Most isolated capital city in the world at night
by mike747Comment by Spork99:
Greetings from the Critique Club
I'll briefly talk about the technical stuff, since, based on your own comments and those you got during the challenge, you know the major problem is with sharpness.
I love the sky in this shot, too many people, when doing a cityscape like this make the sky black and the edges of the buildings get lost. Here, the overcast sky and the city's glow combine to give a surreal orange look to the sky.
From an aesthetic point of view, my eye is immediately drawn to the right half of the image, due to the pink and purple reflections on the water there and the fact that the reflections are more intense on the right side. The left half just isn't as interesting to me. If anything, you might try cropping most of the right half entirely.
The only other thing I might suggest would be to try HDR or something to expand your contrast range and keep the lights on the buildings from being blown out. It's just something to consider trying.Message edited by author 2006-12-03 15:14:31.