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Violet Night by donnymurph Violet Night by donnymurph
On the Brisbane River, overlooking Kangaroo Point and Downtown Brisbane. This is the first shot I uploaded onto dA with my D5100.

Location: New farm, Queensland, Australia

Camera: Nikon D5100
Lens: Nikkor 50mm f/1.8


2-shot stitch.

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Comments and critique welcome.
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I like the overall composition and the angle of the shot. You limited the negative space at the top which is a big improvement fro your other city type work, and the pastel nature of the river in front of the city just makes it look all the better. Nighttime is where you get iconic shots like this and its nice to see you continuing to take shots after hours. You caught a lot of the really big buildings, and with more shots like these, people will start to notice that there is a lot more to Australia, than just the Opera House. Great work!
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Molot Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
What have you changed?
To bad you couldn't get above the wireframes on the bottom right.
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donnymurph Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Just removed the watermark.

The mooring in the foreground is a bit of a shame, but I still like the composition even with them in there.
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toonham Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice lighting. Also, a pretty good use of the rule of thirds.
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donnymurph Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :)
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DrawerofAnime Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome looking shot. I never knew Australia could look like this, it's so...so colourful and pretty :iconawwplz:
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donnymurph Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Are you one of those people that just picture Australia as being desert? =P

Thanks for the fave by the way! :)
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DrawerofAnime Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No, I picture it as how I remember seeing it from the movie Finding Nemo when I was younger, a city near the coast with the Sydney Opera House and a whole lot of boats waiting by the docks :P
Ur welcome
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donnymurph Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
All 7 of our large cities (those with 500k people or more) are either built on the coast or their suburbs stretch to the coast. It's great. :) 80% of Australians live within 50km of the coast.
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DrawerofAnime Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oooooo I did NOT know that, well like they say "you learn something new everyday"
So any new pics?
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donnymurph Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Well, I've uploaded one new one [link] but I took a whole bunch last night that need to be processed and uploaded.
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Galm03 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
what a wonderful city! :iconbegplz:
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donnymurph Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
It's pretty nice. A nice relaxed vibe too.
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Galm03 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
whoa... I would want to live there!
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donnymurph Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
It's a pretty nice city. The weather is warm all year round, and the people are pretty laid-back.
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Galm03 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
awww, come on, man! my entire country is a gangs war zone!
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donnymurph Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
That sucks. :( There's gang wars in Australia too, but they aren't very big.
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Galm03 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
here in the streets, in the night, when you look foward, a gangster.

When you turn back... another gangster. And when you want to avoid both of them, there`s another gangster. :iconscaredplz:
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donnymurph Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Damn. Here, there's bikie gangs, but they won't fuck with you if you don't fuck with them. Sydney and Melbourne also have racial gangs, but you don't see much of the activity unless you go looking for it. Even in the "bad" suburbs at night. Most gang activity in Australia goes on behind closed doors.

I've heard a lot of bad things about Central and South America. Everyone that lives there seems to hate it.
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MicheleHansen Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You got some good critiques, which I am absolutely unqualified to give. I just like it. A lot.
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donnymurph Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much! I appreciate the sentiment. Thanks for the :+devwatch: as well!
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KaysThoughts Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012
wonderful shot :heart:
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donnymurph Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :)
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KaysThoughts Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012
You're very welcome :heart:
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BlackInfinity666 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
nice shot, I really like all the colors reflected in the water and the perspective to.
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DanielleMiner Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
great shot :)

loving that bridge
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donnymurph Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Cheers. :)

Still getting declined by the more elite groups though... Gotta keep pushing myself!
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WiDoWm4k3r Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Check this article out, purists tend to stick to these rules for composition =)
[link]
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donnymurph Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Yeah, I know the Rule of Thirds. As for the Golden Mean, I definitely know about it, but never realised people use it for photo composition... Might have to gove that one a try!
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WiDoWm4k3r Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Lol My bad =P
I don't really follow them a great deal for panoramas but other shots I try.
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donnymurph Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
All good man. I know quite a bit about my craft now, but there's always more to learn and I'm learning more every day. So I definitely appreciate advice of any type.

Hell, it wasn't until after I got my Nikon that I discovered the difference between AF and AF-S. (Found an awesome place in Brisbane by the way, that hires out heaps of Nikkor, Sigma and Tokina lenses... Great way to try before I buy!)
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WiDoWm4k3r Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
It all comes with time, AF-S is AKA AF to some manufacturers, with the AF-C counterpart (C for constant) =)
Your camera will teach you about metering too, the Entry Nikon cameras are really good for educational purposes, something Pentax doesn't have, I had to research to figure my camera out lol
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donnymurph Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm fairly comfortable with metering; although I usually just ignore the readout for long exposures in low light.
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WiDoWm4k3r Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
That happened to me for ages, I wouldn't take it personally =)
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donnymurph Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I've got one photo which was accepted into a couple of elitist groups, but that's it. Just gotta keep improving and they will start getting accepted.
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WiDoWm4k3r Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You get a good sense of satisfaction when a shot is accepted =)
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donnymurph Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Definitely... I don't reckon it's as good as this one though... [link]
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WiDoWm4k3r Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
That's a pretty awesome shot!
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donnymurph Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I worded that wrong... The Surfers Paradise photo is in a few galleries of elite groups, but I don't think it's as good as the Brisbane shot (at least not from a technical point of view). Glad you like it though!
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Zlata-Petal Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
This work has been featured in my new Journal :tighthug:
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donnymurph Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much! :)
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Zlata-Petal Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Always welcome :heart:
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worldphotography1 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012
very nice shot
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donnymurph Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :)
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worldphotography1 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012
most welcome
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Molot Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Night on low ISO - yay that's what I like :D
But honestly, is there any difference between ISO 100 and 200 on that sensor? Long exposition can cause thermal noise on sensor, so ISO 200 and 15s time might give more smooth result. Of course we will never see the difference on the net's resolution anyway. Just asking.
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donnymurph Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
It's worth a try, but I didn't have much of a noise issue anyway (there was a little but I removed it in Adobe Camera Raw). I actually wanted to stop the aperture down to f/22 and shoot in bulb, but I took the wrong connection for my remote shutter so I had to make do with the 30 seconds. I do like the glassy water that you get with a 30 second exposure.
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Molot Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
As long as the thermal noise from warming up sensor is not a problem, it's fine and I like longer times too. And I like the effect here.
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donnymurph Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
It's definitely something I'll keep in mind, although I have noise-reduction software to combat the issue. For a longer, more exhaustive photoshoot though, I can imagine that my sensor would get quite hot and it would be more of an issue (I only shot in this spot for about 10 minutes).
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NIKON CORPORATION
Model
NIKON D5100
Shutter Speed
30/1 second
Aperture
F/8.0
Focal Length
50 mm
ISO Speed
100
Date Taken
Jan 5, 2012, 9:18:20 PM
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Adobe Photoshop CS5 Windows
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