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Open says me…..

By shush
Pride of London opens for river traffic. Not often one catches glimpse of this beauty with its gates open.

I am sure this shot could have been better but for my first night scene attempt I am pretty pleased.

Please leave any comments / tips on how this shot could have been improved.

Details - Manual exposure, TV 1.6, AV 10.0, ISO 200 and sharpness 3


Tags: Travel Night Low light Tower bridge Landscape and travel Night and low light

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Kezz 14 1 England
29 Aug 2010 11:06PM
A really good first attempt. Well done.
29 Aug 2010 11:16PM
Amazing night shot. Lighting and color are great.
Regards, Oleg.
29 Aug 2010 11:33PM
looks great to me.
jembo 17 139 United Kingdom
30 Aug 2010 12:00AM
Exposure details?
paulbroad 13 131 1293 United Kingdom
30 Aug 2010 9:18AM
Nice image. No problems from me.

Freila 10 107
30 Aug 2010 9:43AM
Looks great to me too.
mishu78 11 Canada
1 Sep 2010 3:24PM
Great shot!I agree with Frank(focus_man)less sea, more sky.Everything else looks perfect to me.
1 Sep 2010 9:10PM
Can`t really fault this as a first attempt many a tog would love to get one as good.
cassiecat 13 39 46 England
11 Sep 2010 5:08AM
The reason i'd like alittle more sky and less water isnt because of any lack of fg interest, the reflected light looks good. i'd prefer alittle more space at the top of the tower on the left, doesnt need much. lovely exposure, and like the blue tones in the sky. lesley
shush 10 1 7 Canada
11 Sep 2010 3:37PM
Thank you so much to all for taking the time to view and comment on this picture, much appreciated.

This picture was uploaded as it was taken and for that reason cannot add any more sky. However, I will bear this in mind for futures pics.

cassiecat 13 39 46 England
11 Sep 2010 4:13PM
hi sushil
if you want to you can extend your sky. first expand your canvass at the top, then using the rectangle tool select the top part of the sky. then copy and paste it onto a new layer, then use the move tool to move the new sky into position.then merge down. if like me you incorporated the top of the tower in your selection then clone it out. Then i just used the healing brush to run over the join line to smooth it. then cropped off the bottom of the water.hope this helps.lesley
shush 10 1 7 Canada
11 Sep 2010 5:07PM
Hi Lesley,

You have definitely waived the magic wand on this shot. Improvements are immediately visible and you make it sound so easy. I really like what you’ve done…..thank you. This is new to me but I get the concept but need to practice.

What software did you use to do this?

cassiecat 13 39 46 England
11 Sep 2010 5:19PM
Sushil i use CS3 but elements can manage these manouvres.
depends on finances but i think its worth investing in PS and there are alot of tutorials available to help with it, and can make such a difference to the final image.
9 Oct 2010 10:37AM
not alot wrong with this for me,there are plenty of much worse images of tower bridge out there making could try shooting this in hdr as it would bring a little more detail in,but thats being really picky.its a great shot

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