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  1. doziergraphic

    doziergraphic TPF Noob!

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    Most of the color and adjustments made in Camera Raw -

    Let 'er rip!

    1. Chicago under John Hancock Building

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    2. Chicago from John Hancock

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    3. St Louis Street shot

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    4. Indianapolis on Canal

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    5. Chicago Night Street shot
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    1 & 2 Great
    3. Good composition but there's way too much red in the over all shot
    4. Needs to be cropped wider, that closest building is cut off and I would love some more sky in general
    5. Similar issue, this is a vertical shot but you're losing a lot of vertical-ness when you cut that building off. I'd have cropped it wider as well
     
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    reznap No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I think you have some nice stuff here, but I agree with the previous poster on their suggestions.

    I would also like to see the horizon straightened on #2, but you might lose some of the image after rotating and cropping.

    I'd take the opportunity to practice more with the RAW settings. You can adjust saturation and luminosity for each color basically, making it very possible to remove color casts and make the images look more true to how they would look in person.

    I like what you did with the slower shutter and the moving vehicles as well.
     
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    what i needed to hear. thanks.

    JUST did start using raw. everything to this point has been started with the jpegs, and am just moving away from that and working with raw/tiff.
     
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    #2 wud be my favorite out of the bunch. needs a little straighter horizon live.

    #1 over-processed imop
     
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    doziergraphic TPF Noob!

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    thanks for the feedback.
     
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    #1 has some radioactive looking green and yellow hues going on, tone them down and you've got a great shot.

    I love how you captured the motion in #3 and #5. I do agree with whoever said there is too much red in #3 though.
     
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    Very nice shots. The main thing I would say is that some of the shots need leveling and some also have some perspective distortion ( buildings looking like they are leaning )but most of that may be from the shots just needing to be leveled.
     
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    appreciate the feedback!
     
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    sovietdoc TPF Noob!

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    #1 is suffering from geometric distortion and pretty heavy CA as can be seen on the light post on the right.

    I too think it has been over-processed, because the colors look "better" than they are in the real world.

    #2 horizon isn't straight, looks like it tilted a bit to the left.

    #4, there is something wrong with colors here. It almost looks like if the shot was heavily underexposed and then you manually upped the exp. What that did was kill off the sky. It looks "interesting" as a shot, you could even pull it off as it almost looks like a filter effect on the photo.
     
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    those are nice and i like how you got the bus blur
     

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