Matt Conti  

Boston Skyline at Sunset by Matt Conti

October 2020 - Boston Skyline at Sunset

About the Image(s)

"Always carry your camera," they say. And that was good advice as I was walking back from the store and saw the sun hitting the Boston skyline creating this golden glow. I walked up a ramp on a parking garage and placed my camera on top of a ledge to get a one second exposure for just a bit of a blur in the clouds. I am not sure this is the most stunning composition though as it is pretty much the entire skyline with the local neighborhood treetops in the foreground. So, any suggestions welcome. Maybe a more detailed or a vertical crop somewhere?

Camera: Sony a7riv
Lens: Tamron 17-28mm f2.8
Focal Length: 26mm
Exposure: 1.0 sec at f / 13
ISO: 50

7 comments posted

Sherry Icardi   Sherry Icardi
Love this and the ingenuity to get the shot. I use to always carry a camera in my car but since the phones have such good cameras I stopped doing it....but I could never have gotten a shot as great as this from an iPhone. Boston is one of the few cities on the East Coast that I have not spent a great deal of time in and around. My daughter graduated from Tuft Vet school but only visited her there a few times. I should have gone to visit more!

The light on the buildings is beautiful, and so incongruous with the clouds but I've seen it here in Florida many times. We also have many rainbows as a result!

The anachronistic nature of the old buildings in the front and the skyscrapers in the back is intriguing and draws me into the scene. It is almost like two different cities! Very nice, love it!

I personally would not crop it I think the way you have presented it is great!   Posted: 10/09/2020 15:38:32

Debbie Bates   Debbie Bates
Matt, love the golden light on the buildings. Great composition with the three levels, trees, building and skyscapers. Nice shot! Makes you really want to check out all the wonderful detail you have captured in the image.   Posted: 10/09/2020 21:48:04

Dave Ficke   Dave Ficke
Great composition and love the layers in the image. The light reflection off the buildings you nailed it. The image is nice and sharp and the foreground with the trees adds to the contrast.

I might have tweeted the clouds a bit to give them more character.   Posted: 10/15/2020 16:24:55

Janos Demeter   Janos Demeter
The color palette is impressive, soft reddish buildings, blue-grey sky and green vegetation. I would have slightly dehazed the clouds to have more dramatic sky but this is only a personal taste.   Posted: 10/18/2020 04:25:16

Matt Conti   Matt Conti
I appreciate everyone's thoughtful comments. I think I will leave the framing 'as is' and work on the clouds a bit more. Thanks again!   Posted: 10/18/2020 05:16:57

Peter Cheung   Peter Cheung
Beautiful capture and colors. The dynamic tone and composition of the image are very nice. The picture is very sharp also. You can try to darken the sky a bit to make the image more dramatic. I think the image also looks really good in b&w with a dark and cloudy sky.   Posted: 10/19/2020 12:08:15

Ian Cambourne   Ian Cambourne
I'm a great fan of panoramas but with this one Matt, I agree that you should leave the cropping as is. The image works well for me as you have presented it.   Posted: 10/22/2020 03:05:15


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