Night Photo of India Gate for critique

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  1. Minds Eye

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    Camera: Canon Digital IXUS 95 IS
    Exposure: 0.025 sec (1/40)
    Aperture: f/2.8
    Focal Length: 6.2 mm
    ISO Speed: 400
    Exposure Bias: -1/3 EV

    Here I felt the limitations of the camera used (IMHO, if there was something I could have done different please let me know) since there is an unacceptable level of noise at larger sizes :(

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    the monochrome version looks better noise wise IMHO, but is there anything I could have done different to get a sharper image ?
     
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    For me I like the colour version. The warmth of colour is a big part of the shot. Many will like the mono equally though. I think you have produced a good shot considering the camera your using - I'm actually suprised there is not more noise at iso400. Seems to me your capable of a great shot and that it's actually your camera thats limiting you now - your pushing its bounderies with low light shots.

    In short - - I like :)
     
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    thanks! it means a lot to me, I was shooting hand held, maybe a tripod could have helped me shoot at a lower ISO maybe even ISO 80 (my fav setting on this camera)
     
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    The photo looks good to me, but as you say if it were larger I'm sure you might see more imperfections. A smaller aperture will usually yield a sharper photo overall as well as a better depth of field (not that your DOF in this is bad). So yes, a tripod combined a narrower aperture and lower ISO would give a cleaner and sharper overall image, but given what you were working with I think you did well.
     
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    I prefer number one. I think the lines and angles are awesome. Good job. I might add a touch more contrast.
     
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    thanks! I was worried about the exposure since there were some portions that looked blown out...
     
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    I think this is a cool shot. The angle and cropping style don't usually work, but here it does IMO. Plus I love the colors.
     
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    thanks
     
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    I really like the warmth of #1.
     
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    Nice shot. Very phallic.
     
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    i personally like number 2. Looks mysterious and unsettling.
     
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    I also prefer #1 for the warm look. #2 looks cold and more suspect to me. Good job though:)
     

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