noise could be due to long exposure , even if your iso is at 100.
and though you might have wanted messy , it just doesn't appeal to most.
we're all trying to get better. getting angry won't help anyone.
i quite like your third shot though. although like ggodetucsamoht said , the bottom left hand corner is quite distracting. probably cropping it off would be better.
Personally, I feel the last photo has the most potential. The steaks of coloured lights of blue and yellow attracts me. Who cares if its noisy? :bsmilie:
For number 1, it's just normal bokeh. Nothing special really.
For number 2, messy is what you want. Fine. But it can be messy in the nice way. Far too overexposed to be nice IMO. And I would find a better spot for this photo too. I would rather see more colours (traffic lights) rather than all yellow.
:bsmilie: Take it easy. Like my teacher always tell me, the truth always hurts. :bsmilie:
#1 - just bokeh, nothing very special to it, think of something new to do, how to make the bokeh work for you, instead of just shooting for the sake of having a go. there are loads of interesting examples out there, you only have to search.
#3 - what do you think people will think when they see the picture? does it make them think more? is it your intention to make them think more, or just present a few strands of light? most people will demand that you make them think more.