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An Iridium flare streaking through the night sky reflected off my TT in the foreground. These are basically satellite flares reflecting sunlight back down to earth. Further info on these can be found at http://www.heavens-above.com/ as can many other night sky objects.

Camera:Canon EOS 40D
Lens:17-85mm
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Iridium TT
Username:ComfortablyNumb ComfortablyNumb
Uploaded:16 Apr 2010 - 2:14 PM
Tags:Audi, Iridium flare, Landscape / travel, Low light, Night, Night / low light, Stars.
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Carabosse
Carabosse e2 Member 1139544 forum postsCarabosse vcard England269 Constructive Critique Points
17 Apr 2010 - 1:11 AMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Hi Ryan! This was well spotted and captured and the sky features contrasting colours - warm and cool.

However, to be frank, the tiny reflection on the car's bonnet could easily be missed or even thought to be a 'hot pixel' fault if one wasn't told what it was. The shape of the car looming in the foreground does rather distract from the main subject, i.e. the flare.

My inclination would be to forget about the car and concentrate on the flare. I've uploaded a mod for you in which I have done some cropping - and also brightenedthings up a bit, with a levels adjustment.

Hope that helps. Smile

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ComfortablyNumb

Excellent mod :thumbs up: I'll take your comments on board when doing similar images Smile

Last Modified By ComfortablyNumb at 17 Apr 2010 - 3:37 PM

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Tooth
Tooth  95772 forum posts Ireland227 Constructive Critique Points
18 Apr 2010 - 12:01 AMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

I agree with CB, in shots like these foreground interest needs to be more ..well...interesting if it's to do more than just compete with the sky. The sky is king in this and there's enough interest in it to hold a shot on its own, with just a sliver of the FG to give context

Nice work, I keep prommising myself to do a shot of my house like this but never get round to it..this has given me some inspiration..

Stephen

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