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    Night time NYC

    Hey all,

    Here's a couple shots from last night. unfortunately I ended up getting caught out in a storm, which ended the night early.

    Dark Alley
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    Dark Alley 2
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    I wasn't sure which version works better.

    Downtown and Light bridge
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    Let me know what you guys think.

    -Jason

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    Re: Night time NYC

    Jason, I think it needs a bit of rotation and/or perspective correction, but I do like that first one in particular. For me, it captures the 'feel' of the place. There's much more of a sense of depth than in the second one, and I think that's clearly to do with the landscape as opposed to the portrait orientation. And that, I think, is because we don't have the sky in the first one. Our attention is solely on teh cityscape - the buildings, the street.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Donald View Post
    Jason, I think it needs a bit of rotation and/or perspective correction, but I do like that first one in particular. For me, it captures the 'feel' of the place. There's much more of a sense of depth than in the second one, and I think that's clearly to do with the landscape as opposed to the portrait orientation. And that, I think, is because we don't have the sky in the first one. Our attention is solely on teh cityscape - the buildings, the street.
    I'm glad that you pointed that out. I just noticed now that the building appears to be leaning back slightly. do you think that rotating slightly would be the best way to correct it?

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    Hi Jason,
    number 1 for me. Just a little perspective correction to straighten things a bit, then 'spot on' IMO.
    Well done

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    Quote Originally Posted by JPS View Post
    Hi Jason,
    number 1 for me. Just a little perspective correction to straighten things a bit, then 'spot on' IMO.
    Well done
    Thanks a lot John. As Donald and yourself have requested I fixed the perspective.

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    Thanks again

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    Hi Jason,

    I think it looks great - but just needs a bit more work on the goemetry - a colour boost - a vignette - and a mild sharpen.

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    Re: Night time NYC

    Very nice exposures. What is your lens of choice?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadowman View Post
    Very nice exposures. What is your lens of choice?
    It's a nikkor 18 - 105mm f 3.5 - 5.6G ED VR.

    Its not a bad lens but I definitely want to upgrade soon although I'm not sure which I would need next.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colin Southern View Post
    Hi Jason,

    I think it looks great - but just needs a bit more work on the goemetry - a colour boost - a vignette - and a mild sharpen.

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    Colin,

    That looks great. what did you do to correct the perspective? I just rotated it by 2 degrees and then used auto fill to fill in the empty areas. Is there another way to do this?

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    Re: Night time NYC

    A great capture of a city street at night, looks good! It is odd that all the buildings except the one in the very back look straight. Interesting.

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