Lesson 10. Cityscape

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    Here is my work for lesson 10. Dhaka is not the best place to take cityscapes, maybe this lake area is one of the few places where there is some space and quiet to plan a shot. I hope it reaches the demands of the assignment.

    Duncan Rawlinson

    Hey Santiago,

    Thanks for submitting this lovely image.

    Here is the EXIF data for this photograph:
    [attachment=0:1s7xu9wa]DSC_6158 EXIF.png[/attachment:1s7xu9wa]
    Date Time Original: 2013:03:04 13:28:10
    Exposure Time: 1/50
    F Number: f / 18
    Exposure Program: Manual
    ISO Speed Ratings: 500
    Metering Mode: Pattern
    Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
    Focal Length: 50mm
    White Balance: Manual white balance
    Model: NIKON D7000
    Color Space: 1
    Pixel X Dimension: 4713
    Pixel Y Dimension: 3143
    User Comment:
    Date Time Digitized: 2013:03:04 13:28:10
    Subsec Time: 80
    Subsec Time Original: 80
    Subsec Time Digitized: 80
    Max Aperture Value: 4.60
    Light Source: Shade
    Sensing Method: One-chip color area sensor
    Custom Rendered: Normal process
    Exposure Mode: 1
    Digital Zoom Ration: 1
    Focal Length In 35mm Film: 75mm
    Scene Capture Type: Standard
    Gain Control: Low gain up
    Contrast: Normal
    Saturation: Normal
    Sharpness: Normal
    Subject Distance Range: Unknown
    ExifIFDPointer: 334
    PhotometricInterpretation: 32803
    Orientation: 1
    X Resolution: 72
    Y Resolution: 72
    Resolution Unit: 2
    Date Time: 2013:03:04 13:28:10
    Software: Aperture 3.2.4
    Artist: Santiago S.V.
    Copyright: Santiago S.V.

    So you have done exceedingly well here. You have managed to balance the scene very well with your composition.

    You have managed to balance your exposure,iso, and shutter speed very well here.

    The light is beautiful and the subject matter is excellent. I couldn’t be happier!

    Notice with these settings and your camera that you lose a bit of detail in the blacks but that’s ok.

    Also note how with this relatively high ISO you get a bit of noise in the details.

    I like that everything is in perfect focus and that you maximized your depth of field.

    The person in the boat is even looking right into your lens.

    The only minor note I would have would have been to wait for the light to get a bit softer. This would allow for a less harsh look. I would also like to have seen that dark tree on the right cropped out of the frame if possible.

    Overall you’ve done exceedingly well here and I’m happy that you clearly understood the assignment.

    Are you shooting in RAW?

    What software are you using on your computer?


    I am glad to hear that you liked it also technically, which is my main problem… hehe. Well, I did some shots later, with sunset more advance, but light was to little to have any detail, and I didn´t have tripod, so I had to go for this one, and the man on the boat also moved out of the scene, which made it less interesting. I did some shots from another location by the lake, but they are not that suitable for the assignment, perhaps I will upload them on Flickr.
    I didn´t notice the tree, but you are right, it would look better cropping it.

    And I use Aperture for my pictures, which I always shoot in RAW =)

    Duncan Rawlinson

    Great stuff.

    It sounds like you are making good decisions and improving as you go!

    I couldn’t ask for anything more!

    Don’t forget to try adobe lightroom when you get a chance. You won’t regret it!

    I used to use aperture as well.


    Sure I will more to lightroom as soon as I get a new computer, my current one is old and barely handles the size of my pics, I hope to get a new one in some months. So far I am quite comfortable with Aperture.

    Duncan Rawlinson


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