First time poster - pictures - opinions welcome!! (3 images)
Hi Everyone!.

I've been reading these forums for quite a while and the advice offered was valuable in helping me decide to purchase my first DSLR, a Nikon D40..

Well, I've been shooting for about 6 months, getting variable results, but I love the learning experience of becoming proficient in photography..

I've added some of my favourite shots from a recent trip to barcelona to my Flickr account. I'd really appreciate if you guys could take a quick look, any comments or advice would be greatly welcomed!.


My 3 favourite pictures from Barcelona would be:.

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Hi and welcome to the forum..

It looks as though you have spent your time really getting to grips with the camera..

Two things, post your shots a bit larger, 800 - 900 pixels across is about right. That way we will be able to view then more easily. Secondly, it may be an idea to start posting on the Nikon D40 forum rather than this one. Those guys and gels know their stuff and you should get sound advice specific to your gear.Good look and enjoy the camera,Richard..

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Some very nice shots, although one or two of them need straightening..

I had problems getting good shots of the Parque Guel, although the underneath of the area with all the tiles is quite interesting. I also liked the internal doors and the attics of the Casa Battlo..

Other favourite locations of mine in Barcelona are:.

- roof of the Casa Mila (another Gaudi building just up the street from Casa Batllo) for threatening chimney pots and ventilator shafts..

- Sagrada Familia, Gaudi's unfinished cathedral, especially the modern facade. Some of the chimney pots from the Casa Mila roof reappear as soldier's helmets!- the strange street performers on the Ramblas..

- the big food market just off of the Ramblas..

- around the port area. You get some interesting reflections from the underside of the roof at one end of the shopping centre, and there is an amusing wooden submarine elsewhere. I haven't been able to photograph the floating bridge very successfully..

- on the Barcelonetta beaches there is a funny lighthouse and also a large metal whale.- inside the Miro museum.

I once visited Barcelona in December when there were no leaves on the trees. This meant that it was possible to photograph the facade of the Casa Batllo from across the street at night..

I have visited Barcelona 3 times now and haven't anywhere near exhausted the photo opportunities. It is easily my favourite city for photography (and just about everything else)..

Good shooting!Chris R..

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Thanks Richard and Chris, I really appreciate you taking the time to reply to my post, thanks...

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Hi, I looked at your gallery as well. My favorites were different from yours. I recommend you post larger size prints in your thread. Enjoy your new camera. Mary..

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Thanks for looking Mary! Which ones did you like?..

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Well done - you obviously know what you are doing and have a good eye for unusual ways of looking at things. I especially like the orange wall with the graffiti (middle one of the three included in your post) - it looks almost like an abstract geometric painting. Keep up the good work..

Best wishesMike..

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Thanks Mike..

The orange wall with the graffiti is really annoying me though - no matter what lines I try to straighten, the other lines don't look straight. I thought about sacrificing the pavement, but then the picture doesn't look right..

Does anyone have any suggestions/words of wisdom?.

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Iamspart wrote:.

Thanks for looking Mary! Which ones did you like?.

The first - view thru doors, park bench quell style, thru the slit..

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