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A park with lights and some benches.


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Nice! The sky feels a little insipid, somehow, but it's only a little. I'd probably burn a gradient onto the sky to enhance the feeling of sunset (or dawn?), but I am an increasingly ruthless manipulator.

I think I maybe want some people in it? There's a lot of really great stuff in here, but I don't quite love it and I don't quite know why.

Looks like you might have a mild sharpening halo on the verticals of the foreground lamp post.
 
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Nice! The sky feels a little insipid, somehow, but it's only a little. I'd probably burn a gradient onto the sky to enhance the feeling of sunset (or dawn?), but I am an increasingly ruthless manipulator.

I think I maybe want some people in it? There's a lot of really great stuff in here, but I don't quite love it and I don't quite know why.

Looks like you might have a mild sharpening halo on the verticals of the foreground lamp post.

Thanks.

I really had to massage this one. They sky was a good color but very flat. Good catch on the sharpening ;).
 

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I realllllly like the sunburst effect on the distant light popping out of the side of the closest light pole--NICE! I have seen shots doen in this kind of lighting over the years, and usually like them. If I had a nit to pick, it would be that the contrast in the low tones could be a bit snappier...what I see are the slight pools of light the streetlights cast on the footpath...I wanna see the lawn and walk in-0between be a bit darker, and the light pools just a bit brighter, or more-contrasty. Just a little bit...not a lot.

In traditional B&W, we''d say, "I like the scene a lot, but I'd like to see it printed on 1/2 grade higher contrast paper."
 
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I realllllly like the sunburst effect on the distant light popping out of the side of the closest light pole--NICE! I have seen shots doen in this kind of lighting over the years, and usually like them. If I had a nit to pick, it would be that the contrast in the low tones could be a bit snappier...what I see are the slight pools of light the streetlights cast on the footpath...I wanna see the lawn and walk in-0between be a bit darker, and the light pools just a bit brighter, or more-contrasty. Just a little bit...not a lot.

In traditional B&W, we''d say, "I like the scene a lot, but I'd like to see it printed on 1/2 grade higher contrast paper."

Thanks. Yeah I get those starburst when I do long exposures, I like the effect.

The pools of light are very faint in the original color version. It wasn't really dark enough to make them pop sadly.

More contrasy...


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