Busy City

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  1. themonko

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    I would appreciate any critique on this photo. I took this awhile ago, but want to do more similar shots and want to know what would help to improve.

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    We have all seen this one before(in one form or another). Excellent exposure and the composition is textbook. Adding your own twist will be a challenge; we all know you can do it.
     
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    Thanks for the encouragement! Once the nights are nicer around here...i will see what i can do.
     
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    Keep in mind that rainy nights can produce great results. Clouds and rain make for an excellent diffuser. I feel that a "bald" sky is a little pesky.
     
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    I have always wondered how to go about taking pictures on rainy days. how do you keep your gear well protected?? I'm afraid of getting anything wet.
     
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    I have a Nikon F and D1. Both are pretty resiliant. Especially the F. Scoping out the camera position be fore hand helps. Generally I take the camera in after a couple minutes of serious moisture. A quick dry off seems to work wonders. I have also had the lens fog, so be careful of that.
     
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    I think that city is a bit too busy, maybe a shorter exposer (not too much though) would've added a more urban feel to it, to go along with the busy feel created.

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    Unfortunatly I do not have the settings at which I took this picture to compare, but thanks for the tip.

    One question though...looking at the picture, I feel if I had taken ashorter exposure, the city in the back may not have shown up enough andwould have been mostly dark in the background?? No??

    Thanks for the input!
     
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    you're right, but if you cold remember your settings, then you will choose a wider aperture, keeping your focus set to infinity (wow that's deep).

    anyway, if your using PS CS, this problem could be ammended slightly.

    Cheers,
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