egsentrick wrote:good shots imo, just need some technical things to get over.
It's nice owning this much land. You never see anyone and it's quiet.
shake, flare, noise, and shutter speed movement (perhaps)
was there any post processing applied
noise on a shitty camera doing landscapes can be circumvented using multiple exposures and averaging in a layered file (provided, no movement by the foiliage)
noise issues can be got around in portriats by using more light (more light = less ISO = less grain), also, fudge more of the information to the highlights, in general ccd/cmos cameras fudge more information (more detail) towards the highlights- you can always pull more contrast later (in negatives, it was the opposite)
it looks as though the 1st shot has some possible flare; to see if it does , just mount the camera in location, then walk around and look at the lens, hold a book or something up and try and block the light source from the lens to see if that makes a different.
tree movement can be taken care of with higher shutter speed; but that's tricky given what you're working with- at the expense of aperture, iso, and the trees move, so multiple exposures to clean up noise would be tricky.
a little nonsense now and then is cherished by the wisest men.