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Mare333
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Aug 10, 2017 16:40 |  #1

Hello everyone so I'm back. I took it upon myself to photograph famous landmarks in Greenwich Village, New York City. Greenwich Village is a special and a favorite place for me. Here is my first image - Café Wha. Bob Dylan and Jimi Hendrix used to perform there as well as many other famous musicians. I am really interested in your opinions and critiques for this one. The settings were as follows: Nikon D3300 in manual mode, 18-55mm lens at 18mm focal length, I was standing pretty close, f/6.3 to make sure it's not too bright, ISO 400 and NO flash. I shot in RAW but saved it as JPEG to post on here. Please let me know what you think, thanks:-)

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Aug 11, 2017 00:54 |  #2

It seemed a little flat to me. In Lightroom I boosted clarity by 30 and vibrance by 20 and I think it looked better.


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Aug 12, 2017 08:26 |  #3

A human presence would have made it more interesting. Anyone not familiar with this landmark would not likely be impressed. The question in their minds would be "Why should this be interesting to me?"

This looks like a side door. Any reason you cut off the storefront? Try coming back at a different time of day when the lights are on.


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Aug 12, 2017 18:58 |  #4

Qbx wrote in post #18424641 (external link)
It seemed a little flat to me. In Lightroom I boosted clarity by 30 and vibrance by 20 and I think it looked better.

Thank you, would you mind posting the image with your edits.




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Aug 12, 2017 19:01 |  #5

joedlh wrote in post #18425683 (external link)
A human presence would have made it more interesting. Anyone not familiar with this landmark would not likely be impressed. The question in their minds would be "Why should this be interesting to me?"

This looks like a side door. Any reason you cut off the storefront? Try coming back at a different time of day when the lights are on.

Thank you. You bring a valid point that anyone who is not familiar with this landmark wouldn't be in awe, but that's why I put a little explanation. It's a pretty known place in New York and it's not the side door it's the actual entrance to the café. Anyway thanks again for your time and your opinion.




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Aug 12, 2017 19:30 as a reply to Qbx's post |  #6

Here it is. If you ever go there again, get a shot just as the lights come on if you can; barring that, try an HDR.

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Aug 13, 2017 20:17 |  #7

Qbx wrote in post #18426200 (external link)
Here it is. If you ever go there again, get a shot just as the lights come on if you can; barring that, try an HDR.

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Thank you very much for posting. I can see a different mood portrayed with what you've done to the image. It's brighter and more vibrant. Thanks for bothering to fix it and then posting here :-)




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Aug 14, 2017 11:38 |  #8

Would like to see if processed in HDR...... :love:


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Aug 14, 2017 12:37 |  #9

Power620 wrote in post #18427367 (external link)
Would like to see if processed in HDR...... :love:

OP, do you have a RAW image? If so, you can do a decent HDR.


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Aug 14, 2017 13:36 |  #10

It is really documenting. Next to scan.

Waiting for less flat light and taking it not from straight angle might bring some life in it.
Check Fred Herzog's documentary of Vancouver.


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