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Old Jun 8, 2008, 10:43 PM   #1
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As usual, no post production. This one got a crop to clean it up.

C&C appreciated, enjoy!


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Old Jun 9, 2008, 1:49 AM   #2
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This current version:

I am thinking to cut the right and left sides, the dark parts. These don't add much to the picture.

If you had a greater zoom with you I would zoom in more and take a larger picture of the bridge, then you don't need to cut the both sides and your foto object is more prominant on the picture. And you see more details then.
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Old Jun 9, 2008, 4:26 AM   #3
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I'd agree with feetjai on eliminating the 'extra' and concentrating on the main subject. However,Ithink the silhouettes of the trees on either side adds greatly to the overall appeal of the nightscene. Still, you can crop from the right handsidea littleenough to preserve the fraction of the tree silhouete there, imo. Ah, after all bridges are meant to join places...You might also play around with Levels, Unsharp Mask andShadow/ Highlighttools @PS on this image forabit more impact!
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Old Jun 9, 2008, 9:37 AM   #4
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I'd agree with feetjai on eliminating the 'extra' and concentrating on the main subject. However,Ithink the silhouettes of the trees on either side adds greatly to the overall appeal of the nightscene. Still, you can crop from the right handsidea littleenough to preserve the fraction of the tree silhouete there, imo. Ah, after all bridges are meant to join places...You might also play around with Levels, Unsharp Mask andShadow/ Highlighttools @PS on this image forabit more impact!
I had another crop that removed about 90px of the left and 80px of the right but the image didnt have the same panoramic "feel" with so much removed. I'm still undecided about the best way to crop this image and still have it "punch". I do however appreciate the input.

bahadir, as usual, thanks for the great advice on post production.
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Old Jun 9, 2008, 10:33 AM   #5
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Conor....
This type of photo works much better if you don't have the wind kicking up the water...Reflections seem to make this type of picture...Wait for a windless night and go back, pull the bridge and building in tight and shot it again...I think you will like those results better....:G
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Did you use a tripod and timed shutter release?
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Old Jun 12, 2008, 6:26 PM   #7
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Did you use a tripod and timed shutter release?
nope.

the water was rippled that day, i dont think that would have stood out at all in the picture had i used a long exposure.

I will be trying it next time though.
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Old Jun 13, 2008, 12:07 AM   #8
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I re-shot it tonight, this time with a tripod and a much longer shutter, and at ISO200


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Now thats the picture you wanted in the first place, great shot
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Good shot Conor....Reflections are good and the star bursts with the lights is excellent...Night time city lights on the water has to have no wind so you get the great reflections...For me, that makes the shot...:G
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