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    Good Old Alexandria

    A couple of shots from the old part of Alexandria, Egypt.
    Shot using the 10-22 mm Canon lens.
    I'd appreciate any comments on how to take better architecture shots .. Thanks!

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    Re: Good Old Alexandria

    My personal opinion, the are too extreme. I would straighten the corner and pull the walls to a more 'normal' proportion.
    If the lens is narrow for the picture, I make a MANUAL panorama, in this case about 4 pictures from left to right, first bottom, second middle, third the top and sky.

    These picture I stitch with a free program called Microsoft Ice, most of the time with a very good result.

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    Re: Good Old Alexandria

    My fave is the first one - you've kept the detail under the lintels well, I like that - I'd be really interested to see what would happen if you brought the exposure down a little. The sky is a little washed-out for me. I'm with 'splashy' here; try to straighten it up a bit and see how it looks. I do like the b/w conversion.

    Well done.

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    Re: Good Old Alexandria

    Quote Originally Posted by HatemGKotb View Post
    I'd appreciate any comments on how to take better architecture shots…
    Hi Hatem,

    I would have two tips for you:

    • Straight lines are a must in more serious architecture shots. This is not
    an extreme opinion for someone who wants to improve. Get familiar with
    the Keystone adjustment tool would be your next step AFTER…

    •Foreseeing more room around your subject because the Keystone tool
    will cost you some frame real estate… may be a lot, like in the case of
    the two photographs presented here.

    I like the toning in your rendition… old style!

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    Re: Good Old Alexandria

    Quote Originally Posted by Kodiak View Post
    Hi Hatem,

    I would have two tips for you:

    • Straight lines are a must in more serious architecture shots. This is not
    an extreme opinion for someone who wants to improve. Get familiar with
    the Keystone adjustment tool would be your next step AFTER…

    •Foreseeing more room around your subject because the Keystone tool
    will cost you some frame real estate… may be a lot, like in the case of
    the two photographs presented here.

    I like the toning in your rendition… old style!
    A third, but quite expensive, option is to shoot with a perspective adjustment (PA) lens (a.k.a. shift / tilt). If you are planning to do a lot of architectural shooting , that is something you might want to keep in the back of your mind. The Canon lenses are very pricey, but the 24mm Samyang (available in Canon mount) is much less expensive.

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    Re: Good Old Alexandria

    Nice efforts, I would suggest stepping back a bit if it's possible to get the entire structure within the frame.

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