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 Post subject: NYC @ night
PostPosted: Wed May 05, 2010 5:03 am 
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Your general CC will be much appreciated, specially regarding composition. Thanks in advance!
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Canon EOS 50D
f5.6 @ 6 sec.
ISO 100
EF 17-40mm @ 40mm

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Canon EOS 50D
f5.6 @ 2 sec.
ISO 200
EF 17-40mm @ 40mm


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PostPosted: Wed May 05, 2010 5:09 am 
Link to the direct URL of the picture rather than the flickr link, then your pictures will show up.


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PostPosted: Wed May 05, 2010 5:19 am 
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hmm.. i wonder if this is correct.. I guess it is hyper-linked to the images..

thanks


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PostPosted: Wed May 05, 2010 5:29 am 
Go to view your image in flickr in the largest size.. then right click the image and choose "copy Image URL"..

and that is what you want to use in between the

[ img ] [/img ] tags here.


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PostPosted: Wed May 05, 2010 5:30 am 
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thanks Liquid_Turbo.. finally got it.


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PostPosted: Wed May 05, 2010 5:40 am 
Nice photos.. the first one is pretty nice.

The second pic you might want to simplify the composition a bit. Ask yourself.. do the dimly lit trees add anything to the picture? There's a lot going on and the picture is pretty busy.

The color balance is a little interesting.. a little too orange for my taste.


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Thanks for your comments Liquid-Turbo.

I just saw these pictures on a different monitor and can't believe how different these look (they looked so much brighter on my home computer monitor). I wonder which display is showing the correct photos... any ideas or settings I should set my monitors to?


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PostPosted: Wed May 05, 2010 12:59 pm 
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If you shot in RAW, try changing the White Balance to Tungsten or Incandescent when you're processing the photos...


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PostPosted: Mon May 31, 2010 6:25 am 
I actually prefer the second one - the green in the trees adds a little to the colour variation, which seems a little monotonous to my eye in the first picture. I also like the leading line of the path that leads down into the water. Just my thoughts, I'm just a beginner so take my opinion as you will :)

I also agree with phil - take a look at adjusting the WB on your computer, to me everything looks a little bit too orange.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 08, 2010 2:54 pm 
I like both of them. Very nice


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 09, 2010 6:17 am 
Both nice night shots, Particularly the first, nice framing of the Chrysler Building and the Empire State.

Man i love New York, i got to spend 4 days there last year and i fell in love with the place!


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thanks for your replies.. I will keep them in mind for the next shot. New York New York.. no place like it~


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Both nice shots in general - I like the leading lines of the pier and lights in the first, and the sidewalk/lampposts in the second, and I do like the trees in the second shot. I do feel the white balance is a wee bit too orange - might be nice adjusted a little cooler...no problem on brightness though for my monitor - they look like night, but not overly dark. I might try to avoid cropping down the middle of a building whenever possible - the right side in both shots slices a building - I'd probably try to keep enough space in the framing of the shot to crop in between buildings, or if you do have to cut into them, maybe sacrifice equal amounts of two buildings on either side of the frame.

NY is certainly a great place for night shots.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 25, 2010 10:06 am 
really nice shots


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Both are great shots!

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