Beverly Hills Street

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Hey folks,

Today I post my first picture here...

Today on my way home I thought about driving through some streets in Berverly Hills.
Even if it was much colder than I hoped the sun was shining :)

I tried out my new 70-200mm f/4 L lens. I was a little in a hurry so I overlooked, that it looks a little blurry in the background...

But still think it kinda turned out nice...
(I'd wish the cars weren't there)

I'd love to hear comments and PLEASE give advices!!! :sexywink:

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I think it looks "snapshotty", to be honest. I like all those trees though.
 
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I think it looks "snapshotty", to be honest. I like all those trees though.

'Cause of the angle, quality,lightning....?

The street itself is pretty boring, the trees and their formation just got my attention...
 

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Well it just doesn't have much of a subject and it could use some post-processing at least. I dunno it just doesn't do much for me personally. The un-attractive cars, the overexposed blotches in the roads, it could use some work. Even then I don't think the subject is interesting.

Sorry that I'm being so negative, just trying to give you my thoughts.
 
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no, i totally thank you for your honesty...

As I said, I was just passing by, wanted to try out my new lens and loved that street...

I did change the color-settings in Lightroom a little but everytime it came kinda back to the original because even if it might be over-exposed and like I said the cars are ennoying I totally loved the tree formation and the green-effects of the trees...couldn't change the fact that there were cars and blotches in the road...:)

IF you would have taken a pic of that street, what would you have done different though?
 

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please add more, i love looking at pictures of Beverly Hills...

The pic itself lacks something, not too sure what or why but I do want to see more :)
 

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Since you said its ok to edit your photos, I did some color correcting in lightroom to more my taste, which is adding more punch to the photo - which is the greenery and trees.

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yeah, after comparing them 1:1 I know what you mean...
think I kinda had the scene too much in mind how I saw it when I shot it.
Maybe thats why I always came back to the bright settings...

But you're right- giving a bit more "punch" to it, makes a better impression on the photo...thanks!

BTW: Gotta be careful in Beverly Hills with my 70-200mm L lens...I do look like a Paparazzi with it...the police is kinda checkin those areas ;)
 
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I just tried to figure out what kina parameters you changed in Lightroom, whatever I try it doesn't turn out like yours....

looks like a bit more yellow, def more black but still not over-saturated...
Maybe a tip for me? ;)
 

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I am no pro in lightroom so dont want to be dishing out any "bad" advice.

I say go with what feels good to you, what you want the pic to look like.

I had to change quite a few of the settings for that pic, temp, tint, exposure, brightness, contrast and vibrance...

BTW, i agree on the cars. They add to the photo, without them the photo would really be missing something. I might have tried also cropping out/ or photoshopping out that first light pole head sticking out on the left.
 

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i dont think the picture is bad, but it doesnt do anything for me
 

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