Miami skyline at night 1 hr ago

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  1. creisinger

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    I was driving nuts to get something usable.
    I shot with the 18-200mm VR and it's just a pain to get the images nice and sharp. Have to admit that my tripod is quite flimsy and it was a bit windy.
    Anywho. Here you go.

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    1) the subject should take up more of the frame(you need a longer focal length)

    2) There are 4 weird pitch black vertical reflections in the water that are very distracting ruining an otherwise awesome image, and I would crop out some of the water on the bottom so the crop isn't 50/50 with the water/sky
     
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    #1 - I know what you mean. However, I wanted to show the sheer unimportance of human architecture compared to the massive clouds that were passing through - just to call it something fancy. I just personally like the big motion of the clouds compared to the smaller focused and sharp area of the buildings.

    #2 Those "shadows" are landing poles along the water wall. They are placed in 15 feet distance along the shore - no way to find a spot without them in the picture. I would have chopped them off if I had a chainsaw and a boat. Unfortunately there was no space left in the trunk...
     
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    nice pics but your name stamp thing u got has got to go.
     
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    I really like the first one, the big epic clouds against the sharpness of the city gives a great nature vs man kinda feel, the water looks good too but i would probably crop it a bit closer to the buildings.
    And as peanut says... the name stamp is just a bit too "in your face" on this picture, maybe a more subtle watermark would work better.

    Second one is nice too, again i love the clouds, but there is something about the city i cant put my finger on that puts me off of it.
     
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    x2 :mrgreen:
     
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    horizons are crooked.
     
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    If you replace your logo with a batman logo that would be awesome
     
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    Yeah crooked horizons, and those pylons blocking the city view really take away from what would be a nice image otherwise.
    If you're good with the clone tool (and PS), you might be able to remove them.
     
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    Thanks for the feedback. Much appreciated.

    These were just thrown together with minimal post processing. Of course I would still level the horizon and correct the lens distortion.

    I was mostly looking for the feedback of the 4 "shadows" or landing poles in the foreground. And I got what I expected. So thanks.
     
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    love the pictures, especially the first one with the huge cloud... but the name stamp... not so fond of that. still, great work!
     
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    Annoying watermark is annoying.
     

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