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Halo There

By Clayey
Another picture taken as we sail along the river at night in Shanghai. In the background, the one with the blue outline is the tallest building in the world which we did to go up. Hope you like the reflections, it was hard to capture due to the vibration on the boat & light. Taken at ISO 6400 f5.6, 1/8th sec @ 65mm on a monopod. Hope you like it.

Tags: Photo journalism Landscape and travel

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maryg 10 66 18 Scotland
24 Jun 2009 9:00PM
Really like the reflections and the ripples in the water.You have also caught the detail and colour in the buildings so well. Love the almost , but not quite black sky. Will look back later to see what the team have to say. I wouldn't change much , perhaps a small slice of the right hand edge to get rid of the half- building if you see what I mean.
Regards Mary

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maryg 10 66 18 Scotland
25 Jun 2009 10:24PM
Hi found some time to do a mod. I cropped two buildings on the right because I wondered if the blue neon on the 2nd building was a bit distracting and it also made that wonderful blue light appear to be more right of the centre.Also I had a go at cloning out the building with all the white light to the left allowing the beautiful building beside it to become more prominent, my cloning here leaves a lot to be desired but it's enough to give an idea of what I tried to do.I have another mod where I cropped the white building out , will try to see if I can do another upload , probably not. Finally I added a border to hold the whole image in.
pamelajean Plus
13 1.2k 2085 United Kingdom
26 Jun 2009 12:50PM
Hello, Peter. A very attractive night shot, with good colours and exposure, strong reflections and water movement. It's good to have a bit of colour in the sky. Under the circumstances, you did very well, but the image is a bit soft, and I wonder if the original is sharper, and that you didn't sharpen after resizing for the site? Your ISO is high and has caused some grain/noise, which is most noticeable in the sky. I think you could have got away with a lower ISO because the lights look strong enough to illuminate the scene. I am wondering if portrait format would have been better, perhaps allowing you to capture some more of the foreground water and reflections,. You have half-buildings either side and half a boat on the left, which is a shame. Your waterline is almost central, and although I am thinking about the rule of thirds, it doesn't look too bad in this scene. I think, however, that if you'd used portrait format and had two thirds colourful water and one third buildings and sky, the balance might have looked better, though this is very subjective. In my modification, I used the perspective tool to straighten your buildings and cropped the right side a bit. I didn't want to crop the part building on the left because I'd have lost even more of the boat there. I ran noise removal over the image, darkened it a little, deepened the shadows and increased the highlights, then did a levels adjustment and sharpened. My second mod shows extra sky added, indicating the thirds rule, but with more sky than water.
banehawi Plus
15 2.1k 4021 Canada
26 Jun 2009 3:03PM
A very nice shot

shona 13 Scotland
11 Aug 2009 5:41AM
great colour and exposure, a very nice shot, shona Smile

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