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took this from my hotel room balcony...i was trying to get the palm trees behind the house as a silhoute image...dont know if i succeeded very well....

ISO Speed: 200
Aperture: f/6.3
Focal Length: 53 mm

Any feedback would be much appreciated...

Camera:Canon EOS 1000D
Lens:Canon EFS 18-55mm
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Night Shot of Palm Trees
Username:devlin devlin
Uploaded:22 Jun 2010 - 10:11 PM
Tags:Landscape / travel, Night / low light, Night shots, Palm trees
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CathR
CathR  7139 forum posts United Kingdom563 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jun 2010 - 10:27 AMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

I think the palm trees have come out well here Prabh. They always form an interesting silhouette against the night sky. The sky looks good as well with those dark greys and blues with the pinks to add some colour.

The main area of interest for me in this photo is the palm trees and the house in front which looks nice and spooky with the green light and the foliage in front. I have uploaded a mod where I have cropped off the rest of the picture to the left. Inevitably your eye gets drawn to the parts where there is most light and the building over to the left does not hold much interest. I realise that you were at max focal length so there was not much you could do to isolate the house and palm trees when you were taking the pic.

In my mod I have cloned out the wires and removed the palm tree frons at the right. I have also removed the white building in the palm trees which again draws attention to itself. Also the whole image looks slightly wonky - everything looks as if it is falling over to the right. For not very much money you can get a small spirit level to fit onto the hotshoe of your 1000D which will tell you if your horizon is straight.

Yo have the right basic idea here Prabh - just a few tweaks here and there will improve the image a lot.

Best wishes

Catherine

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devlin
devlin  4651 forum posts India39 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jun 2010 - 1:15 PM

Thanks Catherine, appreciate the feedback and the Mod and you are right it looks much better Smile

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NEWMANP
NEWMANP e2 Member 61587 forum postsNEWMANP vcard United Kingdom574 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jun 2010 - 2:03 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

hello,
the ideas good but if anything its the exposure balance thats let you down.

if you take a sunrise say it often helps to have a grad on top of the image to hold back the sky. here its the reverse you could do with one over the bottom to stop the highlights in the building lights burning out and yet allowing more light to the sky. even so im sure a curve in photoshop would work a long way to attain the best from this shot.

you can still bring out this sky by releasing the colour and enhancing the silouette effect.

if you make a duplicate layer and adjust the exposure to get the sky brighter, you can then overlay a graduated layer mask over the top to hold back the bottom of the image.

id have done a mod but i have no ps on this pc.

also i think cloning away the powerlines would be a good thing.

best regards,
Phil

Last Modified By NEWMANP at 23 Jun 2010 - 2:04 PM

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pamelajean Critique Team 8831 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1638 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jun 2010 - 7:10 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Hello, Prabh. I like the way you have the pink of the sunset behind the palms that you chose to silhouette. I think your silhouette could have been more stunning if you just focused on the palms and sky, but you would still have had those overhead wires to contend with. Your image is quite dark, and the lights in the houses tend to draw the attention away from your palms and sunset. I have done a modification where I rotated the image anti-clockwise, cropped, brightened, deepened shadows, reduced highlights, cloned out the wires and out-of-ficus palms top right. I think you should now be able to see that a further crop to the palms would make a nice image, but I won't crop that close in a small image like this as the quality will deteriorate. You might like to try it on your original, though.
Pamela.

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devlin
devlin  4651 forum posts India39 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jun 2010 - 7:49 PM

Thanks Pamela, Phil you guys have given me some more ideas to try the next time i attempt something like this...Smile thanks again

Cheers

Prabh

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