings.
I would like to share them with you.


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Re: Pretty Water lake, Sapulpa, Ok

Postby LyleW » Tue Apr 09, 2019 2:25 pm

Nice!
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Re: Pretty Water lake, Sapulpa, Ok

Postby speedgraflex » Tue Apr 09, 2019 5:01 pm

Thank you so much for sharing your images and thoughts, Paul. There are so many lessons learned doing a creative pursuit. You mentioned in your overview that this was a composition exercise. My question would be—How did you choose your shots? Cheers.
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Re: Pretty Water lake, Sapulpa, Ok

Postby Stikpusher » Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:53 pm

Beautiful work! You have a good eye for composition and subject choice!
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Re: Pretty Water lake, Sapulpa, Ok

Postby KSaarni » Wed Apr 10, 2019 12:31 am

Great pictures Paul !

To take a picture of a sunset can be challenging. Either too short or long exposure, making the sun right but everything else under exposured or the opposite, the sun is over exposured (a white overburned spot) and everything else fine... Your sunset pictures are very nicely balanced!

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Re: Pretty Water lake, Sapulpa, Ok

Postby Paul » Wed Apr 10, 2019 4:06 am

Thank you all for your kind words
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Re: Pretty Water lake, Sapulpa, Ok

Postby Paul » Wed Apr 10, 2019 4:08 am

speedgraflex wrote:Thank you so much for sharing your images and thoughts, Paul. There are so many lessons learned doing a creative pursuit. You mentioned in your overview that this was a composition exercise. My question would be—How did you choose your shots? Cheers.


Bruce, I wanted to show something with depth, to get a 3D effect. Something that tells a story
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Re: Pretty Water lake, Sapulpa, Ok

Postby Stuart » Wed Apr 10, 2019 4:32 am

Hi Paul,

Thanks so much for sharing these (and I especially love anything to do with photography anyway). I think you have some cracking shots there, there's a couple I really like, and you did a fine job of getting the exposure right on that sunset - the sky is stunning.

As it was a composition learning exercise, I could offer one or two suggestions if you wanted them, but if not - cracking good work. Like Bruce said though, I'd be interested to hear your thoughts about it, and I'd be interested to know why you're taking a course (because I'm nosey).

Cheers and thanks again for sharing - It's a lovely looking lake.
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Re: Pretty Water lake, Sapulpa, Ok

Postby LyleW » Wed Apr 10, 2019 8:03 am

My earlier comment of "Nice." I've been thinking about that. Nice does cover it. I enjoy a well crafted, "pretty" photo. I, too, will try to compose things. Not sure what my process is, though. But, you have to love digital cameras, though. I have a 32gb card in my Nikon (camera of champions, by the way...Thomas). You can take pictures until you are blind and looks for the perfect ones. Not so easy with film and a lot less expensive.
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Re: Pretty Water lake, Sapulpa, Ok

Postby Stuart » Wed Apr 10, 2019 8:13 am

Nih..conn... Is that a Chinese Camera? :whistle:
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