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First Post! Bridge at night.
Lens: 35mm Camera: K20d Photo Location: Vancouver WA ISO: 100 Shutter Speed: >6s Aperture: F4.5 
Posted By: mrfixit240, 03-28-2010, 04:36 PM

Hey everyone I am new to this forum and thought I would share my most recent favorite. I am also new to photography so any tips and criticism are appreciated. Thanks!


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03-28-2010, 06:40 PM   #2
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Welcome and nice shot. My only criticism would be that I wish you'd had a wider angle to show the whole bridge, but it's still a good scene.
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Thanks. Here is the wider shot. I didnt like these as much as the first one but I am glad to share!



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I liked the first one the best myself, IMHO. The other two would work better if some of the sky was cropped so it had a more panoramic feel.

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The first is very nice. The other two are not as well composed and appear soft compared to the first image.
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Yeah, agree with you guys on the second two, thanks for the input.
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Welcome to the forum and thanks for sharing your photos.

I think the first works best. I like the towering structure to the left and the way it lends "action" down and to the right, pulling the eye along across the shot.

The reflections in the water are just sublime!

I have friends from Vancouver.
It seems to be a place full of interesting people.
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Wow - great first post. I prefer the first one as well.

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The first is definitely the best exposure and quite well done for a "newbie". Just a comment regards my personal preference - Like an earlier poster, I prefer to see more of the span in bridge shots too. But generally to work I think they either need to be shot far enough back to include both end points, or start close to one end and view the bridge more lengthwise, where the distant end serves as almost a vanishing point. Maybe I'm just being cliche but as I say JMHO.

But that first shot is technically very nice by any standard
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Wow, I am very glad to hear that you guys are liking the first one. Thanks for the suggestions as well, much appreciated.
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There's something about the second one that I like... maybe it's the shape of the bridge, but I didn't care for the cloud formation. In general I'd also point to the compositions of these photos, but maybe you're limited by your lens? What did you shoot your "wider-shot" with, did you just walked away further?
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Great shot!

Very nice night shot! Cindy
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Very nice first post, the colors are great as well as the reflections on the water. The photo is also really sharp as well so you know that it is good to use a tripod on these types of shoots, so thats good. I only thing to improve on would maybe be the composition of the bridge. Next time try getting the whole bridge in the picture so that way you are not cutting the ends off and the picture will look more complete. So far you are off to a great start and I look foward in seeing what you post in the future.

Thanks for sharing.
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