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    Cloud City - San Francisco

    Went out to the Marin Headlands yesterday to shoot, call is Cloud City:

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    Cloud City

    Canon 5D3 @ 55mm
    ISO 100, f/13, 1/20 sec

    Any and all feedback appreciated

    Cheers,
    Dave
    Last edited by dmichaud; 30th November 2012 at 03:31 AM. Reason: Captured link from Flickr and pasted into post

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    Re: Cloud City - San Francisco

    splendid !

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    Re: Cloud City - San Francisco

    Unfortunately the image seems to have been moved within Flickr (that's the usual cause) and we can no longer see it as the link has been broken.

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    Re: Cloud City - San Francisco

    Can be seen from the direct link at the bottom of the missing image.

    Just had a look at that - it is a really a splendid shot.

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    Re: Cloud City - San Francisco

    Quote Originally Posted by Bobobird View Post
    Can be seen from the direct link at the bottom of the missing image.

    Just had a look at that - it is a really a splendid shot.
    Yes, it really is! Thanks for posting!

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    Re: Cloud City - San Francisco

    Great shot Dave. Lovely light over that "trademark" fog. I can almost hear Tony Bennett singing "that song".

    Dave

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    Re: Cloud City - San Francisco

    As can be seen, I did an edit to locate the image into the message from it's present location on Flickr.

    And, yes, it is indeed spectacular. One of those images that we've all probably dreamt of making.

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    Thanks so much for fixing this Donald, much appreciated!

    Cheers,
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    Re: Cloud City - San Francisco

    This is really a marvelous shot. I do like a closer crop at the top and bottom which places more emphasis on the city and bridge. However, I can certainly see the merits in your crop..

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    Re: Cloud City - San Francisco

    Thanks for the feedback folks. And Richard, thanks for your feedback on the crop, much appreciated! I like both views, different feels. I'm definitely going to crop in a bit more, not sure I'll go this far. I guess I really like the fog

    Cheers!
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    Re: Cloud City - San Francisco

    Quote Originally Posted by dmichaud View Post
    Thanks for the feedback folks. And Richard, thanks for your feedback on the crop, much appreciated! I like both views, different feels. I'm definitely going to crop in a bit more, not sure I'll go this far. I guess I really like the fog

    Cheers!
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    I agree, Dave! A crop ratio somewhere around 16:9 or 2:1 should look great. An outstanding and thought provoking image.

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    Re: Cloud City - San Francisco

    Thought I would chime in with my agreement on the great shot and Richard's version. Dave's version is very good, the foreground fog has enough texture and light to warrant inclusion but I feel the closer crop is slightly stronger.

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    Re: Cloud City - San Francisco

    thanks for the feedback Trevor! I've updated my original shot (above) with a tighter crop, but not quite as much as Richard's.

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    Re: Cloud City - San Francisco

    Fantastic shot Dave. I love it. Both crops are good, but I think I like Richard's better.

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    Re: Cloud City - San Francisco

    Hi Dave,

    I like the revised crop version (a bit more than I liked the original).

    To my mind, you need the depth (in yours) to feel 'comfortable' with the bridge; I find Richard's crop loses the bottom of the bridge piers where they meet the unseen water - am I making any sense?

    Cheers,

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    Re: Cloud City - San Francisco

    I know what you mean Dave. I was thinking the same thing as I was trying different crops. I settled on the crop above as my preference, but I really like Richard's crop too (cleaner focus on bridge and city).

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