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Old Aug 28, 2006, 4:39 AM   #1
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I shot these at about 10pm on a clear night. Kit 18-55, RAW, Manual, F8, 10-15sec, tripod. Imported using Elements 3.0 and set temp to about 2500. These are my favorites:

http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g2...6_edited-1.jpg

http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g2...8_edited-1.jpg

http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g2...3_edited-1.jpg

http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g2...1_edited-2.jpg


Others can be seen here:

http://s52.photobucket.com/albums/g2...istDL_LBSH_06/
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Old Aug 28, 2006, 5:09 AM   #2
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Wow, these are fantastic, I particularly like the first and third shots.

I went to your photobucket album but unfortunately, the pics are too large to view properly so can't really comment on them.

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Old Aug 28, 2006, 7:25 AM   #3
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They look great to me

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I really like the 1st and 3rd as well, really nice work. You need something in the foreground to add interest, the tree in the first picture and the monument (?) and people in the third picture raise them above the ordinary.

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Not much to improve here, I agree with Ira though. If you shoot in raw you could make a try to lower highlihgt contrast. I'm not sure it will improve anything, but it might be worth a try.

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Old Aug 28, 2006, 3:28 PM   #6
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What would be the correct white balance setting for this type of shot? I used auto, but there may be a better choice.
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Because of the variety of light sources it is hard to judge the correst white balance. If you shoot in RAW you can fine tune the white balance on your computer to get the best images. I should have done that in my Evening "out" post http://www.stevesforums.com/forums/v...mp;forum_id=80 I didn't so I couldn't get the colours right afterwards.

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Those are really great, especially the first one with the palm tree up front. It looks to me like you have a great eye for a good picture.
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What are the steps to lower highlight contrast when shooting? Filters, camera setting? Thanks. Jon
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I do it in RawShooter Premium, but I'm sure it can be done in any RAW converter. It's a bar amongst the Levels and Curves section.

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