This is the main square in Kos Town. I rested the camera on a waste bin so I could use a long exposure for this shot. When I was busy with the camera and watching the general hubbub of people milling about I didn't notice the canoodling couple in the frame. When I saw the shot I was really pleased as I thought this image had potential.
I'd be grateful for any advice and opinions of whether I've managed to process the image ok - this shot hasn't been any where near Topaz!!
I saved 2 versions of the raw file - 1 at the cameras exposure, and tried to underexpose the 2nd shot to reduce the blown out bright lights. I then merged the two shots in Elements and selected individual areas to correct under/over exposure. The main lamp still looks blown out but that's the best I could do with it.
I also used the perspective tool to straighten the tower, cropped the LHS and also cloned out lens flare from the lights.
Looking at the shot now after I've uploaded it, I feel that the guy looking out of the frame on the LHS might be a distraction, and I'd be grateful for opinions of whether I should clone him out.
I've uploaded the original as a version to show what I've done in the processing for comparison.
Any advice will be gratefully received - Could I do any more to improve this shot?
|Camera:||Nikon D3100 Check out Nikon Nation!|
|Lens:||18.0-55.0 mm f/3.5-5.6 |
|Recording media:||RAW (digital)|
|Date Taken:||17 Sep 2012 - 6:02 PM|
|Lens Max Aperture:||f/3.5|
|Exposure Mode:||Shutter speed priority AE|
|White Balance:||As Shot|
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