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#1 Jaime Rodriguez

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Posted 08 February 2017 - 11:14 PM

A few shots from the night photography, 1st is San Fernando Cathedral, 2nd is a 20 Second Exposure New Years and the 3rd is a Picture of the Cumberland River Bridge in Nashville.

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Posted 08 February 2017 - 11:34 PM

nice shots i really like 1st and 3rd.  I might crop out the building in top right of picture one it seems distracting to me. I really like this building.  Thanks for sharing



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Posted 09 February 2017 - 12:38 AM

JdMac_lb thanks for the advice, I tried cropping it out and then the other building became distracting,so I decided to leave it as is. Thanks again!



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Posted 09 February 2017 - 09:25 AM

VERY nice work Jaime... did you use much in the way of PP techniques... thinking more along the lines of keeping the building lines vertical than corrections to exposure colour etc.etc.etc. It can be handy to post your chosen camera settings for us to contemplate CC  though if there is a lot of PP utilised to create the end result, I suspect the settings can almost become meaningless... hmm...? Great to have you with us, hope you enjoy whatever time you spend here.



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Posted 09 February 2017 - 09:30 AM

Nice work!!

 

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Posted 09 February 2017 - 09:40 AM

Yep nice work, especially from an "Exposure" standpoint! 



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Posted 09 February 2017 - 11:34 AM

Thanks for the info, gee dee, I'm not that great way LR so little was done with post processing. I think at most ,Ias have cropped a little and on the fireworks I moved more towards to blues idea but I can go back into LR to see what.my settings were. THanks Again ;)

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Posted 10 February 2017 - 04:41 AM

The firework one is great.

Given the dark background, you could LR or PS out the building on the right on no.1 as Jdmac commented



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Posted 26 February 2017 - 10:43 AM

Hi Jaime, some nice shots and it's always great to see someone getting adventurous and trying new things.  A few suggestions particularly with the first and third shot.  For what I'm suggesting you would need to shoot with a tripod.  Ideally, once you've got your camera set up, bracket the exposures.  Take one exposure for the brightest areas, one for the darkest and another for the midtones.  Then blend the three in post either using an automatic HDR program or, better yet, blending in photoshop or using something like Jimmy McIntyre's Raya Pro panel.  Without blending you can see the problems.  For example, in the first shot, the brightest areas are blown out while the shadows are crushed.  That means that a lot of the detail is being lost.  Similarly, in the third shot, which is a very nice composition by the way, the lights are too bright while the darks, particularly along the river banks, are lost.  If you want to follow up and try some more of this type of shot Google Jimmy McIntyre and take a look at what he's up to. 



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Posted 29 March 2017 - 12:28 AM

Kerry, thanks for the recommendation , I will check out Jimmy McIntyre, sounds like very useful info






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