Rhodes City @ Night

Pablo

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This wasn't taken with m/43 so I hope it is not a problem posting it here.
I made two versions of this image that differ only by the white balance settings. I'm not sure which one I prefer so I would like to get your opinion on it.

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Rhodes City
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Rhodes City v.2
by Pablo Margulies, on Flickr


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Interesting. I prefer #1 because I think it looks more natural. To me, the blues in #2 are too vivid to seem natural for a shot that appears to have been taken toward the end of sunset.
 

Pablo

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Interesting. I prefer #1 because I think it looks more natural. To me, the blues in #2 are too vivid to seem natural for a shot that appears to have been taken toward the end of sunset.
Thanks for your comment. The photo was actually quite a bit after sunset and it was an 8s exposure.
 

Joe King

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Definitely the second one - much more pleasing sky with good contrast between the blue sky and the red/pink lingering in the clouds. Colours on the building on the left look more natural too. The other buildings have a slight greenish tinge to them. Assuming you're using Lightroom, you could try dragging the tint slider slightly to the right to see if that improves things.
 

Duncan

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I prefer the first one because it looks more natural to me. The warmer colors and darker overall look are what I would expect to see with artificial light after sunset.
 

Pablo

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Thanks for the comments.

I have posted the photos elsewhere as well and received mixed opinions, it is very interesting.
 

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I like the second one. Especially towards the left, both the building with the clock tower and the area of sky around that building seem more pleasing in the second photo.

Out of curiosity, do you have a preference yourself?
 

Pablo

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I like the second one. Especially towards the left, both the building with the clock tower and the area of sky around that building seem more pleasing in the second photo.

Out of curiosity, do you have a preference yourself?
The second version was supposed to be the final one, and by that my choice, but my girlfriend preferred the first one and it got me baffled.

The feedback I received was approximately equal between the two so I guess there is room for both :biggrin:
 

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