Foggy Night Tree

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  1. ShutteredEye

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    What do you think of the over all feel to this photo? I over exposed the shot a full two stops to preserve the detail of the branches against the sky. Are the blown lights in the background too bad of a distraction?

    Also, the color is straight from the camera as a result of the overexposure, but it's pretty outlandish, thoughts?

    Finally, in post I tried to really accentuate the fact that it was a cold misty winter evening (man I was freezing my stones off!!!!) Does the processing have that feel, or does it just look out of focus?
     
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    I cant really feel the cold due to the warm colours in it, eg the light pollution in the sky. But as a photo i like it, it shows a nice contrast between the natural world and man made objects. I dont think the lights are too much of a distraction although the top left one is a little off putting. btw, i like the headlight streaks in it.

    All in all, i think its a great shot!
     
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    I like the overall feel you went for tho i do agree it doesn't really put across a 'cold' feeling.
    Compositinally i think I would have positioned myself to set the tree more against the sky and in such a way as to not include the large building to the left. The lights from the lower row of buildings in the BG do add a nice effect tho.
     
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    Hmmm good point. Reshoot may be in order....
     
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    This may not be a techinical critique so much as my personal opinion, but I think if it were darker it may improve to overall "feel" of the photo. Maybe? I'm not very good at this.
     

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