A&P Critique my Pics v.nightshots

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  1. tokyonights

    tokyonights Believe in me, who believes in you OT Supporter

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    So I'm still a noob when it comes to the night shots. What am I doing wrong? Any pointers?
    Camera: Rebel XT with 17-85mm lens

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  2. TheBoyWonder

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    im not a pro at all either, but the last shot the horizon should be straighter and the concrete in the bottom left should be cropped.
     
  3. postman

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    I'd have like to have seen the concrete path centred in the first 2.

    and maybe a HDR of those two to give the buildings slightly better exposure yet not blowing out the highlights.
     
  4. LKJR

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    I like the first one, the color of that whatever in the middle really comes out, just center the sidewalk
     
  5. Derrict

    Derrict No, I am not Amish OT Supporter

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    pelf horizon v1.2
     
  6. NJGuy

    NJGuy "Fuckmefuckmefuckmefuckmef uckmefuckmefuckmefuckm OT Supporter

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    For this ^ one I would have used a high Fstop

    Little photochop for the one below and its looks nicer.
    Again I would have used a slightly higher Fstop.

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  7. Airpoppoff

    Airpoppoff Vodka > Racing F1

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  8. pelf

    pelf The Juice Was Worth The Squeeze

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  9. MaK10

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    ahhh its those crazy towers that show the faces!! I dont understand all that weird shit in millenium park, but whatever... the bean? yeah, who thought that putting a giant metal bean in the middle of the park would be a good idea... who knows.

    on a side note, I could have had my face on that wall in the 1st pic. I was in school at the time across the street (Columbia College) and one of my teachers knew the photographer doing all the pictures. I chose not to have my face 60 feet tall in the middle of chicago.
     
  10. Derrict

    Derrict No, I am not Amish OT Supporter

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    someone should make a smiley sliding down a hill at an angle
     
  11. pelf

    pelf The Juice Was Worth The Squeeze

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    :bowdown::bowdown:
     
  12. tenplanescrashing

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    Millenium Park...:eek3d:

    and your lighting isn't all that great and really red. thats the main problem. other than that, find some kind of symetry with your photos and use your horizon, vertical lines to assist you.
     
  13. tokyonights

    tokyonights Believe in me, who believes in you OT Supporter

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    I wanted to take pics of the bean but it just closed when I got there
     
  14. Pineapple Devil

    Pineapple Devil beat it!

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    and yes, a higher fstop would have been better to get get the city in focus


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  15. mobbarley

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    or you could have just focused on the city :dunno:
     
  16. tokyonights

    tokyonights Believe in me, who believes in you OT Supporter

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    what is pelf horizon?
     
  17. Blair

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    you have the raw files? im sure some of us would be willing to take a stab at them.
     
  18. Derrict

    Derrict No, I am not Amish OT Supporter

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    pelf has a habit of not having flat/straight horizons when he takes landscape shots. They tend to lean downward (clockwise) by ~ 1 degree, so when I see shots with horizons off, I call it the pelf horizon :rofl:
     
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    tokyonights Believe in me, who believes in you OT Supporter

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    oh :o
     
  20. 92graymax

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    I'd say definalty change that fstop, also just a hint I usually use around a 3-5 second exposure when I shoot from Northerly Island also try to shoot right at twilight you will get some amazing shots in the summer time there. Here is one I am still working on that I took last week http://web.ics.purdue.edu/~jtdubach/Gallery/chicagoworking

    Finally shoot it in small sections and try to paste them together in PS its a pain but worth it in the end.

    This gallery has 2 other shots I got from the city that show the sky during the summer time really amazing what polution does :rofl: . http://web.ics.purdue.edu/~jtdubach/Gallery/index
     
  21. joy division

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    holy fucking shit is that chicago? I was supposed to go there next week but couldn't pull it off...must go...
     
  22. Supadoggie

    Supadoggie I ♥ my doggah

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    millenium park is pretty nice.. get some good shots of the bean and stuff :o
     

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