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PostPosted: Wed Nov 10, 2010 1:36 am 
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@ thestig. Unique and creative shot, great work.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 10, 2010 3:44 am 
Pffff, nahh, YOU GUYS AND GALS are the creative geniuses that spur my inspiration. I kid you not, I come back to the "on assignment" galleries all the time for ideas for photo shoots, etc.

So thank you for the complements, I'm deeply humbled! :)

I was debating between using the picture i posted, or this one:

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@thestig2010 fantastic shot, I am very impressed with the idea as well....

One small point, I did ask when this assignment was made does it have to be a night shot or is it long exposure or indeed both? I was told it had to be a night shot of 5 seconds or more, technically I would say this is not a night shot? Or does it being night outside count?

I am not asking this to shoot thestig2010 down as I think the image should stay, I am asking as it opens up other ideas. I have been racking my brains for night shots that have a long exp, but if we are allowed to do this sort of shot, there are other ideas I have.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 11, 2010 1:02 am 
Technically this was at night. About 11:00 PM at night. The glow from the window is from a sodium vapor street light. If I need to take one outside, I can remove the post. However, I think it should remain because the assignment states as follows:

"Well i was thinking of Night shots using long exposures (at least 5 seconds)"

To me, this leaves the indoor/outdoor shooting location up to interpretation. There is no way I could have done this shot with daytime light shining through those blinds. Trust me, it is a rag-tag college house, I'd be no warmer or cleaner outside rather than inside, haha!

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I agree with thestig, when it is night outside it is also night inside. With the weather as it is, if I find time to participate, I guess mine would be inside:)

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Cool, well if we are allowed to take any shot we like inside as long as it is night outside that opens up a few more options. :D

As I say, I am not suggesting the photo should be removed, just asking to understand what the assignment rules were, my understanding until now was that it had to be a nightshot, i.e. a shot of the night, not any shot we like as long as it is night time outside and has an exposure of more than 5 seconds....

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IMO a shot of the night is valid indoors too. The light indoors is different by night than by day. No reason not to do something with it. Though of course I am not setting the rules, so I would not base your project on my word...

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I would think it fair to specify that we cannot use the sun as a light source. Otherwise, we need our light from somewhere- be it street lights, or lights inside, and have it work around a 5 second shutter speed.

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I love the photos and love the idea, nice work.

Maybe in future this can be expanded on as a new topic " creative use of light"

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 12, 2010 7:04 am 
No prob, AL. I definitely appreciate the concern about the indoor/outdoor/day/night clarification! I hope everybody gets inspired to try new things and take full advantage of the topic! They seem to be getting better and better!


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Very nice shot thestig2010 - I used to try things like that, but never with coloured lights- it looks really good, almost like the proton packs in Ghostbusters!


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Hi lagnificent,

May I wish you a warm welcome to the CameraLabs forum.

I've edited your post to replace the link you offered with a correctly formatted BBCode string allowing the image to display on the forum together with the mandatory (for Flickr) link to the home page. Click your entry's Edit button to see what I did. Hope that's OK?

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Thanks Bob, that's perfect. I'll have to check the BBCode to see what you did.

(Edit: I see the url portion and the img portion. I found most of the img portion EXCEPT the /1394/ bit. Where you found the /1394/ in the img is a mystery to me. Thanks for posting it, though.)

Love the imagination you used thestig2010, really thinking outside the box on that one.

Nice use of candles and lighting ditdili, gives that Buddha some detail.

I like the exposure you used jsmith. It's shows the Dipper and only the Dipper. I can never find it with my own eyes with the zillions of other stars.


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The last 3 entries for this months assignment are very good, but they are sooooooooo big i cannot view the whole photo on my pc . unless i mess around with my zoom level. :evil: :evil:

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@ Razvan: Very cool pic, but it's under 5 sec exposure..

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