Critique 2019 Octoberfest – Palouse (Nick) Hardcore – Nikkor AFS 50mm f/1.8 G – October 31st.

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Day 12:
Another travel day, and 4 hours at the High Desert Museum in Bend, Oregon. Lots of smoke and haze on the drive so no pictures, but I did manage this one at breakfast. Bend is a bike crazy town, so this seemed very appropriate and also of all the glass I own the 50mm is probably the perfect one for this.

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Day 14.
A day of driving, hiking, a bit of wine and a great meal at Nick's in McMinnville, OR.

Spent a couple of hours on Hobbit Beach.
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Wow - the way the mist follows the skyline, the whole secluded beach thing ...the photo portrayed a really pleasant looking place. I would like to visit Hobbit beach (and may - we are thinking about an extended trip to the PNW sometime in the next year or so.)

The couple in the mid-distance just raises my interest level. Their relative obscurity accentuates the beauty of the surroundings. This is how travel photography should look.
 
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Wow - the way the mist follows the skyline, the whole secluded beach thing ...the photo portrayed a really pleasant looking place. I would like to visit Hobbit beach (and may - we are thinking about an extended trip to the PNW sometime in the next year or so.)

The couple in the mid-distance just raises my interest level. Their relative obscurity accentuates the beauty of the surroundings. This is how travel photography should look.
Nothing to add, that's how it should look!
 
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Gentlemen thank you. The 50 has really won its place in my bag, on my camera now that I've used it for 2 weeks. Back in the day (70s and 80s) it was all I owned, and with the advent of quality zooms since I have viewed the world as 16-35 or 100-200 opportunities. The Octoberfest has helped change that!

Cheers all!
 
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Day 15:
Happy tasters; Trisaetum winery, OR.

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Agree with Andy on the composition. Good job balancing the light with the window in background. I was wondering about the white balance though. Is it a bit yellow?
 

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Nick on the tasting shot, maybe a touch of crop inward from the left to remove the shoulder. But love the animated expressions.
 
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Day 13:

Thanks all.

Today was a full day of wine tasting. I'm going with one of my better half (who would kill me if she knew this was here!). Here she is analyzing a white wine, Vermentino (Rolle in France). Early in the day so it is in good focus and the light contributes a lot to the shot.
Good subject, light, and framing Nick. Wonderful shot.
 
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Day 14 - not much I can add to what has already been said, Nick. A masterful photograph!

Day 15 - happy indeed! The saturated colors and artificial lighting make it warm and colorful. And I don't know what tools you have at your disposal when traveling. But if possible, I might try to lighten the saturation just a bit on their skin to make it a bit more natural looking. A great memento from the trip in any case.
 

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