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    1. in what area is critique to be sought?
    I would like to receive some comments on my photo technique so that i can improve myself further.

    2. what one hopes to achieve with the piece of work?
    I had used long exposure to have smoother water surface.

    3. under what circumstance is the picture taken? (physical conditions/emotions)
    Taken at 7.30pm. Using Canon 10-22mm lens, f/13, 52sec, focal length 19mm, iso125

    4. what the critique seeker personally thinks of the picture?
    I personally am happy with the result of the water as this was my first time trying out open shutter. However, i had zoom in too much, probably if i zoom out further, i would have better composition.

    I am hoping to receive some comments from the senior here. Thank you.

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    I feel your "zoom"/cropping is ok, and have a good overall composition/theme, and nice color.
    I would shift my frame up to include 5 to 10 percent more sky, and 5 to 10 percent less water (from the bottom).
    There is unfortunately a reddish-grey cloud screening the beautiful white cloudscrape at the back which prevent this nice pic to be perfect.
    For taking evening/night shot, its better to use bracketing (exposures) to pick the most contrasty image.
    Great work! keep it up!
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    Quote Originally Posted by CZJena View Post
    I feel your "zoom"/cropping is ok, and have a good overall composition/theme, and nice color.
    I would shift my frame up to include 5 to 10 percent more sky, and 5 to 10 percent less water (from the bottom).
    There is unfortunately a reddish-grey cloud screening the beautiful white cloudscrape at the back which prevent this nice pic to be perfect.
    For taking evening/night shot, its better to use bracketing (exposures) to pick the most contrasty image.
    Great work! keep it up!
    Noted on your comments and thank you

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    Quote Originally Posted by CZJena
    I feel your "zoom"/cropping is ok, and have a good overall composition/theme, and nice color.
    I would shift my frame up to include 5 to 10 percent more sky, and 5 to 10 percent less water (from the bottom).
    There is unfortunately a reddish-grey cloud screening the beautiful white cloudscrape at the back which prevent this nice pic to be perfect.
    For taking evening/night shot, its better to use bracketing (exposures) to pick the most contrasty image.
    Great work! keep it up!
    Sorry for my noob question. How does bracketing works?

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    Quote Originally Posted by richardchua85 View Post
    Sorry for my noob question. How does bracketing works?
    Not going to hijack too much into other people's thread. But you can read up the theory behind bracketing here,

    Bracketing - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    I am not a photographer, just someone who happened to have a couple of cameras.
    My lousy shots

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    Nice take. The exposure is just nice but I think the slanting reflection makes the picture unbalance. Cropped from a corner of your original shot?

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    Hi, my views:
    - Personally prefer more of the water, as the reflection of the supertrees had been chopped off.
    - Increase dynamic range a little more so that the lake can be brighter. This can be done by lifting the shadows, bracketing shots as suggested and blend with PS or photomatix, or using GND, or using black card technique. You can google each of the techniques for more info.

    Very good attempt! Keep shooting

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    Quote Originally Posted by KY1977
    Nice take. The exposure is just nice but I think the slanting reflection makes the picture unbalance. Cropped from a corner of your original shot?
    Hi, it was from my original shot

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    Quote Originally Posted by wonglp
    Hi, my views:
    - Personally prefer more of the water, as the reflection of the supertrees had been chopped off.
    - Increase dynamic range a little more so that the lake can be brighter. This can be done by lifting the shadows, bracketing shots as suggested and blend with PS or photomatix, or using GND, or using black card technique. You can google each of the techniques for more info.

    Very good attempt! Keep shooting
    Hi, thank you for your time looking at my photo. Do you mean by doing bracketing to get multiple exposure and blend it in photoshop through HDR?

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    Quote Originally Posted by skinnywitch View Post
    Hi, thank you for your time looking at my photo. Do you mean by doing bracketing to get multiple exposure and blend it in photoshop through HDR?
    Afaik. Exposure blending with multiple exposure bracketed shots is different from HDR. Blending gives a more realistic result personally while increasing the dynamic range. There's still a chance of overdoing it, i.e. the foreground (usually the darker side) becomes brighter than background (brighter side).

    A few sites you can explore. Hope that helps.

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    Exposure Blending in Photoshop Layers Magazine Layers Magazine

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    Quote Originally Posted by skinnywitch View Post
    Hi, thank you for your time looking at my photo. Do you mean by doing bracketing to get multiple exposure and blend it in photoshop through HDR?
    Afaik. Exposure blending with multiple exposure bracketed shots is different from HDR. Blending gives a more realistic result personally while increasing the dynamic range. There's still a chance of overdoing it, i.e. the foreground (usually the darker side) becomes brighter than background (brighter side).

    A few sites you can explore. Hope that helps.

    Digital Blending
    Exposure Blending in Photoshop Layers Magazine Layers Magazine

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    Quote Originally Posted by wonglp View Post
    Afaik. Exposure blending with multiple exposure bracketed shots is different from HDR. Blending gives a more realistic result personally while increasing the dynamic range. There's still a chance of overdoing it, i.e. the foreground (usually the darker side) becomes brighter than background (brighter side).

    A few sites you can explore. Hope that helps.

    Digital Blending

    Exposure Blending in Photoshop Layers Magazine Layers Magazine
    The website is so cool. Thank you for the tips. I shall try it out tonight. Thank you

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