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    A few more pics for my Dark Toronto theme. After wondering around downtown Toronto for hours, I didn't have much energy left to take many night pictures. Anyway here are a few.
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    Good to see you continuing this theme. I like the variety. Keep 'em coming
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    I like this set asnow!
    Even though it's night, I still think I'd try to dodge 10% or so from the black buildings and midground structure (the darkest element in the shot aside from the sky) in shot 1. I'd also straighten the the buildings.
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    You are happy for critique anywhere in the forum so I'd like to mention the B&W here. Might just be me, but they all feel a little 'muddy' to me. By this I mean they have a grey tone feeling and need much more contrast to be appealing as a B&W to me. I think the first one really needs colour. However, I do like all other elements in all these. Lovely lighting in the last two.

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    I agree I was bothered by the fact that they were a little muddy as well. I tried to bring out the black, but it didn't seem to work. I may have reassess what I'm doing. (Exposures, Processing). My fist couple of attempts at this a couple of months ago weren't like this.

    As for the dome building in the foreground (Roy Thompson Hall), I thought it was lit more from the inside than this. It was pretty black, so it made it pretty challenging.

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    This one is much better. I figured out that in order to get the darkness I was underexposing too much. This version was exposed at least two stops longer so I was able to bring up the blacks and contrast without losing all the detail. A bit more refining (another shoot???) and maybe it is ok.
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    This version is much better imo.
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