All of the colors are fantastic. The Bridge almost seems like an illustration than HDR photography. The only real cons are the bit of grain in the sky and again in the water reflection. Still some great HDR though. Awesome job!
It's a really nice HDR shot. I'm hoping to take the dive into HDR photography myself this weekend and mess around with my own pics in Photoshop.
I have just a few critiques I'd like to pass along: firstly, as the crown building is the central focal point you want it to be straight (or at least even in the image). The image is just slightly rotated counter-clockwise and because the building is reflected in the water the not-quite-straight-ness is more pronounced and is throwing the overall image off a little. Secondly, decide what/where you want to have the 'noise' showing and where it works. You can see where the layer masking starts and ends by the fact that there is quite a distinction between the smooth lack of grain and then the quite pronounced grain/noise of one of the layers. The noise works really well on the metal of the bridge and the cement of the walkway on the far right but doesn't really work in the water.
Other than these 2 points I really think it's a really nice image. You've managed to capture the nice darks of the shadows and the rich bright colours of the lights. Nice work.
thank you for the feedback i appreciate it i am aware of the issues you speak off but unsure how to fix it, i am hopeless with straightening buildings do you have any tips to do that?
also with the noise i normally paste the original night sky into the hdr imagine due to the noise but with this shot it is hard to do that cause it is also noisy in the water, i also use a noiseware pro but with night time hdr shots it adds alot more noise and the software does not take it all away.
with this imagine i have sold it to a UK clothing company so it must not be too bad
No no! The shot is great. Seriously. As I said, just a few niggling things. As someone who hasn't actually done any HDR yet (having to wait til I get my new RAM tomorrow so my rig doesn't chug) I haven't figured out myself any of the issues that may crop up. In regards to the alignment of the buildings though: your easiest bet is to create a new top layer in Photoshop and draw in a straight horizon line and a straight vertical line (in some bright colour) to use as a guide and align your buildings (or whatever) accordingly using the rotate function in Free Transform. The lines always help for me in post-production because I'll be damned if I can get my horizons straight when I'm shooting freehand. LOL
Congrats on the selling of your shots! I would love to figure out how to do that myself.