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This is a great submitted by Joe Haas. We've all tried some variation of night reflections on water at some point. You've obviously got a stable tripod, and that's a good thing. But the left high tower is totally blown out, along with the reflections in the water on the left of the frame, and it really sucks the eyes there. Exposure on the ship is right-on, and that's a good thing, too. But overall, this feels like a practice shot.

This is a great "learning shot" submitted by Joe Haas. We've all tried some variation of night reflections on water at some point. You've obviously got a stable tripod, and that's a good thing. But the left high tower is totally blown out, along with the reflections in the water on the left of the frame, and it really sucks the eyes there. Exposure on the ship is right-on, and that's a good thing, too. But overall, this feels like a practice shot. Experiment with the exposure for shots like these, and consider an HDR bracketing sequence to balance out the dramatic differences between light and dark.
_—Jack Howard
Online Technology Editor
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This photo gets two stars on the PopPhoto Flash rating system.

The PopPhoto Flash rating system.
*= This part of the camera is called the lens
**= Don't quit your day job
***= Good, but not yet great
****=So close you can taste it
*****= Yes, a thousand times yes!

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