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Old Apr 29, 2010, 2:13 AM   #1
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Haven't been here for a while! How is everybody!
I can't feel that something is not right! So any critiques will be very very welcome.
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Old Apr 29, 2010, 3:44 AM   #2
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Give us some more information as to what we're looking at ,
and there is no exif on the photo. At first glance it looks very sharp
and the scene has a nice symmetrical look to it, a few star-bursts
coming from the outdoor lighting sources enhance the scene more,
high contrast... An overall appealing shot.

playing around in PP for this version
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Old Apr 29, 2010, 7:29 AM   #3
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May you don't like it because it's not prefectly centered. But otherwise a good pick.
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Old Apr 30, 2010, 4:09 PM   #4
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May you don't like it because it's not prefectly centered. But otherwise a good pick.
Sorry for getting back so late! Yesterday was a crazy day!

I'm actually using the Nikon 35mm prime lens
Exposure: 30
Aperture: f/22.0
Focal Length: 35 mm
ISO Speed: 100

I have a feeling that this picture is a bit underexpose and I wish it can be a bit sharper. Also, the capture looks a bit boring....

Ordo, thank you for pointing out that it is not centered.

Here is another picture which took by a wide angle lens, any comment on this one? Will it be better?
http://www.flickr.com/photos/lampuikay/4560246502/

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Old Apr 30, 2010, 4:23 PM   #5
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Thats a good one and may benefit from a pseudoHDR (Martin Auto HDR v1.62; denoised and sharpened)):


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Old Apr 30, 2010, 5:06 PM   #6
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IMHO I would say that an f stop of f22 at night was was overkill and an iso of 100 at night
outdoors, with many factors possible that could cause movement blur in a long exposure
definitely the wrong choice.

An f stop of f8 to f11 would have given enough depth of field and an iso of 400
would have cut the time for the exposure down. an iso of 100 can still cause noise if
used for a long period of time in low light conditions. and the depth of field would
not be increased significantly at f22 over f8 to f11 in low light.
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Old May 7, 2010, 11:44 PM   #7
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I wonder if the feeling you get that it's not right is not so much technical as it is subject - the lights on the sides really pull my eyes back and forth and the light in the middle isn't "big" enough to keep me centered. In contrast, the wide angle shot where the central statue is so much larger balances or creates a more central focal point where you aren't pulled laterally as much.

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