Approve the Cookies
This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and our Privacy Policy.
OK
Index  •   • New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Guest
New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Register to forums    Log in

 
FORUMS Photography Talk by Genre Critique Corner 
Thread started 02 May 2011 (Monday) 20:30
Search threadPrev/next
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

Night Shot - Opinions Please!

 
mfiery
Member
118 posts
Joined Mar 2010
Location: Baltimore, MD
     
May 02, 2011 20:30 |  #1

I am hoping to make a nice print of this picture, but I would like to make sure it is as good as possible and would love to hear someone else's opinion.

Because of the small web-size, it is difficult to see the details in the brick so I also attached a cropped version (~50%) which shows it better (and may give a better indication of any sharpening that is needed).

Tell me what you think and any ways to improve the shot, feel free to edit the image if it is easier than trying to explain in writing.

Thanks for your help!


HOSTED PHOTO
please log in to view hosted photos in full size.



HOSTED PHOTO
please log in to view hosted photos in full size.


My Photographs (external link)
T2i, Canon 10-22mm, Canon 18-135mm IS, Canon 50mm, Canon 100mm Macro, Tamron 70-300mm, Sigma 150-500mm

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
dino211
Member
Avatar
174 posts
Likes: 33
Joined Feb 2010
Location: Chilliwack, BC, Canada
     
May 02, 2011 22:56 |  #2

You need to be standing dead center in front of the building to preserve the symetry of the roof lines.
Dead center would be where the two hand rails line up with the center of the double doors.
Try a reshoot with a lower exposure to prevent loss of detail on the steeple.
Wait for a night when the grass has had time to lose the fresh lawn mower tracks.


Dean
...............
Canon 7Dii, 5Dii, 100-400L, 70-200L f4is, 100 macro, 300L f4is, 24-105L f4i

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Merran
Member
Avatar
54 posts
Joined Sep 2008
Location: Lincolnshire, UK
     
May 03, 2011 02:07 |  #3

Too much dead space for me. I'd try cropping the top and the right so that the church is on thirds.




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
pelooyen
Goldmember
Avatar
2,940 posts
Likes: 84
Joined Mar 2010
Location: Sydney
     
May 03, 2011 02:19 |  #4

+1 for above, both in terms of exposure and cropping.
I suggest you take the photo just after the sun has set. The hue left in the sky makes it far more interesting than a pure black sky


cheers, Paul
---------------
Flickr (external link) | My Website (external link) | Like me on Facebook (external link)
6D | 5Dc | 17-40mm L | 28-135mm IS USM | 70-200L f4 | 100mm f2.8 macro USM | MPE65 | MT-24EX | 580EX | Kenko extension tubes | 1.4x TC
| couple of umbrellas and softbox and other lighting stuff

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
PhotosGuy
Moderator
Avatar
75,845 posts
Gallery: 8 photos
Likes: 2505
Joined Feb 2004
Location: Middle of Michigan
     
May 03, 2011 09:20 |  #5

pelooyen wrote in post #12337903 (external link)
I suggest you take the photo just after the sun has set. The hue left in the sky makes it far more interesting than a pure black sky

I agree. Some of the best "night shots" I've seen were taken before it's totally dark while there's still some light left in the sky. You don't need much, but you need some.
Look at the difference between the first & 2nd shots here: Ships at Dusk


FrankC - 20D, RAW, Manual everything...
Classic Carz, Racing, Air Show, Flowers.
Find the light... A few Car Lighting Tips, and MOVE YOUR FEET!
Have you thought about making your own book? // Need an exposure crutch?
New Image Size Limits: Image must not exceed 1600 pixels on any side.

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

831 views & 0 likes for this thread
Night Shot - Opinions Please!
FORUMS Photography Talk by Genre Critique Corner 
AAA
x 1600
y 1600

Jump to forum...   •  Rules   •  Index   •  New posts   •  RTAT   •  'Best of'   •  Gallery   •  Gear   •  Reviews   •  Member list   •  Polls   •  Image rules   •  Search   •  Password reset

Not a member yet?
Register to forums
Registered members may log in to forums and access all the features: full search, image upload, follow forums, own gear list and ratings, likes, more forums, private messaging, thread follow, notifications, own gallery, all settings, view hosted photos, own reviews, see more and do more... and all is free. Don't be a stranger - register now and start posting!


COOKIES DISCLAIMER: This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and to our privacy policy.
Privacy policy and cookie usage info.


POWERED BY AMASS forum software 2.1forum software
version 2.1 /
code and design
by Pekka Saarinen ©
for photography-on-the.net

Latest registered member is bushpilot
865 guests, 307 members online
Simultaneous users record so far is 15144, that happened on Nov 22, 2018

Photography-on-the.net Digital Photography Forums is the website for photographers and all who love great photos, camera and post processing techniques, gear talk, discussion and sharing. Professionals, hobbyists, newbies and those who don't even own a camera -- all are welcome regardless of skill, favourite brand, gear, gender or age. Registering and usage is free.