Gate to Heaven...or Hell?

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  1. themonko

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    Took this from my roof the other day. I like it, but don't think it is GREAT. Was hoping I could get another opinion. Let me know how this image sits in your lap. :)


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    I love the sky. There is something about the houses and stuff that I don't dig on - but that may be a personal thing.
     
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    I agree with 2stupid2duck the shot is excellent, your drawn in by the beautiful fan of light at the top then it is anticlimaxed by the dark houses... don't know whether you should crop or lighten....mmmmm.

    Any other ideas out there?
     
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    IMHO, crop at the orangey horizon to make a wide pan type shot. Bit of USM possibly to crisp the edges of the cloud.

    Rob
     
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    Thanks for the comments.

    How does this crop hold ya?


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    Played around a little and thought I would post...

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    I don't think I like this version, but someone might? :D
     
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    Wow. I don't mind it actually. I was gunna suggest completely darkening the bottom.
     
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    Really diggy the second one, great shot!

    I had some really interesting cloud formation near my place today but alas I left my camera & kit and a friends house :(
     
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    i really like the original the separation between the pure (Heaven) light on the top and the smoggy yellow (Hell) light on the bottom. i wouldnt change it at all.
     
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    I think I like the cropped version. I was thinking that having the buildings lighter like on the 3rd one would be better but after seeing it I think I like the cropped one best.
     
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    It's a shame there isn't a stronger skyline in that scene, then you could crop most of the houses and just have what's silouhetted on the horizon. As it is though, I'd say go with the panorama type cropping.
     
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    The version without the houses is *exactly* what I meant. I'm not big on PS to alter images, only to enhance what is already there for printing or web reproduction.
     

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