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Re: San Francisco Long Exposure Cityscapes!
« Reply #30 on: May 08, 2013, 10:01:45 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

Hi BTN, I notice this is only your 4th or 5th Post, so not only were you brave to Post Images, but even braver to ask this Forum for Criticism, and as you have found out, the majority of people that involve themselves in the Forum, are dedicated Photographers of varying levels and only too willing to offer advise in any amount of ways to help other Photographers in a Positive way.

Some, like Neuro are not only accomplished Photographers, but exceptionally technical, Chaps like Gary Samples, rpt, Bdunbar79, serendipity etc etc, are a little of both, privatebydesign knows a huge amount about about Flash Photography, I've learnt heaps from these Guys on this forum, but.

You also have the Michele's and Dilberts, it's an open forum so you cant keep them out, if nothing else they do have humour value, albeit you need to develop a thick skin and learn to ignore the negativity of the down and outs of the world, they are generally born this way, so we need some compassion, and an occasional very large stick doesn't hurt, well I guess it does actually.

Onto the Photos, I love this City, one of my favourites after Florence, you've done an excellent job of exhibiting the City in your Photos, and like all Photographers, you have room to move your skill levels upward, I hope being involved with this Forum allows that to happen. I think well done & welcome to CR.
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Re: San Francisco Long Exposure Cityscapes!
« Reply #30 on: May 08, 2013, 10:01:45 PM »

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Re: San Francisco Long Exposure Cityscapes!
« Reply #31 on: May 08, 2013, 10:12:12 PM »
Anyone could have taken those photographs as there is nothing special about them.

-1....I can see your talent through photo below :-\  ;D
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Re: San Francisco Long Exposure Cityscapes!
« Reply #32 on: May 08, 2013, 10:13:56 PM »
Oh, I did mean to mention.

Dilbert, from memory this is what Penguins look like, for future reference.

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Re: San Francisco Long Exposure Cityscapes!
« Reply #33 on: May 08, 2013, 10:15:41 PM »
Oh, I did mean to mention.

Dilbert, from memory this is what Penguins look like, for future reference.

Thanks eml58 ...YEAP "this is what Penguins look like, for future reference"
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Re: San Francisco Long Exposure Cityscapes!
« Reply #34 on: May 09, 2013, 02:17:01 AM »
Remarkable photo Neuro! And love yours also btnphotography. Ignore the naysayers btn ::)

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Re: San Francisco Long Exposure Cityscapes!
« Reply #35 on: May 09, 2013, 04:03:09 AM »
I wondered how this thread ran up a high post count so fast - I was hoping for lots of images, instead it's just dilbert being a rude ass and the fallout from that.  How disappointing.  Dilbert, are you sure you know a good picture from a bad one?  It's a bit more subjective than knowing the difference between a camera and a lens, and since you have trouble comprehending the latter, I question your ability to judge the former.

How did you manage to use a TS lens with that and still come out with your parallels incorrect?

The left side of the image is ok (technically) but the rotunda is just all wrong. The right side is higher than the left? The dome on the top looks like it is mounted on a slope?

No, I'm not sure that I know a good picture from a bad one, but I do know an unremarkable one from a remarkable one. Most night time photos fall in the unremarkable category as far as I'm concerned.

Your a very Funny Guy Dilbert, you've managed to insult everyone in this thread that's posted an Image, with the exception of your own image, very credible.

And it would appear you know about as much on the subject of "Fairy Penguins" as you do on Photography.

I originally come from Australia, I also Scuba Dive & do Underwater Photography, in the Southern waters of Australia, Fairy Penguins can be seen all day every day in their hundreds, if your close to Rocks & small Islands they're a PIA as they tend to surround you, all during the Day, you may be right about where they live "Under rocks", I wouldn't know about that as I don't live in that sort of neighbourhood.
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Re: San Francisco Long Exposure Cityscapes!
« Reply #36 on: May 09, 2013, 04:10:21 AM »
It's not a long exposure but here is one of the POFA taken Oct 2009 shortly after I got my first DSLR (Rebel XSi). I was such a noob that I only ever shot in program mode and jpeg. Kit lens EF-S 18-55mm @21mm, F4, 1/50sec, ISO 200, handheld and pp in image browser. I hope I have improved a bit since then and would like to try another shot with my 7D next time I'm in SF.
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Re: San Francisco Long Exposure Cityscapes!
« Reply #36 on: May 09, 2013, 04:10:21 AM »

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Re: San Francisco Long Exposure Cityscapes!
« Reply #37 on: May 09, 2013, 05:43:39 AM »
If you post stuff for a critique, then don't be dissapointed if you get one.  Not everybody is going to absolutely love your stuff (unless you use flickr the home of facile sycophancy).  Sometimes you are wrong.  Sometimes they are wrong. 

If you are doing it for a hobby (like me) then it doesn't really matter, keep doing it your way and keep enjoying it.
If you are doing it for a living, then unfortunately the client is always right, or you aren't getting paid.

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Re: San Francisco Long Exposure Cityscapes!
« Reply #38 on: May 09, 2013, 07:28:29 AM »
I wondered how this thread ran up a high post count so fast - I was hoping for lots of images, instead it's just dilbert being a rude ass and the fallout from that.  How disappointing.  Dilbert, are you sure you know a good picture from a bad one?  It's a bit more subjective than knowing the difference between a camera and a lens, and since you have trouble comprehending the latter, I question your ability to judge the former.

But back to the topic at hand (sort of, not a full cityscape but at least a long exposure in SF)...



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Re: San Francisco Long Exposure Cityscapes!
« Reply #39 on: May 09, 2013, 08:47:51 AM »
Anyone could have taken those photographs as there is nothing special about them.

Really constructive criticism(!)

If you want to make your photos stand out, there needs to be something special about them, be it style, composition, post, etc.

I suppose dawn/dusk/night photos that are long exposure is a phase that photographers go through.

So my advice is go take a bunch more long exposure night time photos and get it out of your system.

Perhaps true, but then civility is a phase most adult humans eventually grow into. Stay on the path, and eventually you get there.

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Re: San Francisco Long Exposure Cityscapes!
« Reply #39 on: May 09, 2013, 08:47:51 AM »