Night Shots - Downtown SA

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  1. SoMa

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    my first attempt at long exposures... i'd say C&C but if you just look at them thats fine too. :wink:


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  2. soul.glo

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    Not bad for a 1st attempt. Love the colors in the 2nd shot. Keep up the good work. These shots are so much fun!
     
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    2 is really interesting.
     
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    Yep, that's San Antonio!

    #2 is hella-cool!

    #4 gave the location away for me (even tho I know you said it). There are some awesome shots around that area... The little river going thru town like that. Neat stuff! And of course remember the Alamo... ;)
     
  5. SoMa

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    :Dthanks for the comments guys...
     
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    Good start. Compositional rules still apply thought. The first one looks like the fire hydrant got in the way of the shot, and not part of the frame.

    Number 2 looks colourful but the taillights draw the eye straight out of the frame, maybe panned a little to the left.

    3 on the other hand is great. All the what would otherwise be distracting elements seem to draw the eye all around the frame.

    Just one thing. Do you have a UV or protector or some other filter on your lens? In cases like this where you're shooting into a light source with no backlight you definitely want to remove this. All the lights are flaring and if you are using a filter (regardless of how good or expensive) it is probably contributing quite a bit.
     
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    I like the colors in #2. #3 and 4 are very nice. I agree about the Hydrant in #1.
     
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    Nice shots SoMa. I personally like 3&4 :thumbup:
     
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    thanks for the pats on the back peepz!

    Garbz thnx for the cc... i admit i do need work on composition as well as other things... i think i did have a filter on the lens, i cant remember it was a spur of the moment type thing.
     
  10. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Well, they are good for a first-time-spur-of-the-moment kind of thing. Night photography is great fun, and I really like the blue bridge and the third photo. Those two appeal to me most.

    I want to go re-visit San Antonio one day! I liked it there, mostly the Riverwalk (which may have been so because it was HOT when I visited, really HOT - to my mind! - and the Riverwalk was just that little bit cooler and fresher ... and very, very green! Yay for that colour!)
     
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    Very nice shots. I like 'em. Especially #2.

    What were your settings? ISO/shutter speed/aperture etc? Any filters?
     
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    Great SA pic....I live 2.5hr north of SA I hope visit down there when I return.
     

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