What needs fixing? (10mm wide cityscape)

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I need to go back and reshoot this one since I was in a rush and made mistakes like not having the camera level and I don't like the tone of the sky.

But if there are any other mistakes or flaws you all see, please tell me so I can correct them before I reshoot.

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well if you are going to do a redo...how about not cutting off the top of that building and if you pick a cloudy day, clouds would add more to the empty sky
 
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Hey John,
If you're going back for a redo, why not throw in some exposure bracketing. That will give you more latitude in working with the dynamic range of this scene.
I've never tried that. Is it in the D80 manual or is there a site that explains this?

well if you are going to do a redo...how about not cutting off the top of that building and if you pick a cloudy day, clouds would add more to the empty sky
Yeah, that was another thing I didn't like.

Hopefully I can take a step back to get the cut-off part without getting the bridge railing being in the picture. It will be cool if I can pull it off too because I could get the neon "Eat at Joe's" sign on the side of the building. :biggrin:
 
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It would be cool if you could time it to catch a few cars driving down the road as well. The streaks from their taillights would really make this picture pop IMO.
 
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I've never tried that. Is it in the D80 manual or is there a site that explains this?
Re:exposure bracketing
Check your manual. Parts of this scene are overexposed (parts of the sky) and some of the deeply shadowed buildings are underexposed. With exposure bracketing, you take 2, or more, consecutive shots at different exposure levels (see manual for setting up). Then, the images can be blended in post processing. [Some folks like using Photomatix, but the blending can be accomplished with any decent editor.] [Your scene contains both static elements and moving objects -- you might try for just 2 shots, one for the sky and the other for eveything else. Be sure to lock in your tripod position to avoid moving the camera during the process.]
 
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Re:exposure bracketing
Check your manual. Parts of this scene are overexposed (parts of the sky) and some of the deeply shadowed buildings are underexposed. With exposure bracketing, you take 2, or more, consecutive shots at different exposure levels (see manual for setting up). Then, the images can be blended in post processing. [Some folks like using Photomatix, but the blending can be accomplished with any decent editor.] [Your scene contains both static elements and moving objects -- you might try for just 2 shots, one for the sky and the other for eveything else. Be sure to lock in your tripod position to avoid moving the camera during the process.]
Oh yeah! Like an HDR! :D I will return Monday afternoon to reshoot and give this a try. :smile:

FWIW, I think the in-camera software can layer those bracket shots together (I'll read up and see)? :confused:
 
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I need to go back and reshoot this one since I was in a rush and made mistakes like not having the camera level and I don't like the tone of the sky.

But if there are any other mistakes or flaws you all see, please tell me so I can correct them before I reshoot.

Don't be afraid to give harsh honest CC. :smile:

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Hi John,
Just the tip of the bldg (cut)...the rest is PERFECT! Great shot, compo, and framing:wink:
sal
 
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