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Hi all,
I was in Las Vegas recently, a photographers heaven.

I took this shot of the Bellagio Fountains. Hand Held @ 1/40 f4 1000 ISO

I did a little fiddling around in PS but do'nt ask me what.

I like the result but I would like to know what the pro's make of it.
Any comments appreciated. (good or bad)

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 7D
Lens:EF-S10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:10 Oct 2012 - 12:55 AM
Focal Length:13mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/3.8
Aperture:f/4.0
Shutter Speed:1/40sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:1000
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:As Shot
Title:Bellagio Fountains - Las Vegas
Username:canonfan46 canonfan46
Uploaded:23 Nov 2012 - 10:59 PM
Tags:Bellagio fountains, Landscape / travel
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Sooty_1
Sooty_1 Critique Team 31125 forum posts United Kingdom192 Constructive Critique Points
24 Nov 2012 - 12:32 AMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

They're impressive close up. As some other night shots, this would be better with some detail in the sky...ie shoot at dusk when there is a lovely deep blue, rather than at night when it's black.
I prefer the construction of v1, and the only other thing is the perspective effect from looking up; I'd prefer it straight or more pronounced for effect. You've done well to not overexpose the water and blow the highlights, but you might be able to make more of the hotel with some judicious processing.

By the way, there is a great view from the Eiffel Tower over the road, where you can look down on the hotel and see the patterns in the water better.

Nick

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Hermanus
Hermanus  1 South Africa
24 Nov 2012 - 5:47 AM

Two great photos !! I really do like V2 slightly more GrinGrin Very well captured !!

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pamelajean Critique Team 8686 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1531 Constructive Critique Points
24 Nov 2012 - 1:07 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Both images are interesting, John, and you have tried different angles to good effect. I expect it was difficult to capture the building without the water covering most of it.
I like the slant in V1 and wouldn't want to straighten the verticals because the effect would be lost. But I do think there is a bit too much of the fountains on the right.
V2 is my favourite of the two, perhaps because of the symmetry. But I wasn't sure about the inclusion of the fountains on either side. These nicely frame the building, but I wondered if there might be more impact without them. Sometimes less is more.
So, I've done two modifications. For V1, I cropped, adjusted levels and cloned out the bit of light at the top of the building.
For V2, I cropped again, reduced highlights and adjusted levels.
Pamela.

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canonfan46
24 Nov 2012 - 2:29 PM

Thank you pamelajean, two relly nice mods. Amazing what can be achived by a simple crop.
I love to get critue like this. It shows me what I have missed and what to look out for in my photos.
Much appreciated

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paulbroad
paulbroad  681 forum posts United Kingdom825 Constructive Critique Points
24 Nov 2012 - 2:35 PM

Both pretty good images of the type. Think I prefer v2 slightly over all, although the compositionnice in v1 and rather more originalf.

Paul

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banehawi Critique Team 9708 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2670 Constructive Critique Points
27 Nov 2012 - 6:59 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Ive looked at these images a couple of times. Ive been there also a few times, and those fountains are impressive, and difficult to shoot.

So I came back today, and thought I prefer V2. I like the difference in V1. but V2 has more of the classic look to it.

Its overexposed, - thats the main issue, and down where those powerful floodlights are is lost. Pamelas mod removes some of that effectively with a narrower crop. I though I might suggest a different approach. Ive loaded a load to show what I did.

the crop is square, and has black sky added to the top; the image has been multiplied at 30% to darken overall; Ive applied sharpening; and the tricky bit, - Ive kept some of the side fountain water by curving both sides inwards.


I hope you like it.


Regards


Willie

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