I have lived in the DC area my entire live, but this weekend was my first time in the White House. They don't allow photos IN the White House, but here are a couple of shots from my weekend.
The washed out skies aren't doing you any favors with these. Although it isn't always possible, it's much better to shoot in better light (generally early or late in the day). At a minimum, I would have used a polarizer while shooting these.Hate to bump my own thread, but I am really looking for some input on these pics.
Bob,Awesome, thanks for the suggestion guys. I never even noticed that the buildings seem to lean backwards. I can understand what you mean now when you say that. I know my mistake is that I typically shoot upwards at a building...Is that not what I should be doing?
I'm still new to processing so I don't really know all the tricks yet. I don't know how to just work in a single element of the image...such as JUST the sky. I guess I'll have to learn.
As for the white house shot, how can I make the building not seem to lean backwards? It's slightly elevated from my view so if I would have kept the lens parallel to the groud, than the white house would not be the center of the shot...if that makes any sense. Are you saying I need to possibly step on something to raise my vantage point?