Petronas twin towers, Kuala Lumpur

Av:F/2.7; Tv: 1/20; ISO: 80;f: 6mm (35mm-eq: 38 mm)


At first glance, I thought this was an outstanding snap (yeah-yeah .. i patted myself on the back and stuff!). But when I examined it later, I found quite a few shortcomings:

  • As a rule of thumb, tall structures should be shot in Portrait mode. Especially the once-tallest-building-on-earth. Of course, this is not a hard-and-fast rule. However, I think that this snap would have been much better had I rotated my camera 90 deg while clicking it.
  • Even in landscape mode, it is not properly centered. I feel that symmetry is very important for these kinds of photos. Even if there was not perfect symmetry at the time of clicking the snap, I could have fixed it during post-processing (by rotating the picture a bit and inserting black background).
  • There is still an oh-so-faint camera shake (you can discern it if you see the top of the tower on the your right). I probably should have gone for faster shutter. But that would have meant higher ISO and the accompanying noise.
  • Probably giving it a Vivid Skin Tone might have enhanced the overall effect.

What other problem do you see with this snap? Comments are welcome!

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