Washington DC @ Night

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by veereshai, Sep 14, 2011.

  1. veereshai

    veereshai Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    May 12, 2011
    Arlington, VA
    So, a friend of mine is relocating back to India and he wanted to go on a night trip to DC to shoot some structures. Here are some for your critique. Looking for points/guidance on composition, managing noise (even though they were shot at ISO 100) and processing? Thank you in advance.

    All of these have been shot with Panasonic G1 and 20mm f1.7. A mini tripod was used for support.

    The Capitol:
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    World War II Memorial:
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    Lincoln Memorial:
     
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  2. thearne3

    thearne3 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Very nice! I appreciate your choice of color, b&w and cepia, respectively.

    Re composition: Very pleasing. Slightly off point, but it bothers me that 1 and 3 seem to tilt down to the right - may just be the way it was...

    Re noise: Not noticeable at these sizes.

    Unsolicited re exposure: The last is a high DR scene. Lovely rendering of the outside means Abe is too bright. This is something I am working on: recognizing when the DR is too much and bracketing for later HDR.

    Despite my nitpicking, the overall feel of the shots is really nice! :2thumbs:
     
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  3. vonbonds

    vonbonds Mu-43 Rookie

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    I am mesmerized by the 2nd picture...really nice!
     
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  4. blb

    blb Guest

    I love all three. It's often the case that photos from places I've been look foreign to me and often leave a "did I really see that when I was there?" after taste. But these put me right back in DC.
     
  5. digitalandfilm

    digitalandfilm Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jul 18, 2011
    Very nice shots of DC..
     
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  6. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

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    Wow! Wow! Wow!
     
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  7. UkrainianOne

    UkrainianOne Mu-43 Regular

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    Just like in the picture books! :th_salute:
     
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  8. veereshai

    veereshai Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    May 12, 2011
    Arlington, VA
    Thank you everyone :). I am glad you like these.

    thearne3,
    A special thanks to you. You put in a lot of effort critiquing these photographs. Not sure about the tilt though, I'll check again. I agree with you on the high DR for the last shot. It's just that I haven't done HDR for a night shot, so it never struck me :). Thanks again.
     
  9. #2 in particular...brilliant!
     
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  10. phrenic

    phrenic Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 13, 2010
    Yeah love the second shot!
     
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  11. SNTP

    SNTP Mu-43 Regular

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    Yeah i don't think i would have thought to put the second shot in B/W but it really works there. Very nice!
     
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  12. veereshai

    veereshai Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    May 12, 2011
    Arlington, VA
    Thanks LuckyPenguin, phrenic and SNTP. I usually convert my photos to Black and White before re-sizing and sharpening to see how it looks in B/W. And more often than not, I just leave it in BW :).
     
  13. dapipoy

    dapipoy Mu-43 Regular

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    stunning! love all the photos. the #2 is amazing!
     
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  14. veereshai

    veereshai Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    May 12, 2011
    Arlington, VA
    Thank you dapipoy :).