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Registered: November 2008
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...."River Walk"....

This a non flash nocturnal image taken from the river walk looking back into the city where we spent Christmas attending a Christmas concert by Cindy's favorite musical group.

I am learning something new here and look forward to your ideas about this composition.

I am also wondering if you think it should have been framed or as is allowed to use the black back ground of the site.

Free Neat Image Yes
Shutter Speed 1/13
F-Stop 5.6
ISO Speed 400
Flash No
Tripod No
Monopod Yes
Bean Bag No
· Date: Thu January 15, 2009 · Views: 724 ·
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Thu January 15, 2009 3:54pm

Hi Larry,
Great night shot, this is very good considering you only used a monopod, I like the lead in with the lights on the left, there are some nice colours in there.
I would love to see this shot from a tripod with a longer exposure to bring out some building details. In my opinion I don't think a frame is needed as I like the way the buildings run into the black background at the top.
Well done
Regards Andy

Registered: November 2008
Posts: 10
Thu January 15, 2009 3:56pm

For me personally Larry I love how it goes into the background. May folks are using it to highlight their images and I really enjoy the look of it. Your composition is good with the lights leading on the angle like that and takes us into the image. For me you have just the right exposure to show off this wonderful scene. Very well done indeed.

Registered: January 2009
Posts: 6
Thu January 15, 2009 6:57pm

I love the lighting as it leads me directly into the big city.

Registered: December 2008
Thu January 15, 2009 7:56pm

Hello my dear friend,
excelent capture and beautiful colours.
Great POV.
Thank you and have a lovely day
Site Admin

Registered: November 2008
Posts: 157
Thu January 15, 2009 9:34pm

Hiya Larry

great POV here and the eyes are indeed lead straight towards the bright and coloured lights of the city. I like the way this fades into the black site BG and the only thing I would suggest is maybe using a tripod or leaning your cam on a backpack or beanbag to allow a tad more sharp detail

kind regards Helen

Registered: December 2008
Posts: 3
Fri January 16, 2009 3:41am

Hello Larry,
I hope you are feeling better. I like how the lighted bollards lead one into the shot. I do not think framing is necessary.
The best, Joni

Registered: November 2008
Posts: 7
Fri January 16, 2009 6:14pm

Hi Larry,

The first thing that caught my eye was the fact that the BG so nicely flows into the black of PC. The light leading us into the picture work great.
This could have been a 10 picture if you would have a tripod and use a really long exposure like 30 second. Lower your ISO's to 100 and use a large F number like F20 - that way you will create starburst and get lots of detail in the buildings as well.
No frame please, this is just right and the composition is wonderful as well.
Did you use the Sony A100 - maybe it has a noise reduction option for long exposures ... however I love the use of Neat Image to get a smooth finish.
Have to go now, suitcases to be closed and ready to travel - see you when we are back,


Registered: December 2008
Fri January 16, 2009 8:25pm

Great night shot Larry, I love the way the post lights lead you through the scene, a realy nice composition.


Registered: December 2008
Mon January 19, 2009 10:04pm

Hello there

THe 1st thing came into my mind after i saw this picture was "Very impressive"
No doubt its very impressive Smile
Thanks for sharing

Registered: January 2009
Posts: 58
Sun February 1, 2009 4:18pm

Very nice layout and composition, also good work at that shutter speed and only a monopod--maybe could have been a tad sharper without, but for anything less than a poster this seems good to me.
For posting here a border, at least on this shot, seems unnecessary.
As to a longer exposure, maybe you'd have gotten more city details but the great walkway lights that lead the eye into the image would likely have begun to get, if not gotten terribly, overexposed.
Sure, some post production playing with masks and the like to bring up some parts and downplay others would likely help that, as might an HDR process, but this shot, I think, would make one wonder if that trip was really necessary, other than the fun of doing it of course. Smile
Good work,
Take care,
Jan Holland

Registered: July 2009
Posts: 11
Tue November 10, 2009 6:44pm

Hi Larry.
Good looking evening shot, all is visible, but with a longer exposure and smaller apeture, there will be more sparkling lights in it.
Use F10 or even smaller, F16 is very good for sparkling lights.
Best wishes from Jan

Registered: November 2008
Posts: 2,856
Tue November 10, 2009 9:03pm

I am yet to get a decent nocturnal image from my camera Larry so I am jealous when I see others. Nice colour with good detail,

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