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Night Time, City of London - GF2 +14mm

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by petach, Apr 15, 2011.

  1. petach

    petach Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Feb 18, 2011
    UK
    Took these tonight with my Panasonic GF2 and 14mm lens. I have to say I am pleasantly surprised with the results.....although there is a little flare on the lamp shots.

    St Paul's Cathedral views:

    _1100030.

    _1100024.

    Guildhall Yard:

    _1100060.

    _1100061.

    _1100057.
     
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  2. Pelao

    Pelao Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Feb 3, 2010
    Ontario, Canada
    nice. if you have a few spare minutes, may I suggest having a look at the first one in B & W?
     
  3. petach

    petach Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Hi Pelao, I did try bw myself, not sure if I have done well enough. Not v/good at post processing.

    st_pauls_night_1_bw.
     
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  4. Pelao

    Pelao Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Feb 3, 2010
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    It's a cool shot either way, but I especially like the BW.
     
  5. jbuch84

    jbuch84 Mu-43 Veteran

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    James
    Love the series, I did a lil edit too just outta boredom :)

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  6. petach

    petach Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Really nice edit, makes mine look flat and uninteresting! Nice work, what did you use?
     
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  7. jbuch84

    jbuch84 Mu-43 Veteran

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    James
    I took it into photomatix and did tone mapping, then back into photoshop. Put a later of guassian blur, adjusted s curve, brush tool to tweak saturation and burn / dodge. Sharpened it a bit and that was it, was really a a great picture to work with!
     
  8. petach

    petach Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Feb 18, 2011
    UK
    OK, cool, thanks man.,.........you get the job!
     
  9. Iconindustries

    Iconindustries Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Very nice Petach. You captured the lighting like you've done it all your life.

    My 14 yr old brother loves English History and he just gave me some facts about the building.

    Took 22 yrs to build

    It's 111 metres high. Tallest building in London for 252 yrs.

    Below the cross is the Lantern and the outer, lead-encased dome.
    The dome weighs 66,000 ton. Eight arches support the dome. On top of the dome is a large lantern with a weight of 850 ton

    The circumference of the dome is held together by a large chain covered by lead.

    Such a good picture I even had a go at Black and White.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/50527022@N02/5624128798/" title="_1100030 (2) by iconindustries, on Flickr">"1024" height="768" alt="_1100030 (2)"></a>
     
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  10. Ulfric M Douglas

    Ulfric M Douglas Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Mar 6, 2010
    Northumberland
    Great pictures Petach : you took a lot of care setting up your position and composition, really nice.
     
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  11. Djarum

    Djarum Super Moderator

    Dec 15, 2009
    Huntsville, AL, USA
    Jason
    Petach,

    Really nice. I really like the 1st and 2nd one. While some may feel they are flat, compared to jbush84's, they have a realy organic natural feel to them. It really just depends on the look your going for.
     
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  12. playak47

    playak47 Mu-43 Veteran

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    Nov 4, 2010
    Great job on the captures of night sky and the buildings. Did you use tripod for the pics?
     
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  13. Bill Gordon

    Bill Gordon Mu-43 Top Veteran

    This is a great photo and I tend to like the B&W over the colour...it seems much more dramatic...thanks for posting, London England is my favourite place to vacation in.
     
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  14. petach

    petach Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Can I thank everyone for their kind comments on this thread. Very heart warming!
     
  15. petach

    petach Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Feb 18, 2011
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    Hi, yes I used a tripod. There is a story there too. Most buildings in London will not let you use a tripod for safety reasons, and also because they believe they are used by commercial users for gain. I was asked to stop using my tripod. However, I told the security guy I have Parkinson's and it is the only way I can get shake free shots. He sought advice from his manager and they agreed to let me carry on using it.
     
  16. playak47

    playak47 Mu-43 Veteran

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    Thanks for the reply.

    Wow, they take that stuff really seriously. Glad they gave you permission. You really showed off the strengths of m43 but with tripod of course.
     
  17. niva_explorer_photo

    niva_explorer_photo Mu-43 Regular

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    where was the 1st picture taken from? I´ve never seen this place in London!
     
  18. harry_s

    harry_s Mu-43 Regular

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    The first picture is gorgeous (I prefer your original shot), I can't quite put my finger on it but it has a lovely 'feel' to it.