First Ever Night Shot - C&C strongly requested

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  1. bullitt453

    bullitt453 TPF Noob!

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    As the title says, this is my first night shot ever. I tried my best to clone out that radio tower in the background, but I couldn't make it look seemless so I just gave up. I'm sure I'll go back to it though. Anyways, please give C&C. I really want to get better at night photography. Thanks for looking!!

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    It's a good start but try changing your white balance to get rid of the yellow cast.
     
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    Nice - would there be a view which would have eliminated the streetlights, wires and backs of the buildings?
     
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    Nice shot friend, this is just me but I think the yellow cast works well with the dark blue sky, but maybe next time try taking both with and without the white balance.
     
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    Thanks for the C&C guys

    This was actually taken in RAW and I fine tuned the white balance. The statue is truly that color in person, but there is a bit of yellow cast on the flowers.:confused:

    Unfortunately, no. I tried everything I could to find a non-obstructed view, but there just isn't one to be had. This statue is in front of the Graham Courthouse, which is situtated in the middle of a round-a-bout.
     
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    if it ewas for me i would give a shot to cropping just above the radio tower, i dunno, when the thread first loaded in my browser it's what i saw and i really liked it...
     
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    hhhmmm......That's a consideration. Might look into that.:thumbup:
     
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    what a beautiful picture

    honestly, you don't even need the bottom third of the shot
     
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    Village Idiot No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Then the WB isn't fine tuned. White flower should be white. I'm sure the statue isn't white, but you can still tell there's a cast to it from the lights.

    And how can I tell the WB is still off? Your lights are still orange. If WB was set any where near correctly, your street lights would be much closer to white.
     
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    This is a great shot. Even if the WB is off, the warming effect the statue has makes this shot great (the contrast between it & the sky)



    Since your photos are okay to edit... removed the radio tower & made the flowers white

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    Thanks for the comment and edit Ben. Definitely looks better.
     
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    Oh, and just to let you know, to make the flowers look white I just added a cooling filter on that portion of the image (Image > adjustments > photo filter).
     

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