This was my third outing trying to get night shots. Light pp done to crop and sharpen. Any comments or suggestions are welcome!
This was just for fun:
This was just for fun:
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Thanks for taking the time to look and your comments. After I got home and pulled the building up on the computer, I tried to get the shot symmetrical, but realized that I was not careful enough in setting up my shot to be in line with everything. It's all a learning experience and I will definitely be more careful next time.All nice Sharon.
The strength in the first is that its almost perfect in terms of being plum and square. Thats important in such a shot when architectural elements, lines comprise the composition. The reason I mention 'almost' is that the two small lights top left and right are just a smidge off balance with one another. If you had been just a few feet more to the right perhaps...
The other two are very fine actually. Good composition and lighting in #2, great whimsy in #3.
I appreciate yours and any other comments submitted on my shots. They help me become a better photographer by perhaps seeing things I would not have.Sharon, please understand that I like to critique fine attempts more seriously than what I consider to be snapshots. I saw in this shot great color, vibrancy and visual impact that could have been made better with a slight adjustment. Take anything I ever say here with a grain of salt. I appreciate fine imagery and this certainly falls into that category. All three images are far and away better than average.
I hope it's not illegal either!NOW I can see them! Nice stuff Sharon! Be careful in that second one, the lights look sharp. I sure hope it's not illegal to photograph government buildings - if it is, perhaps we should insist they all work in quonset huts to save the architecture costs... (I have a good friend who works in that same building.) And #3 is a picture everyone should take at least once. More often if you like doing that! :BigGrin:
Here are the settings I used for #2:would you mind sharing the settings for the starbust?
Thanks for looking and commenting, John. There were some shots that I felt the "star quality" of the lights took away from the image; but in this case I felt it added to the mood of the shot. Having done very little night photography, does a high aperture always give the star affect in lights?The problem with shooting lights is they give off that star quality when shot at higher apertures. I think your top image is perfectly exposed for what it is. All the necessary colors are there. And the bottom photo, well it's just fun to see what kind of creativity you can some up with.