Courthouse Butte light trails

Discussion in 'Landscape' started by Bob, May 13, 2018.

  1. Bob

    Bob Well-Known Member

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    I was out last night just fooling around at a new location I scouted out in Sedona and shot some car light trails. This is a five image stack because i couldn't get enough cars going through for one image. I would like to know what everyone thinks?
    Bob Courthouse Butte light trails.jpg
     
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    This might be one of the only times I have heard someone complain about not having enough traffic in Sedona :D

    It is an interesting effect and if you hadn't mentioned that you stacked images for the result I would not have guessed.
     
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    Super job with the stacking and light trails.
     
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    Hey Bob,

    This is really nice. The lights look really cool trailing like that and the stacking is seamless. I would look at removing the one shorter yellow trail that's much brighter then all of the rest in the middle area.
     
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    Thanks Jim,
    I will see if I can get that one trail out.
    Bob
     
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    That's one of the nice things about stacking - you probably have at least one image without that trail!

    Pretty cool shot. Courthouse Butte is really impressive in person but I've always struggled with compositions. I like what you've done. Have you played with darkening it some (maybe mostly the sky?) to give more of a night feel?
     
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    Hey Kyle,
    I have another series with a darker overall feel but I liked the lighter image a bit better because all the detail stands out better. Having said that the sky a bit darker may be just all I need to do. Thank you for your comments.
    Bob
     
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    Here is a version with Jim and Kyle's suggestions Courthouse light trails.jpg incorporated.
     

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