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Hi, everyone. This is my first time posting in the Photography section here on CC. I just got a new camera specifically for our cruise in December, so I thought I would post some pics from my very 1st "photo expedition" here for your opinions, critiques and advice.

 

I'll start by saying that I could not afford a DSLR (even the cheap ones), but I wanted something that had more features than a point and shoot since I'd also like to take up photography as a hobby. I ended up buying the FujiFilm FinePix S4300. It has a broad range for ISO and shutter speed but, unfortunately, has a limited aperture (largest opening is 3.5).

 

When my DD and myself went out to shoot (I gave her my old Canon PowerShot A560), we were swarmed by mosquitoes so I was unable to stand still long enough to adjust the settings except for changing the shutter speed to 50 on the water shot. The rest were taken in auto mode. I took about 100 pics, but here's 5 of them.

 

Edited to add: Geez, the pictures sure lost a lot of sharpness after adjusting the dimensions. :(

 

Please let me know what ya'll think.

 

 

 

Old fallen tree in woods:

 

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Cool curvy trees:

 

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Boulder in standing water:

 

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Moving water with mangroves and crustaceans:

 

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Blooming weeds. Flowers are about the size of a pencil eraser.

 

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Hi, everyone. This is my first time posting in the Photography section here on CC. I just got a new camera specifically for our cruise in December, so I thought I would post some pics from my very 1st "photo expedition" here for your opinions, critiques and advice.

 

I'll start by saying that I could not afford a DSLR (even the cheap ones), but I wanted something that had more features than a point and shoot since I'd also like to take up photography as a hobby. I ended up buying the FujiFilm FinePix S4300. It has a broad range for ISO and shutter speed but, unfortunately, has a limited aperture (largest opening is 3.5).

 

When my DD and myself went out to shoot (I gave her my old Canon PowerShot A560), we were swarmed by mosquitoes so I was unable to stand still long enough to adjust the settings except for changing the shutter speed to 50 on the water shot. The rest were taken in auto mode. I took about 100 pics, but here's 5 of them.

 

Edited to add: Geez, the pictures sure lost a lot of sharpness after adjusting the dimensions. :(

 

Please let me know what ya'll think.

 

 

 

Old fallen tree in woods:

 

DSCF0273_20130722232022471_zpsd6911e79.jpg

 

 

Cool curvy trees:

 

DSCF0285_20130722232147988_zps83e7ea49.jpg

 

 

Boulder in standing water:

 

DSCF0310_20130722232214440_zps363a508b.jpg

 

 

Moving water with mangroves and crustaceans:

 

DSCF0326_20130722232252412_zps44bc727e.jpg

 

 

Blooming weeds. Flowers are about the size of a pencil eraser.

 

DSCF0338_20130722232322005_zpsd6464270.jpg

 

I am not an expert -- and I do have trouble viewing what I take due to eye problems.

But -- looking at what you have posted -- your pictures are excellent.

 

I love #3 the best.

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Yaay - our desert got some rain this evening. :)

 

Looking next door.

 

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Within 5 minutes our street was a river.

 

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Drivers here don't know enough to slow down.

 

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Pictures are great. Glad you finally got some rain.

We have had more than our share of horrible storms and torrential down pours. Sometimes we have gotten 2 inches in 1 1/2 hours.

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