Sunset from the 34th floor, Manhattan, NY

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  1. Click1602

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    Hey everyone, Im new here. Looking forward to your thoughts and possible ways to improve my photos! Thanks :)[​IMG]


     
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    I really like the colors in the sky, but I think the foreground needs to have some more definition. I think dark could work, but right now, if you hadn't told me that you were over a city, I'm not sure it would immediately be recognizable as such.
     
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    Agree with the post above - gorgeous sky but not enough foreground visible. Can you lift the shadows at all? Did you shoot this in RAW?
     
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    I thought it was less than desirable as is :/
     
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    Something in between? The buildings aren't all that interesting so I don't mind them being silhouetted, but the version in the OP was too much. And crop a sliver off the left side to get rid of that bit of building that made it into the frame.
     
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    Thanks guys, I appreciate the tips and I see what I can improve on.
     
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    Since your profile says photos are ok to edit, and that sky is so pretty, I wanted to give it a shot. It wasn't a RAW file to work with but I think lifting the shadows and bringing down the highlights just a bit improves it. The buildings are interesting in that you captured some lights with nice flares on before full dark and the cranes are nicely detailed against the sky...

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    Oh my goodness! This is beyond beautiful! I would love to be able to accomplish final images like this. I am in awe
     
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    I still consider myself a novice at editing so I'm glad you like it. I use PhotoShop Elements 11. All I did was lift the shadows, brought the highlights down a tiny bit and then used an unsharp mask (way easier than it sounds). What are you using for editing software?
     

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