The exposure looks pretty good on this one as does the color.The perspective looks really good too along with the horizon line placement. I am kind of wondering though why you choose to cut the building in half on the right?
Thanks Scott for your words. Maybe Ishould have cut the building out completely That building is partially hidden by another building across the street in front of me. I composed the shot to not include this close building.
I figured there might be some badness over on the right. I do like the added color in the frame though. What you might try is to now crop the left side the same with that taller building, maybe 3/4 or the way into it. In IMO it may better balance the image and give it some added symmetry. Try it and see what you think.
This image is very nicely exposed & sharp. My only criticism is the composition. Definitely crop out the partial building on the right. It draws the eye too quickly only to give a feeling of incompleteness. Maybe crop about halfway between it and the central taller building. That will also reduce the prominence of the big blank box in the lower right.
If you could shoot this with a little more room on the left (if there is nothing ugly there) it would move the left-hand tall building into a good position.
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Very lively view with excellent sharpness and a wide range of tones. There is a lot going on here, perhaps too much:as it is shot from a low angle, it shows the many different levels of the various buildings and also a full range of vertical planes from front to back. I see almost 2 pictures in one:left and right of the middle tall building with 2 different types of impact: on the left the eye can go all the way to the back flying over the town: on the right it is attracted to the details from this close building which I like but prevented to go further back by the tall wall and immediate building behind. There is also an interesting strong line of interest from the bottom right corner going along the diagonal to the top left. Thanks for posting. Jean-luc
thanks for all of the comments. Bob, I went back to the original photo, and I don't believe it was anything in post processing, as I did very little to this pic. Yes there was a lot of haze out and cloudy.
Thanks for your comments Diane and Gene and Joseph, agree the composition needs work, I also went back out to my balcony last night (long trip) and wiggled my way around to get the complete building on the right in. I found a place but it was too hazy and cloudy to get a good pic. I will work on this though
As for sharp, this D800 never ceases to amaze me when it comes to sharpness and detail, especially in live view. Getting a decent tripod (gitzo) and ballhead (ArcaSwiss z1), I am sure helped also.
Trying to prepare, as I am going to Southern Chile over Easter to take a day long boat outing to capture pictures of Blue Whales.
thanks again and will work on all of these comments to help improve my photographic skills.
I really like the visibility of the buildings, but most likely I would wait for clear sky (the clouds reflects street lamps) to get the sky darker. It is more natural that way and it is more dynamic, too.
There are many positives with this image. Exposure, sharpness, interest, and the fact that cityscapes are so dynamic. However, I struggle with where to focus in this one. I sort of agree with Gene about there being a couple of images in this scene. I am inclined to think of this working as it is in more of a panoramic view to get more horizontal view. But, that might not have been possible.