picture is divided into 3 areas (bridge, skyline and empty sky) with none being able to hold viewer's attention due to the lack of a subject of focus.
also, for usual night city skyine shots, can consider photographing before the sky darkens completely to capture some colours/details in the sky to add interest
image is soft. horizon is slanted unnecessary. colours and contrast need some improvement as they seem dull now.
very soft. framing is awkward. the scene looks incomplete (not wide enough to tell the environment, not close enough to examine the details)
very soft. a wider frame would be more interesting.
i am guessing that the softness in the pictures is due to unstable support for long shutter takes.
and reminder, please post 1 picture/1 series a week to allow for more indepth critiques from viewers. if series is intended, the pictures should be related (i.e. the series work as a single piece of work and should be viewed as such) :cheers:
Download the photo, then right click the file, properties and then under summary click advance.
Can see lots of stuffs there such as focal length, aperture, shutter speed, etc.
#1 is nice. Me like it lots
#2 is a little underexp. There's a significant canting (as you can see from the horizon.)
#3 doesn't say much imho.
#4 gives a little dark and misty feeling. Lower portion is underexp (btw, how to solve that?)
I believe your picture quality is being limited by your equipment.
However, just some things you can do.
1) Does your cam have APERTURE PRIORITY? (meaning, Av mode)
Shoot @ smaller aperture such as F5.6 or F8 for more Depth of Field else your pictures will look too soft. Recently shoot some sunsets with F8, works well~
2) Use tripod.
If you have a tripod, use it to reduce handshake since you'll be shooting at low shutter speed.
If don't have, please don't buy. Save $$ for your DSLR.
I believe digicams have their limits, this is one of them