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Old Jan 16, 2010, 9:15 PM   #1
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I was recently in Miami on business and took the opportunity to snap a few photos. The first is a shot of Biscayne Bay. The remainder are of downtown Miami -- different perspectives beginning in late afternoon through sunset and into evening. Very little, if any, post processing/
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Old Jan 16, 2010, 9:22 PM   #2
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You may want to do some bracket shot with the exposure compensation feature on your dslr, or if it is a feature on you camera. That way you can see if you can bring out more details in the darker area of the shots with the bright sunset in the background.

But I really like number 4, lovely color throughout the shot.
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Old Jan 16, 2010, 9:25 PM   #3
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i also believe you did a great job on #4. the exposure is really nice and the colors came out well.
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Old Jan 16, 2010, 9:35 PM   #4
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Thank you. #4 is my favorite also, by a longshot.

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You may want to do some bracket shot with the exposure compensation feature on your dslr, or if it is a feature on you camera. That way you can see if you can bring out more details in the darker area of the shots with the bright sunset in the background.
I'll give that a try. Thank you. The pictures were taken with a Canon S90.
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Old Jan 16, 2010, 9:37 PM   #5
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Your welcome, pretty nice shooting overall. The s90 is no slouch.

I would start at 1/3 +/- and then move to 2/3+/-

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Old Jan 16, 2010, 9:53 PM   #6
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A great series! That Canon f/2.0 wide angle works really good.
No pp? Really?
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Old Jan 17, 2010, 5:09 AM   #7
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Beautiful series, but #4 really stands out! I love the composition and the colors are terrific! Really well done, especially if you haven't done any (or not much) pp on this!
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Old Jan 17, 2010, 7:33 AM   #8
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Thank you for the feedback.

I did a little cropping and slight sharpening on #1. #3 had just a slight crop. The others, including # 4 were straight out of the camera with internal camera settings of +2 sharpening, +1 contrast and +1 saturation.
It's very helpful to have beautiful scenery!

# 4 was taken at 400 ISO equivalent, so there is a little noise at large sizes, but nothing terrible IMO. It's my new desktop wallpaper.

How do I make sure that EXIF data is included when I post images?

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It depends on the program you use to reduce the shot for the board.
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This will probably ruffle some feathers, but while #4 is also my favorite, I feel it looks washed out. I used a bit of gamma in the Exposure of Photoshop. Now you have the strength of #5 with the colors of #4.
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