Rhodes City @ Night

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by Pablo, Nov 6, 2014.

  1. Pablo

    Pablo Mu-43 Regular

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    Sep 9, 2014
    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
    by Pablo Margulies, on Flickr

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    Rhodes City v.2
    by Pablo Margulies, on Flickr


    Thanks,
    Pablo
     
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  2. Aushiker

    Aushiker Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Sep 12, 2014
    Fremantle, Western Australia
    Andrew
    #2 which I assume are more natural colours in the sky.

    Andrew
     
  3. flamingfish

    flamingfish Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Nov 16, 2012
    Emily
    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.
     
  4. Pablo

    Pablo Mu-43 Regular

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    Sep 9, 2014
    Thanks for your comment. The photo was actually quite a bit after sunset and it was an 8s exposure.
     
  5. Joe King

    Joe King Mu-43 Regular

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    Mar 3, 2013
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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.
     
  6. Duncan

    Duncan Mu-43 Regular

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    Oct 31, 2013
    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.
     
  7. Pablo

    Pablo Mu-43 Regular

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    Sep 9, 2014
    Thanks for the comments.

    I have posted the photos elsewhere as well and received mixed opinions, it is very interesting.
     
  8. alan1972

    alan1972 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jun 23, 2012
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    Alan Grant
    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?
     
  9. Pablo

    Pablo Mu-43 Regular

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    Sep 9, 2014
    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:
     
  10. Lionroar

    Lionroar Mu-43 Rookie

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    Nov 10, 2014
    Beautiful shots! Thanks for sharing.