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Old Dec 2, 2010, 9:32 AM   #1
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So, I have 3 pics, 2 of them are the same just different crop.
Just took them a couple of hours ago, had to try out my new 10-20mm lens
Which crop do you like best? Any tips for making the pics better?


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Old Dec 2, 2010, 9:43 AM   #2
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The only one that really appeals to me is the first one. The others could be any city skyline, but the first gives a definite sense of place. Technically, they are all fine to my eye.
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Old Dec 2, 2010, 10:14 AM   #3
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Tclune, okey thanks I see what youre meaning. Just that I barely taken any nightshots before, so it was just fun. I have a couple of other shots of the opera house, gonna check if I have a better one =)

What settings do you guys normaly use to get a good night shot? I know it depends on the light etc. But like within what ISO and F range do you like to keep the shot in? So you get the shot as sharp as possible.

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Old Dec 2, 2010, 10:16 AM   #4
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I like all of them as each have their own charm & dynamic appeal. That first shot is magnificent.

I would consider using star effect filter which would make those lights dazzle. Star filters are very inexpensive and come in different patterns.
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Old Dec 2, 2010, 10:24 AM   #5
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What settings do you guys normaly use to get a good night shot? I know it depends on the light etc. But like within what ISO and F range do you like to keep the shot in? So you get the shot as
Well, you need a tripod for these shots anyway, so I would say use your low normal ISO (100? 200?) and set the f-stop for the sweet spot of the lens, which is usually somewhere around f/8.
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Yes, all are just fine...

I like #1 best but I couldn't give you any technical reason why, I just do...

As for tips, the others have covered it pretty well...

Nice set...!
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Old Dec 2, 2010, 12:11 PM   #7
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I like #1 best but I couldn't give you any technical reason why, I just do...
One technical nit that may be behind that is that the wide-angle lens is pointing slightly high in the other photo, causing the buildings to bow in toward the middle slightly at the top. This can be corrected easily in PP when it is this slight.

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I like the first one, however I also like the water reflection in the 3rd, maybe doing a 2 or 3 shot panorama so you get it all?
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Old Dec 3, 2010, 3:00 AM   #9
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Thanks guys for the feedback! =) Tclune, yeah thats what i thought. I don't have a real tripod now when i'm travelling, just the gorillapod, but that does the job aswell, just might take some more time to find a nice spot and set it in. And I also use a remote or the timer.

Kev, hmm. that sounds like an interesting idea =)
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Nice picks. An idea when posting panos is to link to a larger version, so we can see details, which is always a pleasure. Good job.
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