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Detroit Skyline

By mswiech
Hey Everyone,

Looking for C&C on this PIC. Trying my hand at some night Photography. This is really the only pic that turned out tonight.

f5.6

20sec EX

On a tripod

Thanks and awaiting some comments on the good, the bad, and the ugly Grin

Tags: General Architecture Landscape and travel

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mswiech 5 3 1 Canada
22 Feb 2011 4:44PM
Thanks for the comment and mod. Can I ask you how you straightened the building?
gajewski Plus
12 10 9 United States
22 Feb 2011 4:59PM
Nice night skyline.
-=\Walter
SUE118 Plus
8 8 1 United Kingdom
22 Feb 2011 5:58PM
A very interesting image with lots to look at, well done.
Sean_Dillon 7 2 2 England
22 Feb 2011 7:05PM
A super night time shot, loads of interest.
john
Jestertheclown 7 7.3k 249 England
22 Feb 2011 10:48PM

Quote:Can I ask you how you straightened the building?

Hi again Mike,
I don't know what you have in the way of editing software but I'm pretty sure that the method will be the same regardless.
I use CS5 and it goes like this!
Open your image and make a duplicate layer. Select that layer and click on "Edit", then "transform" from the drop down menu, then "distort" from the next menu.
That will leave your image with a line around it on which there are "nodes", little dots or squares at the corners and points in between. Place your cursor on the ones in the top corners and move them outwards very slightly. As you do so, your image will "stretch" and the buildings will be pulled into place.
Move them very carefully though, you won't want to overdo it.
Flatten the image and crop as the stretching will have left it misshapen and "save as".
As instructions go, that's about as basic as it gets!
I'd suggest you hunt around for a tutorial which will explain in more detail, probably with examples. Actually, there's bound to be one on offer somewhere on here.

Hope this helps.

Cheers,

Bren.
gajewski Plus
12 10 9 United States
22 Feb 2011 11:03PM
Bren,
Thank you so much for answering mswiech's question. This is the beauty of ePhotozine. I'm going to apply this technique to some of my own photos.
By the way -- there seems to be several YouTube videos that cover this topic -- using various software applications.
I went out to YouTube, did a search and discovered several, including this one:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OpAiIVWA5t4
-=\Walter
Jestertheclown 7 7.3k 249 England
22 Feb 2011 11:22PM
Hi Walter,

Glad to be able to help.

This is indeed the beauty of Epz. and possibly the critique gallery in particular.
None of us were born knowing how to do these things, we've all had to learn and I'm still learning.
You can ask anything in here and you'll get a sensible answer.
However daft you might think your question is, ask it anyway. The chances are that one of us has already had to ask it at some point!

Cheers,

Bren.
mswiech 5 3 1 Canada
22 Feb 2011 11:32PM

Quote:Can I ask you how you straightened the building?
Hi again Mike,
I don't know what you have in the way of editing software but I'm pretty sure that the method will be the same regardless.
I use CS5 and it goes like this!
Open your image and make a duplicate layer. Select that layer and click on "Edit", then "transform" from the drop down menu, then "distort" from the next menu.
That will leave your image with a line around it on which there are "nodes", little dots or squares at the corners and points in between. Place your cursor on the ones in the top corners and move them outwards very slightly. As you do so, your image will "stretch" and the buildings will be pulled into place.
Move them very carefully though, you won't want to overdo it.
Flatten the image and crop as the stretching will have left it misshapen and "save as".
As instructions go, that's about as basic as it gets!
I'd suggest you hunt around for a tutorial which will explain in more detail, probably with examples. Actually, there's bound to be one on offer somewhere on here.

Hope this helps.

Cheers,

Bren.



Thanks for the suggestion Bren. I will have to play around a bit to figure it out. As for editing software I have PS CS5, and LR3.

Cheers,

Mike
Jestertheclown 7 7.3k 249 England
22 Feb 2011 11:55PM

Quote:As for editing software I have PS CS5, and LR3.

Exactly the same here Mike. (LR3.2, there's an update available.)

You should have no trouble at all.

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