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Town Hall Trails

By Philo  
Another attempt at light trails, this time with Leeds Town Hall as a backdrop. Tripod almost at ground level to get the composition which has made the trails quite high in the frame.
All comments appreciated.

Tags: Architecture Leeds Low light Light trails Town hall

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Jestertheclown 9 7.7k 252 England
19 Oct 2012 6:33PM
Best one yet!

I might crop the bottom a bit to place one/either/both of the yellow lines in the corner, otherwise, I'd leave it alone.


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19 Oct 2012 6:57PM
I too have the same opinion like Bren
Philo 8 99 83 England
19 Oct 2012 7:01PM
Thanks guys, I did consider the crop but I am not keen on the aspect ratio I am left with. Maybe if I had composed it that way in camera?
LynneJoyce Plus
10 20 99 United Kingdom
19 Oct 2012 7:16PM
This might almost make me want to do a long exposure shot. Excellent work.
Philo 8 99 83 England
19 Oct 2012 8:06PM
Ahh thanks, Lynne, your mod gets round my aspect problemGrin
Now go have a go at it!
paulbroad 10 123 1249 United Kingdom
19 Oct 2012 8:18PM
Technically good again but not keen on all the foreground. This viewpoint with same angle of view but kandscape I think.

pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2022 United Kingdom
19 Oct 2012 8:56PM
I've been interested in your light trails pictures, Phil, but haven't commented because I have no knowledge about it at all. So, I'd just like to say that this is definitely my favourite. You've combined your talent for composition with your new talent for light trails, and it works so well, especially with the town hall in the background and the deep blue sky. The starry lights add a touch of magic.
Philo 8 99 83 England
19 Oct 2012 10:18PM
Paul, I knew the foreground wouldn't appeal to everyone. Will try landscape but may be difficult due to the railings just out of the frame.

Pamela, I'm pleased you finally decided to comment. I think this has far more elements that come together well. Shooting just after the sun goes down gives that lovely blue sky so I must try to remember that. I hope I get back to try more!


Sooty_1 8 1.5k 221 United Kingdom
20 Oct 2012 12:30AM
It's pretty good for this genre of shot. I would suggest cloning out the starburst top right...put your finger over it and the image looks cleaner. Also the half starburst on the left side edge. As for the rest, the exposure is good with light still in the sky and the composition works well, for me.

Philo 8 99 83 England
20 Oct 2012 6:24AM
Thanks, Nick, I will give your cloning suggestions a try.
Focus_Man 8 481 631 United Kingdom
20 Oct 2012 10:10AM
Nothing more to be said Phil, an excellent picture and Lynne's mod looks very good.

Philo 8 99 83 England
20 Oct 2012 10:15AM
Thanks, Frank, I'm pleased you like it.

Nick, I tried your idea and it works quite well.

Richsr 11 91 223 England
23 Oct 2012 3:45PM
Like your low pov and the good light trials too Phil
Regards Richard
ade_mcfade 14 15.2k 216 England
30 Oct 2012 6:27PM
be brave - get out into the road a little more and use the yellow lines -too much pavement here really. Also, use a grad in Lightroom to add contrast to the foreground and darken it down a bit

the main interest is the town hall and the lights, so get them to stand out more Wink
Philo 8 99 83 England
30 Oct 2012 7:25PM
Get into the road!!! I was sh*****g myself just being close to the kerbTongue
I am pretty sure I used a grad on the foreground but I guess I can go darker.

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