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Skyline

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by MrQ, Sep 24, 2016.

  1. MrQ

    MrQ TalkEmount Rookie

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    Aug 11, 2015
    Looking for any feedback or tips for improvement on this photo I took recently.

    A6000
    55-210 at 200mm, f11, 1sec, ISO400

    DSC03302-3.
     
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  2. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
    David
    I don't know. I suppose you could try increasing the contrast on the buildings. But then maybe you'd still like this better. I can't think of a way you'd improve on the composition, though. :thumbsup:
     
  3. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Cyprus
    Nick
    Yeah the framing looks nice but as a photo it lacks contrast. I also think its not focus correctly. The building lights lack definition.

    Is this handheld at 1 sec or on a tripod?
     
  4. WNG

    WNG TalkEmount All-Pro

    Aug 12, 2014
    Arrid Zone-A, USA
    Will
    I will assume this was a tripod shot given the 1sec exposure.
    the shot looks over exposed. f/11 should have yielded better light stars from the street lamps.
    Shut off OSS if it's on a tripod, 2 sec delay shutter, ISO 100, and extend the shutter time.
    Vary the metering mode to see if you can improve the contrast.
    AF, but use DMF to manually focus to tweak focus with magnified view. This way focus can be verified.
    After that take some shots at f/10, f/9, and f/8. See which will have the lowest defraction and highest edge sharpness.

    Oh, and experiment with the in-camera HDR.
     
  5. Nexnut

    Nexnut TalkEmount Top Veteran

    It's a bit too hazy and undefined to start with but what about a B&W version? (quick and dirty edit - I hope you don't mind)

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  6. WNG

    WNG TalkEmount All-Pro

    Aug 12, 2014
    Arrid Zone-A, USA
    Will
    Hope you don't mind, here's my interpretation with a few adjustments.

    DSC03302-3.
     
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  7. MrQ

    MrQ TalkEmount Rookie

    12
    Aug 11, 2015

    Yes it was a on a tripod but it was not very sturdy. OSS was off and I also used 2 sec timer.
    A6000 couldn't AF so I had to use manual focus.

    I have a few more I took at f8 also, will see if there any good ones there

    Will try hdr next time with a better tripod.

    Thanks for all comments