Bridges C&C

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  1. dak1b

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    heres some shots I took of the bay bridge... and sum random old draw bridge. C&C welcome. enjoy!


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    Hi Dak,
    I love the first one. It's intriguing the way that the bridge changes shape as it moves away from you. The second one is less interesting. It looks more like "this is what the bridge looks like" as if you are documenting it for a report on its structural design. The third one looks like an interesting bridge, but you set the exposure for the sky, and all the detail of the bridge were overexposed and lost. It's halfway to a silhouette, but with the other buildings in the background, the silhouette isn't very interesting.
    Good work! Thanks for posting!
     
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    Do you have image editing software?

    #1 is a little blue and could stand to be warmed up some. The horizon is tilted to the left and the barrel distortion from the lens makes the closest tower lean towards the center of the image a lot. Both are fixable with editing software. Diagonal lines usually make nice images, like this one. I think it would have helped if the diagonal had started higher on the right edge and ended closer (and a bit higher too) to the left side of the frame.

    #2 The horizon is lilted with the left side being low, so again the tallest tower has a lot of lean. This perspective looses most of the diagonal and the bridge roadway is a bit to close to the center of the frame.

    #3 Not much I can add beyond what ambrose portraits said.

    Your flikr has other images with the same problem, underexposed foregrounds. That's always a tough nut to crack when making senic images with a lot of the sky in them. Landscape photographers use Graduated Neutral Density filters to cope with that. Do you mostly use the AUTO setting?
     
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    i've been using auto for sum pics...but been staring to experiment with the manuel settings as well...still learning...thanks for the C&C...much appreciated!!!!:thumbup:
     
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    also wat image software can i use to correct the issues..like orzion tilt...wat feature do i use within the program? i use photoshop cs3..iranview...and a few others
     
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    If you have CS3 you can straighten the horizon easily. If you're shooting in RAW then there is a straightening tool in ACR. If you shoot in JPEG there are several ways to straighten a image while in CS3 itself.

    How To Straighten An Image With Photoshop CS3
     
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    ok using photoshop cs3...how do i fix horzion...and underexpsure/overexpsure...
     
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    There all really good, horizon might need straightening out on 3?
     
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    Here ya go.
     
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    getthis bok.... it wil shoo u houe two use CS3 and houe two fixs barle distoorshun.......ifn u llook undr teh filtr tab inn CS3..... youlll find a flitr cuald 'lennse coorekshun' u can yuse 2 fiz yuur pix.;)
     
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    ok heres number one edited: straightened horizon...and dull down blue a lil. tell me wat u think...thanks!

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