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    Hey all,

    I stopped for a few quick photos after work again tonight. I must say the lighting was difficult for this one but it was worth a try.

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    Let me know what you guys think.

    -Jason
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    Re: Skyline

    Jason, I love the color in this scene. I think it might be just a bit soft but not far out. You have captured a nice sweeping motion in the water.

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    hey paul,

    I think the softness has to do with the sizing. Whats the pixel with? I wasnt sure what to save the image as. The full size version is sharp.

    Jason

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    Re: Skyline

    nice shot Jason, like the effect on the water, id there anyway of reducing the exposure on the right slightly? beyond my PP skills!

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    ok so I just edited the first post to the suggested 1600 px. That should be better.

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    Re: Skyline

    Definately looks better Jason.

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    Jason it certainly looks impressive in the full size view. I too would like to see the exposure evened out across the image. Was it stitched from a few shots ? This may explain the brightness variation from left right. You could improve this, I believe, using one or two brightness gradients horizontally.

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    Re: Skyline

    Very nice.

    Definitely try a gradient to even the exposure to see if it works.

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    Hey all,

    The image is stitched from three shots. The very bright area is a serious amount on light pollution coming from time square. Also they were using search lights, although I'm not sure of the reason. This caused the very bright area on one side of the frame. I'll give a gradient a whirl but I kinda like the way it looks.

    -Jason

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    Re: Skyline

    So I just tried to do the grad in the sky in cs6 and I realized I didnt know how how to do it. Could someone walk me through the workflow for this?

    thanks,

    Jason

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    Hi Jason

    The attached pic shows the CS6 screen. Steps are

    Add a Brightness Adjustment layer

    With this adjustment layer selected, click on the gradient tool on the left hand side of the screen (highlighted on the attached image)

    With the mouse left button held down, draw a line from left to right across the image. This will produce a gradient mask on the adjustment layer (see the little box on the layer panel).

    Then adjust the brightness to suit. On this image, I've got it set to -30.

    Dave

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