This is a shot that I took over the weekend. I like the scene, but I know it can be better. One of the things that is troubling me is the bright spotlights that become totally overblown when I use long exposures. When I tried to manually blend the image with another shot which is underexposed so that the well-lit areas aren't blown out, I get a image that is way too dark and of a different colour.
ISO 100, f14, 186s
Photo has had contrast clarity and saturation adjusted.
Manual blend of two images. 1 photo for the sky and river. 1 photo for the buildings.
I'm looking for input on how you would approach this scene instead.
In both post processing and taking the shot itself.
Thank you in advance.