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Old Jan 8, 2006, 9:21 PM   #1
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Hi,

OK so for a business trip I don't seem to be getting enough time to take pictures!!! This one is from my hotel which is about 20 minutes from the Bay Bridge - my first shot from my new 75-300...

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Old Jan 8, 2006, 9:36 PM   #2
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Bay Bridge by night...

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Old Jan 8, 2006, 9:54 PM   #3
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i love the empty space on the first shot.. makes it a winning composition.. i think a little editing with curves and levels will improve your colors and contrast a little.. and i think you could sharpen it a bit more too.. love it though..

the second one is nice as well.. nice diagnal from the bridge.. not as strong of a shot as the first one, but still a very pleasing image..

nice work dom,
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Old Jan 9, 2006, 12:53 AM   #4
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Hey Dustin thanks man. I already pulled the curves slightly - i went a little heavier and it just looked too orange. I kept it at a nice balance between the blue of the day sky to the orange of the impending night sky. Thought it made the void much more interesting. However if you would like to make an edit be my guest buddy..!!

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Old Jan 9, 2006, 2:00 AM   #5
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Dom, you need to capture those colours in the night. I am not seeing them. You know how the night with a lot of lights around can be beautiful, capture that. Yah, I agree about your editing. Sometimes, I have tried to pull the curves, and levels and etc., and it simply has not worked.

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Old Jan 9, 2006, 2:43 AM   #6
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Really nice shots Dom - especially like No 1
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Old Jan 9, 2006, 11:59 AM   #7
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No 1 works really well for me. Really well.
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Old Jan 9, 2006, 12:14 PM   #8
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Thanks to all for the comments. I actually liked the second one - i just thought I caught the details in the bridge rather well for a freehand at 1/80th! So anyway I have tried a curves adjustment - have I rescued this shot at all? To be honest I think I am going to work again with the original to hang on my wall at home...

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Old Jan 9, 2006, 12:24 PM   #9
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Dom, the second edit is more powerful - the increased saturation definitely brings it out of the monitor more.
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