|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|This is a shot of the St. Louis skyline as seen from the area surrounding the Arch of St. Louis. I hope you enjoy.|
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I like the view and how you have tried to used a natural frame. In some cases I like lens distortion, but then it needs to be very obvious and extreem. In this case the lens distorsion isn't enough to give me that idea. I would in this case correct it so that the buildings are standing up straight. I am not sure why you used a ND filter. The only thing this filter will do is to slow down the shutter speed, and there is nothing that can benefit from it. It did result in a slightly hazy photo which can be corrected with adjusting the levels. Better to use a grad ND or a CP filter.
P.S. An aperture of 3.5 doesn't do you much good on getting a good DOF. Better to use a smaller one.
- [2010-05-23 5:58]
I think this shot has a lot of potential, and Niek has given some excellent advice and suggestions. When I first looked at this, the main thing that stood out for me is the lens distortion, which I also think doesn't work properly in this case. It will take a bit of work to correct in pp, but I think it would be worth it. I would suggest trying an aperture of f/10 for greater DOF.