Saurabh Gupta  


New York at Dawn by Saurabh Gupta

June 2021 - New York at Dawn

About the Image(s)

This image was taken at an exchange place in New Jersey. I was always thinking of capturing these skylines at dawn. I reached a bit late when the sun was already in the sky and colors were not as magnificent as I had imagined. Though I tried a few snaps and this one is from one of them.

EXIF: Nikon D750
Lens 24.0-120mm f/4.0
ISO 640 24mm f/14 and 1/160 sec


14 comments posted




Mike Patterson   Mike Patterson
Hi Saurabh! Welcome to our group! We look forward to your comments as well as your own images. If New York at Dawn is any indication, we're in for a treat. This is a gorgeous cityscape. You captured it well. Nice balanced composition and perfectly sharp focus. The cloud cover provided some soft lighting that enabled the gray clouds to blend with the buildings and water. I encourage you to keep trying to capture that sun rise over the city. I think the colors and shadows would be spectacular. Great first image! Looking forward to seeing much more of your work.   Posted: 06/07/2021 09:29:10
Saurabh Gupta
Thank you Mike for your comment and suggestions. I will try capture sun over these buildings.   Posted: 06/07/2021 10:11:18



Theresa Rice   Theresa Rice
Welcome to the group! We're glad to have you join us.

This is a lovely cityscape. There are two very minor tweaks that might be suggested - one is to remove the dust spot about a quarter of the way in from the right, slightly above the city and between two of the taller buildings on that side. The other is to use a brush to lower the exposure and the highlights behind the buildings on the left to make that part of the sky more similar to its reflection.

In future shots, you might try moving a little to the left or right to move the tallest building slightly off-center and/or you may want to try a lower ISO/longer exposure to smooth out the reflections in the water.

Nice start!   Posted: 06/07/2021 15:45:44
Saurabh Gupta
Thank you for your comment. Somehow I got dust on my censor which I need to clean it. Left side is on the east where sun rises and created a different color. I will try this and see what is the out come. Though I am still learning lightroom.   Posted: 06/07/2021 16:04:29
Theresa Rice   Theresa Rice
Since you're still learning Lightroom, I'll recommend going with -.10 on exposure and no more than -15 on highlights. Anything more tends to start looking gray.   Posted: 06/07/2021 16:08:40
Mike Patterson   Mike Patterson
Lightroom is a great processing system. It's much easier to use than Photoshop. Unless you're a professional trying to do magazine quality images that need a lot of touching up, doing National Geographic type production, etc., with practice you can do in Lightroom nearly everything PS can do. I have PS but rarely use it. I'm a 99% Lightroom person, though I'm going to get Topaz so I can access its great sharpening capabilities.   Posted: 06/07/2021 17:13:25
Mike Patterson   Mike Patterson
By the way, most cameras get dust on their sensors. In Lightroom, you can darken your image and the dust spots magically appear. Then you can easily remove them with the spot removal tool.   Posted: 06/07/2021 17:16:12
Saurabh Gupta
Sure and next time will do some experiment on long exposure.   Posted: 06/07/2021 16:09:29



John Zhu   John Zhu
Welcome!
I love this image: the buildings, the reflection in the warter, and the beautiful blue sky. Good composition. At the left/right end of the image, the buildings are inward. Maybe LR vertical adjustment could help.   Posted: 06/08/2021 10:45:06
Saurabh Gupta
Thank you for you comment and suggestions. I will try it and post outcome.   Posted: 06/08/2021 19:29:21
Saurabh Gupta
Thank you for you comment and suggestions. I will try it and post outcome.   Posted: 06/08/2021 19:29:22



Paul McLaughlin   Paul McLaughlin
Perhaps it is the time of day but I think the image has a certain uniqueness about it. The color and the sky are just a little bit different than what I usually see. I like Theresa's suggestion about positioning the tallest buildings bit off center. you may have missed sunrise, but you came back with a very nice image.   Posted: 06/08/2021 12:12:28
Saurabh Gupta
Thank you for your comment and suggestions. Planning to visit again. But here we can only submit photographs monthly only which is very big limitations. I think two or three images should per permitted :)   Posted: 06/08/2021 19:30:55
Mike Patterson   Mike Patterson
If you reply to a comment, you always have the option of making the suggested changes and reposting. See the note under the reply section. Just choose the file or image and it will be reposted along with your comment. Anyway, this is a way you can easily test how the suggested edits work. I assume you can also post variations or different perspectives of the same scene. At least I've seen this done on other groups.   Posted: 06/09/2021 08:46:09



 

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