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07-11-2011, 06:58 PM   #1
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First attempt at 'Light streaks'
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Subject says it all. Let me have it!

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Chris

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07-11-2011, 07:55 PM   #2
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Hi Chris,

I've tried similar shots only once or twice myself, so, for what it's worth:

I like #3 best because it has both head and tail lights. But, I'd like to see more of the frame filled with light. So, I think I'd crop out the building and some of the empty (black) space. If you try this shot again, maybe zoom in a bit more on the sign?

In #2, I like the context the fence and building give to the scene. Again, I'd crop some of the empty space off the top and left. And I'd adjust the white balance toward the blue end to make the orange streetlamps less orange and more neutral looking.

You chose a good spot to shoot from. I really like the effect the S curve gives.

Tim

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09-01-2011, 08:31 AM - 1 Like   #3
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Very difficult to get right, you have done well. I think you just chose the wrong location. A busy city street is best, so there is more ambient light and interest. Here is one I took.


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