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    Freedom Tower Illuminated

    Took this shot last night walking around Hoboken. I thought that little ramp in front provided a cool foreground for the Freedom tower.

    I did some cropping and adjustments in RAW and then reduced the noise with Topaz.

    Any feedback is greatly appreciated!

    D7000, Nikkor 50mm (f9, 2.0, 1600ISO)

    Freedom Tower Illuminated

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    Re: Freedom Tower Illuminated

    Excellent shot and the walkway does add interest to an otherwise "just another nightscape".

    Personally I would have preferred the tower to be less "glowy" but it does look much better at the bigger size in lightbox.

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    Re: Freedom Tower Illuminated

    I agree that the walkway really makes this image. Nice work with your color balance.

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    Re: Freedom Tower Illuminated

    Hi Aaron,

    I know what Bobo means about the walkway making this not "just another nightscape", but I find the foreground too bright and I'd suggest losing a stop or two exposure on it - if it still looks OK significantly dimmer than the more distant tower.

    Cheers,

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    Re: Freedom Tower Illuminated

    Bobo, Dave and Mike,

    Thank you for your feedback!

    Dave, good advice. I used a little graduated filter on the bottom and I think it does a nice job of bringing out the tower more. I didn't want to go overboard but I think even the slight gradient makes a nice difference.

    Let me know your thoughts.

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    Re: Freedom Tower Illuminated

    Just saw this photo and its fantastic! Was this shot at Pier C Park? I love it!

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    Re: Freedom Tower Illuminated

    Quote Originally Posted by Bobobird View Post
    Excellent shot and the walkway does add interest to an otherwise "just another nightscape".

    Personally I would have preferred the tower to be less "glowy" but it does look much better at the bigger size in lightbox.
    +1

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    Re: Freedom Tower Illuminated

    A very beautiful capture. I love this.

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    Re: Freedom Tower Illuminated

    Lovely capture!

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    Re: Freedom Tower Illuminated

    Sometimes less is more and in this instance the second 'toned down' image works better.

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    Re: Freedom Tower Illuminated

    I like the mood of both images though the last one looks better scene-wise. I would rather prefer that the structure holding the bridge be a bit lesser though so you can hardly see the water down below the photo.

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    Re: Freedom Tower Illuminated

    Nicely done.

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    Re: Freedom Tower Illuminated

    Very nice shot, I like the edit

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    Re: Freedom Tower Illuminated

    Gorgeous image. I like both versions but prefer the 1st because I love the highlights/colours on the bridge and reflected in the water.

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    Re: Freedom Tower Illuminated

    Something about the second version makes it a little less striking, but I think It's a very nice city scape.

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