Nice article Erez. The notes on composition are definitely helpful.
There isn't that much difference. Open both up in a separate tab and blink the images. All he did was brighten the lower right corner, brightened the other foreground elements, added a bit of contrast to the foreground, and added saturation. The difference is nothing compared to some of the raw editing I do in Lightroom.
Don't take this the wrong way, but here's a quick and dirty before and after edit using only things I mentioned:
hymanshu: How did you take it with 18-55mm lens? Did you shoot multiple pics and stitched them together?
Yes, I stitched it up on my computer.
What about other sea mammals, e.g. whales?
dmartin92: A great photo.
This won't be possible in a few years, right ?
Aren't they going to replace the Bay Bridge ? Or am I mistaken ?
On the other side of Treasure Island, to the east, they already have something new, but to the west (the direction this photo is taken), all that is going to change too ?
In some ways, the Bay Bridge is a bit beautiful.
I think of Dustin Hoffman driving across the Bay Bridge, in "The Graduate", and the idea that the Bay Bridge will be going away, and that seems sad, even if it is for the best that that it be replaced with something more "earthquake resistant".
Yes the eastern span is nearing completion, but the western suspension bridge has already been seismically retrofitted (and thus won't be replaced). I think I may have one of the last shots the cantilever bridge that is the eastern section, taken at dawn during the same photo trip:
lol 55mm on a 70-200 lens :-P
Mike Ronesia: WOW, this is a wonderful photo. How many shots?
Thank you! I took a total of 7 shots for this one. I also have 2 more panoramas similar to this, but taken earlier when the sun was just setting.
If anyone is interested, this photo is also available as a print:http://www.zazzle.com/san_francisco_twilight_panorama_poster-228624653217935009
DFish: Personally I would think stacking photos is a little unfair as it could potentially put others at a disadvantage. It's not a real photo. Just my 2 cents.
Not really. Most consumer DSLRs can only have an absolute max exposure time of 30 minutes (and even then CCD noise becomes an issue). So it would actually put an unfair advantage on those with DSLRs, compared to for example film users who can go for hours.
By your same argument, HDR shots would also qualify as "not a real photo" since it involves stacking multiple exposures. By the same token would you say the method of focus stacking is also "unfair?"
kasto: This had my vote. Amazing shot!
Thank you! I probably got as much as I can out of this raw file.
It's spelled "Berkeley."
Hey guys, just noticed all the comments here, thanks for the congrats as well! This was taken from Yerba Buena Island (which is adjacent to the island the San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge goes over) looking west-southwest.
The panorama was merged from 6 or 7 separate shots (can't remember at the moment) using Hugin. Exposure blending was difficult due to the sunset on the right, and balancing it with the dark sky on the left.
lol. reading instructions phail.
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