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San Francisco Long Exposure Cityscapes!
« on: May 07, 2013, 10:44:43 PM »
Here are some of my landscapes or cityscapes of San Francisco shot on a 5DIII and a 24-70mm f/2.8L. Hope you enjoy! Thanks!

EDIT: Thank you for the criticisms! Highly appreciated.  :)


San Francisco Glow by BTNPhoto, on Flickr


San Francisco Bay Bridge by BTNPhoto, on Flickr


San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge by BTNPhoto, on Flickr
« Last Edit: May 08, 2013, 04:48:36 PM by btnphotography »
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San Francisco Long Exposure Cityscapes!
« on: May 07, 2013, 10:44:43 PM »

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Re: San Francisco Long Exposure Cityscapes!
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2013, 01:55:37 AM »
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Beautiful photos! I love SF 8) Thanks for posting.
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Re: San Francisco Long Exposure Cityscapes!
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2013, 06:01:59 AM »
Awesome pictures. Nice job!

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Re: San Francisco Long Exposure Cityscapes!
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2013, 07:09:47 AM »
Anyone could have taken those photographs as there is nothing special about them.

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Re: San Francisco Long Exposure Cityscapes!
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2013, 07:27:59 AM »
Anyone could have taken those photographs as there is nothing special about them.

Really constructive criticism(!)
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Re: San Francisco Long Exposure Cityscapes!
« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2013, 07:36:11 AM »
Anyone could have taken those photographs as there is nothing special about them.

Ah everything aside, that is gonna put some minds and keyboards into hyper activity... :)

And oh yes, is this forum really a place for posting "special" photographs, or is it to post "non-special" photos for getting helps, critics, and discussions going so that we can learn to ultimately take that "special" photographs?

(ah, my keyboard is in hyperactivity zone now)
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Need to learn a lot more.
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Re: San Francisco Long Exposure Cityscapes!
« Reply #6 on: May 08, 2013, 07:48:56 AM »
Anyone could have taken those photographs as there is nothing special about them.

Envious? or just not got any in a while?

This is a place for constructive criticism which helps to develop the skills not only of the person brave enough to stick their photos above the parapet but for all those who follow the thread.
Now go and drink a camomile tea and dont turn your computer back on until you've learned some manners.

Personally I like the photos. As you say in the comments of the first shot a little more water reflection might have been nice but I like the overall tones and the stars add something extra for me too.
The second shot is awesome in terms of the reflections but I feel there's something ever so slightly awkward about the crop. I cant quite put my finger on it.
I like the third one too. how long was the exposure. Might a longer exposure and a slightly more under exposed shot have given more reflection of the bridge itself in the water?

Thanks for posting ignore the morons
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Re: San Francisco Long Exposure Cityscapes!
« Reply #6 on: May 08, 2013, 07:48:56 AM »

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Re: San Francisco Long Exposure Cityscapes!
« Reply #7 on: May 08, 2013, 07:56:21 AM »

Anyone could have taken those photographs as there is nothing special about them.


I just looked up your profile for more inspirational photos and found this one

http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=5334.msg103060#msg103060

I guess difficult for anyone to take this?
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Re: San Francisco Long Exposure Cityscapes!
« Reply #8 on: May 08, 2013, 08:13:04 AM »
Nice shots and thank you for sharing.  I know it is difficult to get a good vantage point, but the bridge has been truncated on your shots.

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Re: San Francisco Long Exposure Cityscapes!
« Reply #9 on: May 08, 2013, 09:18:59 AM »
Anyone could have taken those photographs as there is nothing special about them.

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The second shot is awesome in terms of the reflections but I feel there's something ever so slightly awkward about the crop. I cant quite put my finger on it.
I like the second one because it makes the bridge look very dainty and elegant. I think it is the contrast of light and darkness that attracts me to the picture. Do you feel about the crop because it breaks the rule of thirds? I like it because it breaks that rule. I think the other thing is that a catenary is indeed a thing of beauty and this picture highlights that.

Thanks for posting ignore the morons
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Re: San Francisco Long Exposure Cityscapes!
« Reply #10 on: May 08, 2013, 09:27:01 AM »

Anyone could have taken those photographs as there is nothing special about them.


I just looked up your profile for more inspirational photos and found this one

http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=5334.msg103060#msg103060

I guess difficult for anyone to take this?


Ahahahahaha!

btnphotography, I really enjoyed the photos, thanks for posting!
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Re: San Francisco Long Exposure Cityscapes!
« Reply #11 on: May 08, 2013, 10:23:53 AM »
Anyone could have taken those photographs as there is nothing special about them.

Jerk!

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Re: San Francisco Long Exposure Cityscapes!
« Reply #12 on: May 08, 2013, 10:29:26 AM »
I was there last month, but was staying too far outside of the city to get any nighttime photos.  Next time...
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Re: San Francisco Long Exposure Cityscapes!
« Reply #12 on: May 08, 2013, 10:29:26 AM »

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Re: San Francisco Long Exposure Cityscapes!
« Reply #13 on: May 08, 2013, 10:29:45 AM »

Anyone could have taken those photographs as there is nothing special about them.


I just looked up your profile for more inspirational photos and found this one

http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=5334.msg103060#msg103060

I guess difficult for anyone to take this?


Personally, I liked your photographs of SF - thank you for posting them.

Do you have any pictures of penguins, so we can make a fairer comparison to dilbert's work?

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Re: San Francisco Long Exposure Cityscapes!
« Reply #14 on: May 08, 2013, 10:34:03 AM »
nice shots...i like the first one best.  as someone else said, the second one seems like it needs straightening or a different angle.

thanks for posting!
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Re: San Francisco Long Exposure Cityscapes!
« Reply #14 on: May 08, 2013, 10:34:03 AM »