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Mar 06, 2008 11:41 |  #1

I took this last December right after the illumination of the xmas lights. I was situated on the floodwall on the Southside of the river. I was using my Rebel XT and the stock 18-55 lens. I really did not do a lot of pp as I am not well versed in PS (yet). Any CC would be appreciated as I want to learn what’s good and what’s not...What PS techniques I should be doing etc.

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Mar 06, 2008 14:01 |  #2

Well done, a very atmospheric scene.
Looks like it might benefit from a very slight tilting to the left, looking at the verticals on the buildings- there's a couple of faint streaks on the left I'd clone out too. I hasten to add I'm a beginner, so don't take what I say too seriously!
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Mar 06, 2008 14:18 |  #3

Youre right a little vignetting on the left..I didnt notice that, thanks


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Mar 06, 2008 16:17 |  #4

Very nice attempt. To me (it may be my eyes - although I'm 25 y/o) looks like it's leaning a bit to the left. You can easily correct that in Photoshop using the ruler tool. Exposure looks pretty good though.


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Mar 06, 2008 16:20 |  #5

The buildings are slanting to the right to me as well.

I like the shot overall, the reflection on the river is great. For some reason the image doesn't really grab me though. It seems flat. I know that HPS lamps tend to give an orange glow to everything but perhaps that is what's bugging me about the photo? Everything is orange or black. Which is a funny complaint because I would suggest cropping OUT the left white light. :D


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Mar 06, 2008 19:38 |  #6

I could see cropping out the white light on the left..it kind of detracts from the rest of the photo huh?


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Mar 06, 2008 19:40 |  #7

[QUOTE=nburwell;506210​7]You can easily correct that in Photoshop using the ruler tool.
I will have to look into that tool Thanks:)


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Mar 06, 2008 20:34 as a reply to  @ digirebelva's post |  #8

It's a keeper, set the photo aside, learn Photoshop, and then come back to it at a later date when you have a vision and the skills to take it there. As others have mentioned straightening the image and adjusting the color balance will do wonders for it.


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