1. In which area is critique or feedback to be given?
Composition, Processing and the whole works.
2. What were you hoping to achieve with this image?
I've shot some portraiture out here before and had felt that the view was pretty fetching. Hence, I decided to pick a spot here one evening with a bunch of like minded photographer buddies and we were having fun snapping away. What I was trying to achieve... A picturesque scene of the CBD from the angle.
3. Under what circumstance was the picture taken? (physical conditions/emotions)
Evening. Golden hour. I certainly did some processing to give it a certain chromish tint. I think it complements the scene well. Used a long exposure of 30s (iirc) with an ND8 filter. And added a little selective sharpening on the edges of the buildings in the background. The dynamic range of the scene was too much for my camera to handle so I had to choose to sacrifice something. Hence the slight washout of the area with the sun. Though I tried to darken it during post, it wasn't perfect.
4. Thread-starter's personal thoughts about the image.
Didn't get much nice clouds or dragging. But I really liked this one shot where the sun underwent a starburst effect. And I loved the position of the setting suc. Niceley in between the two buildings. If you notice, it looks like the sun has taken a bite out of one corner of one tower.
The water could have been smoother. But I couldnt get a decent shot that had no disturbance from a passing boat. Even with a ND 8 filter and draggeing the shuttier, I could make it pefectly smooth. Lack the skill to pp it to be silky smooth.
Do share your thoughts. Thanks in advance!