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The Art of Photography => User Critiques => Topic started by: PhillyPhotographer on March 20, 2009, 08:48:46 PM

Title: Foggy Philadelphia Skyline
Post by: PhillyPhotographer on March 20, 2009, 08:48:46 PM
Tell me what you think.
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3440/3368690061_303b5cde46_o.jpg)
Title: Foggy Philadelphia Skyline
Post by: DarkPenguin on March 20, 2009, 10:07:55 PM
You can't really tell that the top is so light due to fog.

Need to contemplate this some more.
Title: Foggy Philadelphia Skyline
Post by: wolfnowl on March 21, 2009, 01:36:48 AM
I like the top half, but because of the flow I find the reflections in the water just distracting.  I'd probably crop it below the bridge.  The top half reminds me of Christmas lights!

Mike.
Title: Foggy Philadelphia Skyline
Post by: PhillyPhotographer on March 23, 2009, 07:31:07 PM
Thanks for the opinions so far.
Title: Foggy Philadelphia Skyline
Post by: John R on March 23, 2009, 08:51:17 PM
A difficult photo to critique. On first glance, I confess to liking it. But as Penguin says, it is difficult to determine whether it is fog or not, except by your title. Some of the lit areas at the top look as though they are washed out, but somehow are muted by converting to BW.  So I guess, I like it.

JMR
Title: Foggy Philadelphia Skyline
Post by: Joe Behar on March 23, 2009, 09:00:42 PM
It confuses me.

The lights say its night, the sky says its daytime, the reflection in the water says its night, but how can the reflection be so much darker than  the sky?

if this was a traditional print form a negative I'd say you dodged the top part too much.
Title: Foggy Philadelphia Skyline
Post by: PhillyPhotographer on March 23, 2009, 10:34:34 PM
Quote from: Joe Behar
It confuses me.

The lights say its night, the sky says its daytime, the reflection in the water says its night, but how can the reflection be so much darker than  the sky?

if this was a traditional print form a negative I'd say you dodged the top part too much.

It was exposed for the top (city) F/8 30 seconds and I burned the bottom to increase the contrast.


I heard people say the same thing about Josef Hoflehner's photo of China.

http://www.josefhoflehner.com/china2008/02.html (http://www.josefhoflehner.com/china2008/02.html)
Title: Foggy Philadelphia Skyline
Post by: DarkPenguin on March 24, 2009, 12:45:53 PM
Quote from: PhillyPhotographer
It was exposed for the top (city) F/8 30 seconds and I burned the bottom to increase the contrast.


I heard people say the same thing about Josef Hoflehner's photo of China.

http://www.josefhoflehner.com/china2008/02.html (http://www.josefhoflehner.com/china2008/02.html)

Ooo!  Thanks for that one!
Title: Foggy Philadelphia Skyline
Post by: situgrrl on March 24, 2009, 04:26:36 PM
It spooks me a little, it's not quite balanced.  I kind of like that.
Title: Foggy Philadelphia Skyline
Post by: framah on March 24, 2009, 05:12:01 PM
I know Philthydelphia and that could be smog!!    
Personally, I think the bottom part is too dark. It seems too disconnected from the top.
Nice shot of the city, tho

You want a great place to shoot the city.. .  I did this once a long time ago. I walked out along the Ben Franklin Bridge and then jumped the gate to get onto the catwalk over the road where the lane lights are. When you stand up your head is just over the top of the catwalk so you don't stand out up there.  A good time is sunset.

'Course, now you would probably be arrested by homeland security. Sigh.

'Course, now I wouldn't make it over the gate!! Sigh.
Title: Foggy Philadelphia Skyline
Post by: PhillyPhotographer on March 24, 2009, 09:29:00 PM
Quote from: framah
I know Philthydelphia and that could be smog!!    
Personally, I think the bottom part is too dark. It seems too disconnected from the top.
Nice shot of the city, tho

You want a great place to shoot the city.. .  I did this once a long time ago. I walked out along the Ben Franklin Bridge and then jumped the gate to get onto the catwalk over the road where the lane lights are. When you stand up your head is just over the top of the catwalk so you don't stand out up there.  A good time is sunset.

'Course, now you would probably be arrested by homeland security. Sigh.

'Course, now I wouldn't make it over the gate!! Sigh.

I know that bridge too well.

http://luminous-landscape.com/forum/index....showtopic=25874 (http://luminous-landscape.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=25874)
Title: Foggy Philadelphia Skyline
Post by: PhillyPhotographer on March 24, 2009, 09:34:41 PM
Someone just bought the first one and here it is matted next one of Boston's skyline done by Lance Keimig
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3428/3382750525_d6fbb8600d_o.jpg)
Title: Foggy Philadelphia Skyline
Post by: framah on March 25, 2009, 10:05:14 AM
Nice!! They seem to look better as you just showed them then the first posted image.  Maybe my eyes are going bad.    

I do miss the city, tho.