This past weekend had me hunting down publicly accessible vantage points with line of sight of the Chicago skyline. I've been itching to try out my newly acquired 14-150mm, but harsh lighting conditions had me shooting bracketed +/- 1 Ev shots which I then magically merged with Photomatix and further processed in LR. Comments are wholeheartedly welcome. I'm not sure if I pushed some of these sliders a bit too hard in my processing for my own taste. 1. From the top of the garage at the old Children's Memorial Hospital: 2. Near the Shedd Aquarium: 3. 4. 5. Today I returned to the parking garage to try to get a night shot. I'm not very happy with the result, and was hoping to get the communities input. This one was shot at f8, with exposures at 1.3, 3.2, and 8 seconds each. What is going on with the overexposed blooming on one of the lights in the left middle of the frame while the other is nicely exposed? Even the darkest exposure exhibits it. Would a polarizing filter help here? I do not have a lens hood, but couldn't make that flare go away with my hands. The white overexposed area in the center was caused by some large lighting system seen on move sets. I had the EPL1 mounted on a fairly lightweight Slik Sprint Pro II tripod. It was quite windy, with a visibly noticeable vibration in the system when gusting. While I can easily attribute the shot's fuzziness to this, maybe the flairs can also be somehow caused by moving during the exposure? Should I have simply exposed for those lights?