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NIKON CORPORATION
Model
NIKON D70s
Shutter Speed
1/15 second
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F/2.0
Focal Length
50 mm
ISO Speed
400
Date Taken
Apr 18, 2009, 8:56:33 PM
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It's not a dark alley way... by yokie44 It's not a dark alley way... by yokie44
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Shot this, and a bunch of other low light shots with :iconloganb44: last night. i liked some of the color, though as usual I'm not too sure how I feel about the piece as a whole. Let me know if it's worth keeping around.

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I really enjoy this photo. Which alleyway was this? I feel like i should know that... Anyways I love the green light. It adds something that is unique to city life in my opinion. My only negatives are that i wish that the telephone booth had been fully included and not cut down the middle. Ya Know? And the display window in the right side of the frame i think might look better cropped out. I say this because again it is only partially there and it is a little illuminated. Over all I like it a lot. But you are away that I am bias toward night photography. I am interested to see what else you got that night...
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Now this is a very interesting urban piece. Great example of night shooting. The color is good; that green light on the wall of the alley is intriguing; it adds an air of mystery to it. You know, if this had been done in black and white, it would look like something straight out of a film noir (but I like it in color; I was just thinking). What I like most about this piece is its lack of time and geographical constraints; this could have been taken last night in London or seventy years ago in Chicago. I see a little room for improvement, of course - mainly compositional notes.

First, I agree with the first critique about the phone booth, but not exactly for the same reason. I think the whole frame needs to be shifted over to the right because as is, the left and right edges of the frame look incomplete - almost like you were so focused on the alley that you didn't really think about the edges of the frame. I think you should make the edge of that wall (with the light and the sign) the edge of your composition - that way we see more (if not all) of the phone booth on the right while still retaining the proper ambience.

Great work with exposure; night shots are challenging. ISO 400 was good for the lighting you had, and you did a good job managing to avoid a grainy shot. If you have a tripod, you might even want to try doing the same shot with ISO 200 or even 100. (I like to play with ISO speeds.)

Overall, very nicely done.
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Sophie-Sillman Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2009
Lovely piece of night photography which is very myseterious, i like it a lot :)
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yokie44 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks!
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TakeMeToAnotherPlace Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2009
You have been featured @ [link]
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yokie44 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
wooo, thanks x10
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smilelonger Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
helloo;
you've been featured here:
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go look. (:
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alanfotos Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2009
I really likes this pic. Apart from the building, I also liked the lighting and its effect on the building. Feels like in Slumdog Millioniare ;)

Well done man and obviously keep it up :)
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yokie44 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks x10, I'm glad you like it :]
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alanfotos Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2009
thank you for putting me a davwatch :)
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Thrill-Seeker Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2009  Professional Photographer
hey - ive featured this masterpiece in my news article - hope thats cool! ;) [link] :)
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lauramorgan Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2009   Photographer
This is a great shot.

In your artist comments it says your not sure about keeping it up. I think you really should. Its wonderful.
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:iconyokie44:
yokie44 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Yeah, it's really grown on me, and not just because i got a bunch of views. I'm not really sure why I didn't like it before o.O
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shida83 Featured By Owner May 3, 2009
Featured here =) [link]
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yokie44 Featured By Owner May 3, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
wooot! thanks :]
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Annetteks Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2009
I light the lighting and the different colors. The green and orange really work well together creating an atmosphere to the photo. The angle and the lines really pull the view into the photo. Nicely done.
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yokie44 Featured By Owner May 1, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Why thank you :] The green in the shot was really pretty delightful, in that i dont remember it being there when i took the shot. It's one of those low-light photo things that shows op on film (or digital0 that you dont actually see with the eye.. it was pretty exciting :]]]
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stephjones008 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2009
i really like it... the lighting is awesome. i'll give a shot at critiquing even though I have no idea what I'm talking about as of yet...

I'd say looking at this critically I couldn't even tell that that was a telephone booth until Loganb44 said something. I do agree with his idea to get the entire booth into the shot. Honestly what I think I would have done is keep out the booth all together. The angle is nice. You've got the rule of thirds down I think and I see how in trying to get to that you ran into the issue with the booth. The light above the sign bothers me but that is something that cannot be helped. The green light is erie and awesome and brings a sort of character to the photo. The landscape is really nice and I like what I think is graffiti on the walls. I might be thinking of the wrong lens but had you had (I think...) the wide angle lens you could have focused more on the alley way and gotten the booth and the wall that's to the left out of the picture and focused on the sign and the empty stairwell. I do like the photo overall though.

Wow... I probably have no idea what I'm talking about but i gave it a shot. You'll have to comment me back and let me know if I have any idea what I'm talking about. If not maybe I just made you laugh a little :P

Good photo overall though. Nice job tiger. :)
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yokie44 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the comment! A wide angle lens will cover a larger area, so to get a smaller area in a shot one either needs to move closer, or use a long (telephoto) lens. :]
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TheBlackFalcon Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2009  Student General Artist
very pretty, lovely angle :D
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yokie44 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
why thank you :]
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Julian-Faylona Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2009
wow! loving the colours and the atmosphere... good shot here! :clap:
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yokie44 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
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HippieVan57 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2009
i think it looks great, the lighting rocks :D
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yokie44 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks you! I totally got lucky with the lighting, and the colors... I have no idea where the green came from...
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HippieVan57 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2009
you're welcome
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Serphaet Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2009   Writer
I would write you a "critique" however I am not of premium status; therefore, I will merely comment. I really love the warm yellow color in this picture, but I wasn't quite so sure about the really bright light in the left corner, that isn't really your fault though, so overall I really like this picture and the scenery ties into the color really well.
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yokie44 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Yeah, the light bothers me too. There was a worse light off the right side of the frame that i had to crop out. Shooting at night makes it kind of tough to avoid the street lights. blech!
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Serphaet Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2009   Writer
Sorry about the five hundred year wait period between my comments, I really appreciate your stuff, I just have very little time to verbally appreciate it, sorry!

I just noticed I hadn't responded to this and that I haven't been commenting your work and I feel awful, sorry for the random message.
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