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I have been reading up about long exposures and wanted to try it out. I had no tripod, and it was quite windy, so I placed the camera on a post and hoped for the best. I shot in RAW and changed the white balance to tungsten to make the image more blue, which I think contrasts well with the lights of the buildings, as the original white balance setting was too orange.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 450D
Lens:17-50mm
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:12 Sep 2011 - 7:43 PM
Focal Length:23mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.7
Aperture:f/11.0
Shutter Speed:150sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Canary Wharf at Night
Username:ken_williams ken_williams
Uploaded:16 Mar 2012 - 1:02 PM
Tags:General, Landscape / travel
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mhfore
mhfore  7 England176 Constructive Critique Points
16 Mar 2012 - 1:44 PM

Hi Ken,

Good shot, well done. At a 150 sec exp that's errr...add the one take away 5.....phew was it really that long Wink

You have caught some good colours and I love the plane trail circling above the buildings. The only bit I'm a touch unsure about it the fence? in the bottom foreground, but thats just me. I have reduced the tones a bit by making a copy and turning it to B&W then overlaying onto the colour copy and reducing the opacity. Ken there is only a slight difference but see what you think.

Take care

Martin

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banehawi Critique Team 10777 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2779 Constructive Critique Points
16 Mar 2012 - 1:54 PM

Looks like the exposure was a little too long. You likely need to try a few different exposures, using your LCD histogram view as a guide. In general, you dont want to blow the bright lights.

It can also benefit with some sharpening. I agree with Martin re the wall and have cropped to remove it in the mod. Its essentially similar to Martins, I have reduced highlights, multiplied layers at 30%, and sharpened.




regards



Willie

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BIGRY1 e2 Member 2BIGRY1 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
16 Mar 2012 - 2:59 PM

I don't like the fence in the fore ground but as a first attempt at long exposure I think this is an excellent pic. I would be very happy to have this in my portfolio!Grin

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ken_williams
ken_williams e2 Member 3ken_williams vcard United Kingdom
16 Mar 2012 - 4:45 PM

Thanks guys for your consructive comments it's really good to get feedback!!! I'm on a steep learning curve here trying to get to grips with camera settings, composition etc and add to that the complexities of post production editing. Having looked at the modifications I agree the fence in the foreground detracts from the shot and the image is overexposed. I've taken your comments on board and will try to incorporate them in future pics.

Regards

Ken

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