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Posted By: jonnytheweb, 06-10-2015, 07:20 PM

Would love some feedback on how to reduce glare on the Empire state /Chrysler bldg in the background....is this simply a change to the aperture setting?

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I believe the brightness is beyond the range of the sensor. The only solution to to do a localized brush fix to reduce the brilliance. I don't think you could have done any better in the capture.
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I would agree with Albert long exposures are tough, it's a beautiful shot.
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This is a very nice shot of the bridge. To my eye the image appears a little overexposed. If you have Lightroom I would suggest moving the highlight slider to bring down the intensity of the bright lights. Just my $0.02.

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This is a very nice shot of the bridge. To my eye the image appears a little overexposed. If you have Lightroom I would suggest moving the highlight slider to bring down the intensity of the bright lights. Just my $0.02.
Thanks chaps.... will check out your advice!
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Well done.

If you want less glare from the brightest lights at capture time, underexpose a bit. You risk more noise, though, if you underexpose too much and then have to brighten during processing. Use raw format for maximum processing leeway.

Your photo is so close that, like others said, a bit of highlight reduction could be all you need.

P.S. Foolish politicians renamed the bridge. It is now the Edward Koch Bridge. Few people use the new name.
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Excellent detail for a long exposure shot................well done.
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Well done.

If you want less glare from the brightest lights at capture time, underexpose a bit. You risk more noise, though, if you underexpose too much and then have to brighten during processing. Use raw format for maximum processing leeway.

Your photo is so close that, like others said, a bit of highlight reduction could be all you need.

P.S. Foolish politicians renamed the bridge. It is now the Edward Koch Bridge. Few people use the new name.
hi, ok sounds like a good idea too, never thought of that.. will factor that in next time. cheers

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QuoteOriginally posted by jonnytheweb Quote
Would love some feedback on how to reduce glare on the Empire state /Chrysler bldg in the background....is this simply a change to the aperture setting?
And a great shot!
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