Good Day Fellow CSers,
1. in what area is critique to be sought?
I was hoping to hear some advice on how to handle the post processing and on the exposure.
I like the fireworks captured, but I was wondering if I should attempt to remove the smoke around the fireworks burst? Should I attempt to burn the background sky to make it darker to improve the contrast?
I'm looking for ways to make the image pop out more. I did a quick search on the internet, some mentioned that I could try playing with Tone Curves Darks Slider (I'm using ACR by the way).
I tried doing that, but it changed the overall appearance of the scene making it darker. Playing with the shadows managed to compensate it back.
I tried using a mask and a layer and increasing the brightness of the fireworks, but that proved to be too difficult with the smoke in the area. Or maybe I should burn the background. Or just leave it alone and hope for better conditions/wind direction the next time (perhaps its unavoidable?)
2. what one hopes to achieve with the piece of work?
I was trying to capture a clean fireworks shot with a simple view of the skyline in the background.
I wanted to include the MBS towers and the Garden domes to try a different composition, as most images are captured from the marina bay area.
3. under what circumstance is the picture taken? (physical conditions/emotions)
The image was shot with a focal length of 50 mm, an aperture of f/8 and a shutter speed of 1.5 seconds. It was slightly hazy, which explains the slight hazy look in the image.
4. what the critique seeker personally thinks of the picture
Personally, I like this image as the fireworks reminds me of a bouquet of flowers. This might be one of the more interesting images, I have shot. The rest of the fireworks shots seemed way too boring / not special.
I also love the fact of the reflections of the fireworks on the MBFC buildings on the left and on the water. In hindsight, I should have tilted my camera lower to capture more of the reflections on the water.
Thank you for your time.