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 Post subject: Night Shots
PostPosted: Sun Mar 30, 2008 2:37 am 
Another couple of shots of the the Forth Road and Rail Bridge but this time at night.
First pics I've taken outside after dark and was quite pleased with the results (given the little time I had) so I thought I would share.
Comments welcome.

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f3.5 25s ISO100 18mm

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f4.2 8s ISO100 34mm

Some adjustments to contrast, brightness, temp in photoshop.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 30, 2008 2:51 am 
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I love the first. I just love the stars Can I ask what lens and camera you're using?

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 30, 2008 2:59 am 
Glad you like it. The first one is my favorite too.
I didn't think I would catch the stars because of the street lights so was very pleased with the results.
As for the camera and lens, Nikon D80 with 18-70mm 3.5-4.5 dx lens.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 30, 2008 9:42 am 
I like the second shot the most, that bridge has a spooky mysterious look to it! :D Great work.


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Hi Hilly144,

Lovely shots, both, but shouldn't number 1 be in the Technical and scientific photography forum with all the other astrophotography shots. :lol: :lol: :lol:

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 30, 2008 11:53 am 
Bob thats no astro shot its architecture the main subject is the bridge :D


The 1st shot is really nice my friend, everything blended in so perfectly. what shutter speeds did u use?


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 30, 2008 12:46 pm 
Same here, number one is a beautiful shot, please give us the settings you used to take this shot Hilly, i'm curious!

Quentin


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 30, 2008 10:46 pm 
Glad you like the shots.
As for camera settings i'll put it down to luck as i'm still learning :lol: but the setting were as follows.

ROAD BRIDGE (FIRST PIC)
OPTIMIZE IMAGE: NORMAL
ISO: 100
WHITE BALANCE: AUTO
QUALITIY: RAW
METERING: MATRIX
SHUTTER: 25s
APERTURE:F3.5
EXPOSURE MODE: MANUAL
EXP: 0
FOCAL LENGHT: 18mm

RAIL BRIDGE (SECOND PIC)
OPTIMIZE IMAGE: NORMAL
ISO: 100
WHITE BALANCE: AUTO
QUALITIY: RAW
METERING: MATRIX
SHUTTER: 8s
APERTURE:F4.2
EXPOSURE MODE: MANUAL
EXP: 0
FOCAL LENGHT: 34mm

Any other settings, tone, sharpness etc... were set to auto.

Cheers

Hilly


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 31, 2008 8:59 am 
Number 1 is fantastic but they are both really nice. Not often you see stars in night photos of architecture.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 31, 2008 10:56 am 
Great results. I'm glad you went back! :D


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 01, 2008 10:46 pm 
nice work!


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