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    Harlem afterhours

    Hey all,

    Just got a quick photo in this evening after work.

    Harlem afterhours

    I believe its around 130th street in Harlem. Click for full size

    Let me know what you guys think,


    Jason

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    Good stuff.

    I think it needs a slight counter-clockwise rotation. Everything is leaning a bit to the right.

    And ........ go straight up from that spike on top of the building towards the right-hand side - You've got a dust bunny.

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    Great picture, really striking colours. Other than the 2 little bits Donald has already mentioned wouldn't change a thing.

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    Re: Harlem afterhours

    Quote Originally Posted by Donald View Post
    Good stuff.

    I think it needs a slight counter-clockwise rotation. Everything is leaning a bit to the right.

    And ........ go straight up from that spike on top of the building towards the right-hand side - You've got a dust bunny.
    Harlem afterhours

    corrected.

    Thanks for the feedback. I also decided to dodge the bridge some.

    -Jason

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    Re: Harlem afterhours

    The images you see before and after work are usually the most impressive. Good stuff.

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    Jason, impressive work and I really like the sky. Very nicely done.

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    Very good shot Jason. Sharp, well exposed and processed with very interesting coloured light.
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    Re: Harlem afterhours

    Very nice image and one that brings back a few memories.

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    Re: Harlem afterhours

    Quote Originally Posted by dje View Post
    Very good shot Jason. Sharp, well exposed and processed with very interesting coloured light.
    Dave
    I wholeheartedly agree.

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    Re: Harlem afterhours

    Quote Originally Posted by Rhoads238 View Post
    Harlem afterhours

    corrected.

    Thanks for the feedback. I also decided to dodge the bridge some.

    -Jason
    Really super shot, Dave. One question, though: How did you get the light rays so well defined?

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    Re: Harlem afterhours

    Quote Originally Posted by Rhoads238 View Post
    I also decided to dodge the bridge some.
    As others have suggested, that is a good one. But, y'know, I think I really like (and it is only my preference) the more subtle first version. But that's small stuff. Anyway you take it, it's a very good image.

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    Re: Harlem afterhours

    Quote Originally Posted by NLAlston View Post
    Really super shot, Dave. One question, though: How did you get the light rays so well defined?
    I took the shot using f14 which is what formed the stars. Then to enhance them I used the dodge tool set to highlights to brighten them.

    Donald- I think I agree with you I like the rich tones in the bridge in the first one. Now I'm considering another go at it but time will tell. I seem to feel different about it every time I have a look.

    Thanks everyone for the very positive feedback.


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    Re: Harlem afterhours

    great c\scene, colours and composition Jason. For me the stars keep distracting me from the rest of the picture, so it doesn't allow me to look at the entire scene without continuing to look back at them. I often get them myself as I tend to use a small aperture at night but sometimes I edit them out. Theres so much detail to explore in this shot that it is better off without them for mine, however I think I am alone on this one. Nice shot.

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