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PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2008 10:39 pm 
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Hi

I went out the other night and took a couple of night shots.

I went to the Clifton Suspension Bridge and took a few photos. This is probably the best one, but does anyone know how I can stop the lights from blending together so much where the bridge supports are at their lowest?


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without being an expert I think that's a matter of perspective... the lights are almost aligned on one line at the lowest point and you are almost straightly facing it, so I think shifting more to the right side would lower that effect?

Did you try several settings (ISO, Exposure, etc.)?

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pumraw wrote:
without being an expert I think that's a matter of perspective... the lights are almost aligned on one line at the lowest point and you are almost straightly facing it, so I think shifting more to the right side would lower that effect?

Did you try several settings (ISO, Exposure, etc.)?

Yeah I tried different settings but they just seemed too bright.

I wanted to move more to the right but I would have fallen off the cliff! :lol:

I might take a shot from the ground and see what that looks like.


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heh, I thought that...but post some pictures from below, if you happen to take any, I'd be interested in the results!

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It seems to me that in your case "blending" is the result of overexposure of the brightest objects in your scene. When your camera meters at night, it attempts to adjust the exposure for everything it sees, like the sky, bridge, and lights, so you end up with overexposed images of bright objects. The best solution would be shooting at dusk time, when you still have some ambient light to reduce exposure time of bright spots. And don't forget to close your aperture to F15 or even higher.

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Simple - there's a light gradient and an ND grad would solve your problems.

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