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First Attempt at Night Photo's (Louisville Ky. Skyline)

 
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Jun 12, 2010 19:02 |  #1

This was my first attempt at night photography. Please critique, I want to learn!

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Jun 12, 2010 19:57 |  #2

The sky seems a bit noisy.
If you have photoshop, you can Gaussian or lens blur a duplicated layer and do some masking to only smooth the sky, and keep detail in the buildings.

Other than that, very nice. Quite beautiful.


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Jun 12, 2010 21:37 |  #3

Excellent capture.


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Jun 13, 2010 02:56 |  #4

the trees in the foreground dont help the image IMO


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Jun 13, 2010 10:37 |  #5

AWD FTW! wrote in post #10352135 (external link)
the trees in the foreground dont help the image IMO

I agree about the trees, I should have cropped them out.




  
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Jun 13, 2010 10:57 |  #6

Viva-photography wrote in post #10350860 (external link)
The sky seems a bit noisy.
If you have photoshop, you can Gaussian or lens blur a duplicated layer and do some masking to only smooth the sky, and keep detail in the buildings.

Other than that, very nice. Quite beautiful.

Is this better?


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Jun 13, 2010 12:03 |  #7

Yes. I believe that will look much better if you print it out. :)


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Jun 13, 2010 12:42 |  #8

and the buildings are leaning ever so slightly to the right


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Jun 13, 2010 17:54 |  #9

Leave most of the tree line, but crop out the large window on the left side.
Nice color bands in the water.


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Jun 13, 2010 18:14 |  #10

dino211 wrote in post #10355503 (external link)
Leave most of the tree line, but crop out the large window on the left side.
Nice color bands in the water.

Is this better?


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Jun 13, 2010 19:22 |  #11

Keep the un-tilted version. Yes the buildings lean SLIGHTLY right.
But when you straighten out the horizon, you lose too much of the image.


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Jun 13, 2010 19:26 |  #12

Nice shot, I havent been there to shoot in a while... I think I will wait until the new Yum! center is finished...Have you tried getting a city shot from over by the steak house in front of Hooters?


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Jun 13, 2010 20:20 |  #13

bdpaco wrote in post #10355918 (external link)
Nice shot, I havent been there to shoot in a while... I think I will wait until the new Yum! center is finished...Have you tried getting a city shot from over by the steak house in front of Hooters?

I did this time last year, but they weren't very good. I'll have to try again.




  
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Jun 13, 2010 22:09 |  #14

I plan on going down sometime next month for a day on the river...we usually start in Louisville at slugger museum and walk the river down to the crab shack and back, then go to the Indiana side and shoot til dark starting at the Kennedy bridge and end up at the falls...


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Jun 14, 2010 16:53 |  #15

I like it. I also think the trees in the foreground are just fine. They wouldn't work for every night skyline shot,m but in this one they do.


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