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    NYC Skyline

    Snapped this last week on an overcast day from a park in Hoboken.

    D700 (f5.6, 1/60, 250ISO, 50mm)

    I had the white balance set to florescent which gave that blue feel straight out of the camera. I'm very happy with the end result and I think this is one of the best shots I've taken (got my first DSLR a little over a week ago). That being said I'd love any feedback / constructive criticism.

    Thanks!

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    Re: NYC Skyline

    It's original. It's clever. And when you're shooting something like NYC that's been shot a million times before, it is about finding the different angle. So, well done.

    In terms of the composition, I'd suggest that the one (well it's two) thing(s) that need to be tackled is right over on the left-hand edge. We've got one of those installations (are they seating areas?) and, in the distance, one building sticking half-way into the frame. I find those really distracting. Simple to fix - Crop the image and cut then out.

    For being only a week in with your first DSLR, that's good work. It's all about practice, practice and more practice. I would like to have produced that after only having my camera for a week.
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    Re: NYC Skyline

    This is quite dfferent and a very creative way to picture the NYC skyline. I agree with Donald about cropping the image at the left and if it were my shot, I would consider a tiny bit of a crop at the bottom. OTOH, I like your cropping the top off the nearest light post and I do like the overall blue cast because I think it compliments the fog.

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    Re: NYC Skyline

    Thank you for the encouraging feedback!

    Per your advice, I cropped the image on the left. I also took an even amount off the bottom to keep the aspect ratio more even.

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    Thanks again!

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    Re: NYC Skyline

    That has become, in my humble opinion, a very good image.

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    Re: NYC Skyline

    Quote Originally Posted by Donald View Post
    That has become, in my humble opinion, a very good image.
    I'll second that, well done Aaron.

    Dave

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    Re: NYC Skyline

    Quote Originally Posted by amttws View Post
    Thank you for the encouraging feedback!

    Per your advice, I cropped the image on the left. I also took an even amount off the bottom to keep the aspect ratio more even.

    NYC Skyline

    Thanks again!
    The lines in this picture make it n excellent shot, as does the colour. Composition is excellent and using the city as a back drop has made this unique. Well done, keen to see what else you come up with.

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