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By Bernabedellamattia

Tags: Blue White Architecture Middle east

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paulbroad 14 131 1293 United Kingdom
30 Oct 2017 7:46PM
This is an effective shot with perfect exposure but I cannot understand your settings? Why ISO800 in that light, and thus why such a high shutter sped. Just not necessary. ISO 200 quite enough giving best possible quality.

I would like both the gilded spires in bottom corners fully in the shot.

banehawi Plus
17 2.5k 4263 Canada
30 Oct 2017 8:00PM
Nice architecture certainly. Its a pity you didnt stand exactly in the centre, - important for this type of shot. A couple of steps to the right would be best.


banehawi Plus
17 2.5k 4263 Canada
30 Oct 2017 8:11PM
Loaded a mod, Slight reduction in exposure, recovered highlights, reduced noise in the sky, sharpened where needed.
mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.9k 2457 United Kingdom
30 Oct 2017 8:46PM
The slight imperfections in symmetry jump out, particularly when you look at the sides of the frame. I've added a tighter crop as a modification, because the centre of the frame is more perfectly symmetrical. Also a bit of burn tool, to try to get better detail into the stonework.
dudler Plus
18 1.7k 1877 England
30 Oct 2017 9:25PM
The symmetry matters, as does the ISO - though a D3s won't have much of a problem with noise at high ISO, the dynamic range may be reduced, and that matters with sun and shadows.

A 'nearly, but not quite' shot.
mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.9k 2457 United Kingdom
30 Oct 2017 9:34PM
By the way I suspect that the ISO setting was left over from a previous shoot, when you set to F5.6 the shutter speed should have rung alarm bells! It's always important to keep an eye on what the camera is calculating for you!
Thanks! all the comments are very helpful, when i read them I get realise about things in other works that I didn't pay attention!.
paulbroad 14 131 1293 United Kingdom
31 Oct 2017 8:41AM
I always reset camera bodies to a set of standard settings when I put them away. Then I know that if I need them in a hurry they are somewhere close to where I might want them.

pamelajean Plus
15 1.6k 2238 United Kingdom
31 Oct 2017 3:40PM
It may not be something that everybody does, but the first thing I notice in an image like this is the symmetry.
You need time to consider where you are standing, and sometimes we don't have that advantage.
A slight movement to the right would have got things looking better.
Look at those windows either side of the smaller central dome. Once noticed, everything gets scrutinized.

Otherwise, I like your straight-on shot, the beautiful blue sky and the gold areas to lift the whites.
The last thing you needed was such a high ISO, so recovering some of the detail in the whites would improve this a lot.


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