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Having failed to capture some decent sunset pictures the other evening (as noted in the later entries to this post), I decided to go for sunrise instead.

 

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OK, I cheated a little bit - the white balance is set to 'daylight fluorescent', which makes it even more golden looking.

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So many cranes...

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I like #2 best with the sun behind the buildings. Have you thought about lifting the shadows just a touch to bring back some detail in the buildings?


Still trying.

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23 hours ago, Clactonian said:

I like #2 best with the sun behind the buildings. Have you thought about lifting the shadows just a touch to bring back some detail in the buildings?

 

I did try it, but wasn't sure about it.  As you've asked, I will give it another try.

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On 12/06/2019 at 20:19, Clactonian said:

I like #2 best with the sun behind the buildings. Have you thought about lifting the shadows just a touch to bring back some detail in the buildings?

  Here we go...

 

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Is that what you were thinking of or even lighter?  My thought is that it isn't quite as strong an image, but I can understand that there is a large area of black in there too which may not appeal.  Perhaps a tighter crop like the other picture is needed,  but then I'd loose the cranes and I only had one lens with me and couldn't get them in from the other side of the river.

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Yep, the lightened image is definitely more interesting, Chris. 

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Luc, Dallas & Mike, you might have convinced me.  The lighter one is growing on me.

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Posted (edited)

I also like the second image, but with the buildings brightened only as much like the first image.

 

The shapes of the buildings, especially the ones with the cranes on top of them, look attractive, but the clearly visible details of the facades makes the image a bit too busy for me.

 

I also prefer the original panoramic framing of the second image (with the treatment mentioned above).

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