First night shots - C&C please

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  1. mosu84

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    Here are my first two night shots with this camera. The first one is an unedited HDR (just blindly merged in photomatix) and the second one is just a quick panorama I took before my camera died. Neither has been edited beyond that. Any comments or criticisms that can help me out for night shots?
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    So, uh, does anyone know how to make a panorama that doesn't inject crazy tilt into the picture? Here's my first panorama with this camera. EDIT: here's the updated version with tilt minimized in photoshop. Composition kinda stinks because the photograph is weighted to the right (battery died before I could take the next shot on the right.)

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    What lens is this ?

    Do not tilt the camera/lens.
     
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    That first one is fantastic. The colors are amazing. Care to share the camera settings you used?
     
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    Thanks. This is the Nikon D40 kit lens 18-55mm, using a tripod and a remote. It was an HDR of 5 shots at I think 8, 6, 4, 2, 1 seconds all at F5, ISO 200. I actually wasn't trying to do HDR and was just trying to get one good shot, then when I got home I just decided to see what it would look like to merge those 5.
     
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    I use the 488RC2 head, so it's on an independent axis when it rotates. Do you mean that this was likely caused because the head was tilted for the initial shot?
     
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    i love them!
     
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    Thanks!
     
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    i like the first one alot. I think it was crooked because or the wide angle
     
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    The first one is a great shot. The second one is good too but I agree with that crazy tilt you've got going. Seems like you were shooting with a fish-eye lens.
     
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    Thanks. I think the camera might have been tilted slightly down when I took the panorama. This would create an arc like that, right?
     
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    I like the first one more, too. Here, this link is awesome for info about panoramas.

    Digital Panoramas
     
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    Really nice.
     

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