Zakim Bridge, Boston, Night Shot

Discussion in 'General Gallery' started by manaheim, Apr 30, 2008.

  1. manaheim

    manaheim Jedi Bunnywabbit Staff Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2005
    Messages:
    14,394
    Likes Received:
    3,261
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    I need to find my way to the other side of this bridge some night... still, lots of interesting stuff on the western side. Criticisms and comments always very welcome. Don't hold back. :)

    [​IMG]
     
  2. JimmyO

    JimmyO TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2008
    Messages:
    2,132
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    NJ
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    Love how the long exposure really smooooothes out the water

    Great shot!
     
  3. Harmony

    Harmony TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    May 19, 2007
    Messages:
    1,377
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Vancouver
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    ^^ +1

    However, I keep feeling like the composition needs something more. Or less? Maybe crop out the whole left side until the white triangle? I know that you wanted it to lead the eye in, but it just makes me want to cut it out.
     
  4. manaheim

    manaheim Jedi Bunnywabbit Staff Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2005
    Messages:
    14,394
    Likes Received:
    3,261
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Yeah, I feel kind of the same way, but have not yet been able to put my finger on exactly what... part of me thinks that there's just too much cr*p on the right side of the scene... course it's kinda hard to move the buildings. :)

    I'll try cropping the left, but I do kind of like the fence so I'll be curious to see what that does. I'll post an updated version later today.
     
  5. emptypockets

    emptypockets TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2008
    Messages:
    197
    Likes Received:
    0
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    The exposure is perfect and the reflections are exceptional. You might try working on the crop as suggested above just to see if you're able to improve the shot some. But, I really like it as it is!
     
  6. myopia

    myopia TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2005
    Messages:
    920
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    MA and CO
    beantown, sh*t yeah!

    love the pic.
     
  7. taracor

    taracor TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2006
    Messages:
    144
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Tacoma, WA
    Wow, that's beautiful. The water is so, smooth and the reflections, are just perfect.

    Like someone mentioned the bit on the left is slightly distracting, but it's minuscule.

    Amazing photo.
     
  8. Toni Marie

    Toni Marie TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2008
    Messages:
    343
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Lincoln, NE
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    Wow, what a awsome shot.
     
  9. logan9967

    logan9967 TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2008
    Messages:
    611
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    crop out the left, amazing shot love it
     
  10. johngpt

    johngpt No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2008
    Messages:
    3,603
    Likes Received:
    465
    Location:
    Albuquerque, NM
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    I think cropping on the left would remove the elements which bring the eye to the buildings on the far shore. The walkway and railing pull the eye up and right, while the reflections in the water bring the eye back left and down again on that diagonal. Dodging the near walkway, burning the mid distance of the walkway, and dodging the far walkway, just before it curves right could give it some variety of tone, but that's fairly nit-picky.

    The quality of this image is hard to improve upon.
     
  11. manaheim

    manaheim Jedi Bunnywabbit Staff Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2005
    Messages:
    14,394
    Likes Received:
    3,261
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Wow, high praise. :) Thanks.

    (and thanks to everyone else, too... I appreciate the comments and it's always nice to have a shot people like)

    Interesting ideas and counterpoints, though. When my kids will leave me alone for more than 20 mins I'm going to poke at it a bit and see what I come up with.
     

Share This Page

Search tags for this page
boston night
,

boston skyline zakim bridge

,

triangle bridge boston

,

zakim

,

zakim bridge

,

zakim bridge at night

,
zakim bridge boston
,

zakim bridge night

,
zakim bridge skyline
,
zakim bridge triangle