Discussion in 'Critique Forum Archives' started by anton980, May 5, 2005.
Shot this photo tonight, and I'd like to hear your comments. Thanks!
Great shot. the only thing I would do is crop out the dark edge of the fountain at the bottom. and maybe a tad off the top. but non the less a great shot.
Ya, a little too much black at the top, but a awesome shot!! Looks like something from "back to the future" ??? great colors!!
Thanks very much for comments, Dirt! (feels awkward calling you that, sorry). You think the pool edge is a distraction? I actually intentionally left it in to create somewhat of a base for a photo.
Ray, thank you very much! How much of the top would you suggest I crop out? I spent some time playing with the cropping, and I felt taking too much out would make the photo look claustrophobic, so to speak. If you have any suggestions, feel free to modify this photo. Thanks again!
I only wish the moon was passing through that part of the skyscape
nice. I like the bottom of the fountain edge there.. But agree with cropping the top.
I've been trying to hone my night taking skills, especially now dealing with a bit of insomnia, how did you get the building so clear, and crisp? I tend to have my iluminated buildings get blurry from too much light with long exposures...
I shot a few photos yesterday untill I got it the way I liked it (I'd probably have to shoot a full roll of film with slightly different settings to make sure I get at least one exposure perfect). But ballancing exposure time with aperture size did the trick. I also metered for the brighter spot on the clock tower to make sure I dont blow out the whites.
If you wish, I can post the exact settings for this shot.
Yes, I'd like that! thanks. Then I can compare to mine to see what I can do..
Hello again. Here are the numbers:
Camera: Nikon D70
Focal Length: 18 mm (it's a tightly cropped photo)
Exposure compensation: -0.7
Shutter: 30 seconds
Time of exposure: 2005/05/06 @ 20:54:30 (I got there late, I wanted to capture a nice gradient sky, but now that I think of it, that wouldnt work anyways - this photo is looking to the East)
Also note that a cooling filter was used to give it a more bluish tone.
Hope that helps!
By the way, I just looked at your night DC gallery - #5 is awesome, but I'd clone the tree branches out from the left.
great capture! yes all i would do is a top crop! everything else spot on :thumbup:
I like it a lot. Maybe a better crop would help out....however great night shot.
Thanks to everyone for contributing a critique. I agree with the "too much black on top" comments, and I've fixed that. However, I'm not touching the base of the fountain!
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