Discussion in 'Landscape & Cityscape' started by 93rdcurrent, Mar 2, 2008.
This is a shot I took of Spokane during the eclipse last month.
Looks like a city at night.... nothing particularly eclipse-y about it.
Thanks for taking the time to comment. I was taking shots of the eclipse and looked over at a hill to my right and saw the cityscape. I had to have a shot of it. You're right if I didn't make a note of the fact that it was taken during the eclipse you wouldn't know it. Other than the obvious do you like it? Is it boring or interesting. I've been trying to work with b&w a little more.
For night photography of city scapes, it's often best to do it at dusk when there is still light in the sky. There are lots of wonderful colours then.
The b/w conversion on this doesn't add anything to me, and it takes away the different colours of the lights. Can you post the colour version?
This shot taken earlier when there was colour in the sky and in colour not b/w would be quite nice, i think.
I guess it's always a personal choice, and we all see things differently. For me, it works pretty nicely, as I don't see many "pure" black and whites in an evening cityscape. There is a lot of interest in the image, and I find myself looking around at the details.
There's a certain softness to the street lights that lend an aura of tranquility to the image.
To me, it would be considered a "keeper" if it was mine.
Thank you Laurence. I appreciate the comment. It is a keeper for me. I liked it when I shot it and it works for me now.
Here's the original with minimal editing. I prefer the b&w myself...
Ah, I much prefer the coloured version. The brightness of the lights is important yes, but I think the colour of the lights is important as well.
Glad you liked the original. It was what drew me to the shot initially.
Separate names with a comma.