Comparing both photos looks like hakhak took his photo when the sky was darker, thus the street lights are relatively brighter as compared to the sky. If you see your photo the street lighting colours are there, however you will have to brighten it up and maybe tweak your white balance slightly
(Or if you have a photo taken at a slightly later timing it may be more similar, however usually you have to tweak your photo a bit for the colours to stand out more)
Hello thooneng, I don't mind. Thanks for your suggestions. No pp was done to this photo. Will try to play around with the colour next time when I have the pp software.
For those who wish to take this view of Paris, do remember to bring a longer-leg tripod. The railing that they installed on top of the tower was a little bit higher than the highest height that my tripod could go. As a result, I had to tilt my camera up as to avoid the view from being obstructed by the railing. This is the reason why the composition between the sky and the earth in this photo is not balance.
Last edited by costa777; 21st October 2015 at 08:19 PM.
I never compromise each time I am in some country shooting and not bring along my large 055 CF tripod. Why kick yourself once you get back to your hotel or SG and then regret not getting that shot right because you did not have the right tools for the right shot. heheh.
This is a great time to be in Photography... so many things are merging and making the art and creativity we call photography so much more fun and challenging.
Last edited by sammy888; 21st October 2015 at 09:00 PM.
A good photo's 45% you, 45% practice & 10% equipment. A bad photo share the same ratio.
With regards to photo editing software, if you are unwilling to pay for Adobe products, there are a number of free applications available. Well known examples are Picasa and Gimp.
May I know how to get the star-like sun effect like this photo? Thanks.
The most direct way would be to use a screw on star effect filter as shown in the link below. I believe it can be also done using post processing techniques.
The "starburst" appearance is caused by diffraction at the "corners" where the aperture blades overlap. The more blades and the less curved they are the better the star.Even "circular" aperture lenses become non-circular at small apertures.
With EVEN number of aperture blades the number of starburst rays is the same as the number of blades.
With ODD number of aperture blades you get twice as many rays as there are blades.
For night starbust, a tripod is mandatory
For day starbust you may get away without using tripod
I have learnt a lot from you all. Thanks a lot.
With GIMP you can enhance starburst effects and the such.
Another shareware powerful program... LZ
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