Wendy Stanford  

City Lights by Wendy Stanford

February 2021 - City Lights

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Canon 7D 30.0 sec @ f16, ISO 100 focal length 70.0mm

This image is of the main street of the City of Albury near where I live,

It is taken from a railway bridge at the northern end facing to the war monument on the hill.

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6 comments posted

Judith Ponti-Sgargi   Judith Ponti-Sgargi

This is a good example of a night image and you thought through your perspectiveand. You created a strong starburst in the lights. The street lights and car trails lead the eye through your composition. The tree bottom right gives clues to depth.

For me, the interesting part of the image is the city life, not the sky. You might consider cropping off some of the top from the image. On my feedback attached, I cropped down, and put the centre line through the structure on the top of the hill to create visual assymetry.

You may wish to check the white balance in your image because there is a strong yellow cast from the lights. Also you might want to apply more sharpening and noise reduction. To remove the color cast, I used the auto temperature ajust in LR. sh to check out your noise reduction and sharpening. I applied Topaz Studio 2 AI clear noise reduction and sharpening filter.   Posted: 02/07/2021 15:20:42
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Wendy Stanford   Wendy Stanford
Thanks for your critique Judith, I like what you have achieved with the white balance, I feel you may have over sharpened slightly giving the image a harsh appearance, I'm not sure of the square crop as I felt the portrait orientation added depth to the image, I do agree some could be cropped off the top though.   Posted: 02/13/2021 05:05:43

Barbara Dunn   Barbara Dunn
Nice color contrast of the deep sky blue against the city lights. The capture of the many moving vehicle do a great job of leading our eye to the monument at the top of the hill. Beautiful clarity and great starburst effect.   Posted: 02/08/2021 18:39:24

Timothy Morton   Timothy Morton
A very nice illustration in the blue hour allowing to take the viewer from the bottom to the top seeing the wonderful of the blue colour.   Posted: 02/10/2021 05:07:37

Paul Swepston   Paul Swepston
Nice composition and the car light streaks really add to the feel of being in a city at night.   Posted: 02/11/2021 14:06:05

Steven Wharram   Steven Wharram
I love the perspective as it looks as though you are looking down into the town and then up the other side towards the tower. The light trails guide you through the image. I would crop some of the sky, perhaps only half though, to move the attention downwards.   Posted: 02/12/2021 08:11:42