It should be evident, that my edit is the superior picture. If nothing else,....
1st - We're in a Gallery -> Sample Images forum. At no point did anyone ask for your $0.02.
2nd - One does not simply come in, tear apart another's copyrighted image w/o asking, re-post a badly photoshopped low rez version and stand on a box proclaiming to the entire forum ones clear superiority in every way. How embarrassing this must be for you, had you been born with any shame.
At lease that's how we roll where I'm from.
Maybe I'm just too Canadian.
The OP thanked me for my criticism. I certainly expect harsh criticism whenever I post anything (although I haven't received any yet, that I know of.)
The whole point of posting images in a gallery here, is for people to look, to comment, to enjoy. Corey, I think you might be in need of a chill pill the size of the meteor over Russia...But at least a couple users thought my edit was better. I do apologize if I offended anyone
for altering the image! And I apologize for not getting permission first. However, he did post it here in a public forum...the original posted image itself is not a full resolution image...and thus could never be printed even postcard size at high quality. I made no effort to remove the copyright tag, nor would I. If it had been a full resolution image...I would not have even attempted to copy and edit it.
I simply like the bridge and the picture, and wanted to show what I remember the color looking like, when I visited what must be almost the exact same location...also at night, back in 2005.
Cgdillan, I didn't mean to imply you were getting paid to do this shot, but I see where you would like to sell prints of it. I hope you do.
It's also nice to see that you are admitting you like a warmer color balance. That's fine, I even said it certainly is open to interpretation. I just didn't like what the color did to the bridge itself. It's an American Icon! If it were just the city or something else that wasn't painted orange, where the amber city lights would give a nice urban feel or something, then I wouldn't have thought as much about it.
Also, what I posted was not a reduced resolution picture...it is only barely smaller than his original post, due to the barrel correction edit that I did...unless of course someone else altered what I reposted and made that image smaller.
And the exif didn't show whether it was the f/2.8 or the new f/4 lens...or rather which f/2.8 it is (old or new). If that's the old f/2.8, then that appears to be quite a bit sharper than the one my cousin uses on his 5D3. I can only guess, but the corner sharpness is quite decent, and middle 2/3 is very sharp.