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Salford Quays 11pm

By 55jase
Wanted to try a few shots at night. I think this is the best a little more practise needed.
17-85mm @17mm f22 30s
cheers Jase

Tags: Architecture Landscape and travel

Voters: morpheus1955, mdiniz, ensign and 8 more


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sawsengee Plus
10 5 11 Malaysia
14 Aug 2011 5:02PM
beautiful night shot....lovely light contrast, colours & water reflection (a point to note, the building on the right looks a bit too bright thereby burning much detail....just a friendly opinion)Smile

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55jase Plus
11 188 2 United Kingdom
14 Aug 2011 5:58PM
sawsengee thanks for your advise and kind comments.What advise would you give to improve this.
Thanks jase
edrhodes 11 546 12 United Kingdom
14 Aug 2011 8:17PM
Composition works well. Following on from the previous comment you could either put a grad over the bright part of the image or take a series of different exposures and blend them together. A much better image would have been to to shoot while there was some light left in the sky, this can vary, but a guide would be to shoot about thirty mins after sunset.

Ed.
sawsengee Plus
10 5 11 Malaysia
15 Aug 2011 10:53AM
Hi jase,
two possible ways:
1. before capturing, you can bracket the exposure & give more weightage to the light areas, so it will look less bright & the darker areas, you can always use editing to bring out the shadow details to balance the overall exposure;
2. after capturing (without proper bracket exposure as in this case), you can still recover some details of the bright areas in your post processing by selecting the burnt out area (with feathered edge) and reducing the mid-tone value so the bright areas will look darker with more pronounced detail & shadows (without affecting the other part of the picture).
It is always easier to recover details in the underexposed areas than the burnt out areas of the picture
Hope my friendly observations are helpful, best regards.......SmileSmile
55jase Plus
11 188 2 United Kingdom
15 Aug 2011 5:28PM
A big thanks for your advice. This was my first time doing this and i have a lot to learn. I have looked through both of your portfolios and you have some awesome shots.
Cheers Jase
Richsr Plus
9 91 223 England
19 Aug 2011 1:26PM
Got some good feedback about Jase, go out a try some more captures.
lts a good location for this sort of image

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