# Thread: My first post here / My favorite nightscape

1. ## My first post here / My favorite nightscape

Oporto (my home town):

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It certainly ticks all my boxes. You've lost a little bit in the top left side where it's very dark, but otherwise it's great.

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Very nice, I love it and am looking forward to more fine images by you....

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Thanks, guys. It´s nice to get your feedback and suggestions!

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Very good image. So much to see in one image.

Great shot!

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Great stuff - it's a pity that the gigantic copyright notice right across the middle completely and totally ruins it though

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Thanks for all your kind words.

Colin: I´m trying to solve the problem! From now on, all my images here will be post without watermarks

And, I´ll start right now:

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Originally Posted by Rui Lopes
Thanks for all your kind words.

Colin: I´m trying to solve the problem! From now on, all my images here will be post without watermarks
Much better

My only other suggestion is that this type of shot can look better if you give it more of a panoramic look by stretching the horizontal axis. If you're keen, try stretching the horizonal axis so that it's exactly twice the vertical axs, and see if you like the result.

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Originally Posted by Colin Southern
Much better

My only other suggestion is that this type of shot can look better if you give it more of a panoramic look by stretching the horizontal axis. If you're keen, try stretching the horizonal axis so that it's exactly twice the vertical axs, and see if you like the result.
I completely agree. However, in this case, I was shooting with the 80-200 (the only lens I had with me) and the focal lenght was close to its wider end (86mm...)

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Originally Posted by Rui Lopes
I completely agree. However, in this case, I was shooting with the 80-200 (the only lens I had with me) and the focal lenght was close to its wider end (86mm...)
No - I was just meaning to change the aspect ratio digitally, eg ...

It's not something that everyone likes to do, but these kinds of images can be stretched quite a lot.

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Originally Posted by Rui Lopes
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Originally Posted by Colin Southern
...try stretching the horizonal axis so that it's exactly twice the vertical axs, and see if you like the result.
i agree with Colin.
However it is curious that at the beginning I just thought the images were not the same. I found that to be strange and this is the reason why I have posted both images side by side.
In fact they have exactly the same crop and what makes them different is the canvas !

I also think that it needs a bit more sky. I like the way you captured the curves of the river and the small aperture.

My version: Content aware scale + white balance correction (for me that is) + brightness + crop at 30/50 + my usual canvas

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How curious...

While I was working on the image, Colin on the antipodes, was doing the same thing his own way...

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Thanks Colin and Antonio. For me, the stretched version of Colin is too much radical, indeed...knowing the place, it´s difficult to see it that way.
Antonio: I like your version and improved brightness but the WB.... is more Canon biased....

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Originally Posted by Antonio Correia
Colin on the antipodes
Pretty darn close actually - according to my calculations, the closest city or town is Vale Pereiro around 41 deg 22 min N & 6 deg 54 min W.

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