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Go Easy On Me Poland 2015

Tom Elkeles

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Hi,
I'm new so please tell me if something with my post is wrong....
I just came back from Poland (I went there with my school) and wanted an honest opinion
about some of the photos that I took their.
Just mentioning - It was taken with LG G2 and I have no experience or knowledge in photography.
I decided to buy a DSLR camera so I can take better pictures.

So please just tell me what you think :)









 
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hi and welcome to the forum.
Your post is fine.
You look to have an eye for looking for an alternative angle.
 

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Welcome,nice set but my favorite would be the barbed wire,old rusty and wet with huts in the background makes me think war time,shame about the people on the right though.
 

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Welcome,nice set but my favorite would be the barbed wire,old rusty and wet with huts in the background makes me think war time,shame about the people on the right though.
First of all thank you for the comment, I took the photo in one of the Nazi's extermination camps called Majdanek (It was built in a war....) and this one is my favorite photo too.... This was an expedition and therefore there were students everywhere... :(
Do you think that cropping the photo would make it better?
 

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For me a crop may take the impact out,wait until you have progressed a bit and try it with the people cloned out,see what you think,it is your image and it sent me the right message as is.
 

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Cant help you there,i have the 18-55 but not used it much and never owned the 18-105.
 

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Tom,have done a couple of quick and dirty conversions for you to compare,remember ime not very good at it yet :)

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Tom,have done a couple of quick and dirty conversions for you to compare,remember ime not very good at it yet :)
Thank you!
Ok so the first one - You just cropped it, and the second one - you made the people vanish. Did you use Photoshop? and if so what tool, I mean, it must be blur....(?)
Thanks again for giving me of your time!
 

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I used content aware and the clone stamp in photoshop,if your not familiar with them have a look on you tube.
 

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#3 looks very like Auschwitz camp 1 buildings
 

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As already said you have a good eye for a picture and also liking the first one with the barbed wire.

As for Lens, I would go for the 18-105 purely for the extra range of reach.
 

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Great shots Tom, very well done....
 

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I thought so @Tom Elkeles , I went there a good few years back , very thought provoking isn`t it ?
Yes it is. Personally, it was an amazing journey (In Israel almost each school has it's "Poland expedition" because of the strong connection of the Jewish Holocaust ) and I have a family that was murdered there.....
So to answer your question - It was provoking :|
 
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Yes it is. Personally, it was an amazing journey (In Israel almost each school has it's "Poland expedition" because of the strong connection of the Jewish Holocaust ) and I have a family that was murdered there.....
So to answer your question - It was provoking :|
Ah, I didn``t realise you were from Israel, makes it so much more poignant
 
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