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    Hi everyone. This is my second time posting here. Here goes:



    1. In what area is critique to be sought?
    Composition and exposure. I am also experimenting in B&W processing.

    2. What one hopes to achieve with the piece of work?
    I wish to improve composition and exposure as I am a newbie.

    3. Under what circumstance is the picture taken?
    Late evening.

    4. What the critique seeker personally thinks of the picture
    I love the lights and I also love how the lines draw you to the middle of the pic.
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    Overall good effort and and pretty well executed. I like the bw conversion as well. Perhaps you can try boosting the shadows slightly more and pull back the bright highlights a little more to see how it works.

    The two largest lights on the bottom are a little distracting though. Maybe some dodging there or the use of black cards may help a little.

    Overall a good effort. Well done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daredevil123
    Overall good effort and and pretty well executed. I like the bw conversion as well. Perhaps you can try boosting the shadows slightly more and pull back the bright highlights a little more to see how it works.

    The two largest lights on the bottom are a little distracting though. Maybe some dodging there or the use of black cards may help a little.

    Overall a good effort. Well done.
    Thanks DD. I'll try boosting the shadows and dodging the 2 lights in front.

    BTW, can you please point me to where I can learn about black cards? I tried to search but different topics pop up. Thanks again.
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    Hi DD,

    Do you cover the entire lens using black cards or only areas you think would have the bight lights?

    Hi TS,

    There is a woman in white seating at the 2nd left pillar. :x

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    Quote Originally Posted by bananah
    Hi DD,

    Do you cover the entire lens using black cards or only areas you think would have the bight lights?

    Hi TS,

    There is a woman in white seating at the 2nd left pillar. :x
    Waaaaa I don't think that's a woman. This is taken near the Merlion. I don't think it's allowed to jump into the water and sit on the pillar. But yeah it eerily looks like a woman in white. Creepy...
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    For a black and white photo like this one, it is short on contrast.
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    Quote Originally Posted by coolthought View Post
    For a black and white photo like this one, it is short on contrast.
    Thanks coolthought, I'm currently doing PP and applying DD's suggestions. Adding more contrast.
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    Good attempt, rather similar to mine. I find the white lights disturbing imo.
    This is my attempt:

    Symmetry by derrickder, on Flickr

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    I'm a fan of BW as well and one reason for me being a fan of it is that its not as limiting as colour. I like how the lines converge to the bottom thrid as well as the light flare. Though I must say that the contrast is lacking.

    Try go wild and just go with high contrast =)
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    Okay, I tried to re-edit and here's what I came up with. I still feel there's something more that can be done here. Anyway, here goes:

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    Quote Originally Posted by bojee
    Okay, I tried to re-edit and here's what I came up with. I still feel there's something more that can be done here. Anyway, here goes:
    Bro, try a square crop. See how you like it.

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