A View from the Room

I had visited a friend, who was staying at a high rise condominium for a few days. I wanted to take pictures of the view because it was really nice from the high angle, but unfortunately it was raining really hard. The view was mostly foggy, but when night sets in, the rain stopped and cleared up the sky. The problem was the window can’t be open, so I had to tend with window droplets on the shot. Anyway, i didn’t want to miss the moment, so I just took it. Anyway, I needed practice with the Nikon D40X.

A view from the room original (1 of 2)

  • ISO 800
  • 17 seconds
  • 35mm
  • f 1.8

My first experimental shot was too bright. But I knew I can work on this, but I’ll only see the results after some editing.

A view from the room (1 of 3)

Now you can see more of the lights better and the cemetery is showing a bit with color. Of course the droplets are still there, but at least it’s not bothersome.

I took another shot with a slightly different angle.

A view from the room original (2 of 2)

  • ISO 800
  • 13 seconds
  • 35mm
  • f 1.8

And here are final results.

A view from the room (2 of 3)

This was a bit more difficult to edit before the water droplets were more obvious.

One last shot was more close to the actual picture, I just added more color saturation to it.

A view from the room (3 of 3)

  • ISO 800
  • 1 second
  • 35mm
  • f 1.8

This last shot was focused on just getting the lights. I wasn’t trying to get the cemetery since it was really dark.

Also, while taking these shots, I only borrowed a small (very small) tripod. Since the camera has no live view, I couldn’t really get a proper angle. I just set the camera to manual, placed it on the ground and I just tried to shoot with a remote.

If you have any suggestions how I could have improved on this, I’d like to hear your thoughts on this.

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