Night picture please critique

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  1. Muscus

    Muscus TPF Noob!

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    Hello,

    Long time reader, first time poster. First time I've gone out with the sole purpose of taking some pics and this is what I came back with. ISO100, 2.5sec, f10. Changed the white balance a bit so it didn't look pure red but thats it.

    http://img384.imageshack.us/my.php?image=conhall2ja7.jpg

    So please critique not only the composition but also exposure and what else I could maybe do to the raw file.

    Thanks!

    Sorry for the link, here it is without having to click
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  2. rwebbart

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    It could be my eyes, but it seems to have a slight lean to the left. May be it is just the collumns.

    If it were my image, I might try to make that light, slightly less yellow and I would mask the sky and give it a deeper slightly more saturated blue.

    These are just random thought off the top of my head though. I think it's pretty good for the lighting conditions you were shooting in....
     
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    it is slightly tilted, but given the chance to take the shot again I'd probably fire the flash to light up (at least a litte) the front of the columns, and I dont know what f stop you were using, but if it was something below say 11 I'd certainly bump it up to get more of a starburst effect from the lights.

    nice shot, I like the feel.
     
  4. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Well, floggingkyle, he says he set the aperture to f10 ...

    ... and I personally think f10 was a small enough aperture for some nice star effects on the lights, I like them the way they are as much as I like this whole photo. Exposure cannot have been too easy with the well lit area behind the columns and dark night everywhere else.

    The only nitpick I have is that we have to click on a link to get to the photo, it would have been nicer to see it right here in your post (at a size of max. 800 pixels in width). ;) Other than that I think you were quite successful here.

    Oh, by the way: welcome to ThePhotoForum, Muscus!
     
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    ah, I should really practice reading. Thanks:thumbup:
     
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    I love it, it's great.
     
  7. Muscus

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    Thanks for the comments guys. It may seem a bit tilted but that may in part be due to the design of the building. Maybe it is tilted..
    Anyways, I went and played with the raw files a bit and this is what I came up with; which ones do you guys prefer? This one seems a bit bland in terms of color but the only lights that are lighting the scene are the same color.. I dunno.. critique please!

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    I like the first one better.

    Can we have permission to play with these jpg files a little?
     
  9. Muscus

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    Most definately! If you want the raw files I can send those over too =D
     
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    I sent you a PM with my email address.
     

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