Nightime on my street

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  1. Nytmair

    Nytmair TPF Noob!

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    It was 4:00am and i didn't feel like sleeping so I was playing with my camera.... this is the first real nighttime long shutter shot i've taken with it....

    I think it turned out so-so.

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    Tear it apart!!!! :)




    Oh yeah, is there any way to make it so the lights aren't so overpowering?
     
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    love the contrast! i'd leave the lights as they are personally.
     
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    my favorite part of it turned out to be how to branches look.... :) thanks ajmall
     
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    another awesome image! i dont mind the lights as they are, as ps'ing them won't be too easy. excellent composition and contrast :salute:
     
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    thank you sir :cool:
     
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    Love it! The only thing that could possably improve it could be a car or person moving through the shot..... then again, I quite like the spooky emptyness of the scene
     
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    1. Is it snowing already? :)
    2. Lovely contrast.
    3. IMO, the top third portion is a dead space.
    4. What was the shutter s?
     
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    The light issue is a common one with long exposures.. oftin I get star effect lights in long exposures... I would imagine there might be a filter to stop that kind of thing that would be significantly easier than editing the lights in PS.
     
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    1. well it did for that day... we are supposed to get a lot tonight, but none so far... hopefully it comes!
    2. thanks :)
    3. I actually like the top alot because of the branches and how they look... that's why I cropped it vertically.
    4. 8 sec i believe it was.
     
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    oh.. lol and I always thought that this kind of small, empty streets apper only in the movies :)
     
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    Looks to me like the exposure is right on for a night picture . I like the texture in the snow, contrast, shadows and the feeling of peacefullness on a quiet street. Very appealing photo
     
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    I agree w/ you on the effect the light gave to the branches. Just something about it, great job.
     

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