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02-10-2013, 04:05 PM   #1
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The Shard & Tower Bridge
Lens: Pentax 35-70 3.5-4.5 Camera: Pentax K30 Photo Location: London ( South Bank ) ISO: 100 Shutter Speed: Above 6s Aperture: F8 

Hi all, went to south bank with my brother last weekend, my first time using long exposures, this is one of my favs of the night, just a little darkening of the night sky and sharpening in PSE 9. All critique is welcomed, I believe this will be my main interest ( landscapes/cityscapes )

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No critique - just a comment: beautiful color saturation.
Thanks for sharing.
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No critique - just a comment: beautiful color saturation.
Thanks for sharing.
thank you jford, it took a while playing with different WB ect but i think it turned out ok, ive got a few more to post as well, i think this could get expensive with lenses ect lol
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You've got a couple of dust spots on the sensor, they are showing up as the dark blobs above Blackfriars bridge (the second pylon from the left).

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Welcome to Pentaxforums.

I enjoy the image as presented and would welcome a version with a blacker sky.

Best wishes.
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You've got a couple of dust spots on the sensor, they are showing up as the dark blobs above Blackfriars bridge (the second pylon from the left).
OMG, i have just seen that, thank you for the observation, id better get the blower out
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Welcome to Pentaxforums.

I enjoy the image as presented and would welcome a version with a blacker sky.

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Ill, have a go i PSE 9, do you have any suggestions as to the best way of darkening the sky smf, im fairly new to photoshop, thanks for the comment also
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I have had a go at darkening the sky, i think it makes the cityscape stand out more, i just played with exposure levels and brightness/contrast, any ideas on how better to darken the sky without losing detail in the cityscape would be much appreciated

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This version is much much better. I don't think I'd daken the sky more, but if you want to, increase contrast, decrease shadows.
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The version with the darker sky is stunning!
Bravo!
I didn't see the request for suggested technique until after the darkened version was posted.
I hope to see more of your photos.
Best wishes.
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The version with the darker sky is stunning!
Bravo!
I didn't see the request for suggested technique until after the darkened version was posted.
I hope to see more of your photos.
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Thank you very much, im just looking forward to getting out there and shooting, im definitely catching the photo bu
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Like the colors and cropping.
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I like the 2nd version better as well. it would have been nice to have more sky on top of the tower.
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I like the 2nd version better as well. it would have been nice to have more sky on top of the tower.
Thank you sergysergy, i would of like that as well but i was limited as i was standing on a bridge taking this shot as well as the lens being 35mm, just about managed to get the tip in lol
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