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    Joseph Camuso
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    I took this picture with a Nikon D5300 in Washington DC.
    Does anyone have any thoughts?
    Thanks!

    P.S. I’m not quite sure why there appears to be a shadow behind the upper right of the monument. Maybe someone else has some input on that?

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    #28099

    Lewis Family
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    Beautiful picture, especially the coloring. I’m not sure what shadowing you are referring to, but if it is the very slightly shaded area along the whole right side, then I too am clueless. Regardless, what I do know is that the monument is just enough off vertical be to noticeable. Fix that, and I think you’ve got a winner.

    #28124

    Sarah Lewis
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    Good job. A really good pic’!

    #28125

    Ryan Madaris
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    @joseph, the color is very vibrant! The shadow is most likely something that has to do with the editing, or if you used a filter, perhaps it was that. Another thing is, the monument needs a to be straightened a bit in editing, too. Great job!!!

    • This reply was modified 1 week, 1 day ago by  Ryan Madaris.
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    Joseph Camuso
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    Hey everyone, Thanks for your comments!
    @vince and @rmadaris, that’s a great idea to straighten it. Here it is straightened.
    @rmadaris, I know it wasn’t caused by editing, because the the shadow is in the original. There was a certain setting I was using when I shot it that I can’t remember (it may have been bracketing), but that may be what caused it.

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    David Frazer
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    If you shot it with the built-in HDR function, that could be what is causing the shadow. It could also be jpg compression artefacts – I am seeing quite a bit of banding throughout the sky. Did you shoot it in raw or jpg?

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    Joseph Camuso
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    @dfrazer, now that you mentioned it, I believe that I did use the built-in HDR. It was shot in JPG.

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