Free Shipping on ALL Products
camera reviewsbest cameraslens reviewsphotography tipscamera forumvideo toursphotography bookssupport me
It is currently Fri Jul 25, 2014 11:31 pm

All times are UTC




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 72 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Author Message
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Nov 29, 2010 6:30 am 
Phil, Love the star trails. I also wanted to shoot star trails for this month's assignment but had trouble finding a place dark enough to allow me to do it, all the dark places around are parks that close at dusk. Damn street lights!


Top
  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Nov 29, 2010 1:35 pm 
Offline

Joined: Thu Oct 08, 2009 11:24 am
Posts: 1819
Thanks 4xxx and James

I messed up with cardinal rule number 1 - compose the shot when it's light and then shoot! I could have popped into town but wanted a different challenge...

I'm drawn to that location though, but I may try a shot with sand dunes in the foreground from early evening onwards in the next few days which will be much better - OK for a first stab, but nowhere near a winner with the shots this month so far.

It's whetted my appetite anyway, I'm like a dog with a bone and I'm not letting go until I've got a startrail wallhanger - it's a pretty antisocial form of photography, unless you go camping with a crate of beers and some friends - now there's an idea! :wink:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Nov 29, 2010 6:55 pm 
Offline
Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Thu Nov 08, 2007 6:30 pm
Posts: 6950
Location: The Netherlands, Ridderkerk
Just got my entry in. Not my kind of photography, night work, but I thought I'd give it a shot!

- Bjorn -

_________________
Street and documentary photographer | Google+ | Twitter

Leica M9-P (my article on Camera Labs) | Leica D-Lux 5 | 50mm Summilux


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Nov 29, 2010 7:37 pm 
Hi Phil (and others!),

I have not tried star trails yet, but have some ideas for some places in the desert for winter camping. I don't have a fancy remote with a built in timer, so taking many pictures of a precise period back to back is more difficult than just leaving the shutter open.

Is there an advantage to taking the 60 individual shots and layering them over just letting the camera go for an hour and a half? From what I'm reading online right now, it looks like the stacking technique is favored when there is a lot of light pollution from the city. Is that about right?

Thanks.


Top
  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Nov 30, 2010 12:55 am 
Whoa, some amazing shots. 4xxxx, dubaiphil, Eagle1337 and Vissie were fantastic. Victor Hoffmann and Bjorn van Sinttruije are the ones I liked the most, very well done folks.

I'd post my shot from a hotel window, taken in São Paulo, Brazil, but it would just eat dust behind those ones.


Top
  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Dec 01, 2010 5:13 am 
Offline

Joined: Tue Nov 16, 2010 8:02 am
Posts: 371
This is going to be really hard, wish I could vote more than one. :roll:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Dec 01, 2010 9:53 am 
Offline
Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Thu Nov 08, 2007 6:30 pm
Posts: 6950
Location: The Netherlands, Ridderkerk
Well, the poll is up now lagnificent, so it's time to decide which entry is your favourite!

- Bjorn -

_________________
Street and documentary photographer | Google+ | Twitter

Leica M9-P (my article on Camera Labs) | Leica D-Lux 5 | 50mm Summilux


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Dec 03, 2010 12:07 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Fri Sep 04, 2009 10:36 am
Posts: 90
Location: Sydney, Australia
Hi Khalismur,

Thanks for the comments, I believe this month is going to be a tight one right till the end :lol: . Some really amazing photos and great work coming out after dark

_________________
What you see depends on what you're looking for :)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/humaneugene


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: ripples
PostPosted: Mon Dec 06, 2010 11:19 pm 
Offline

Joined: Wed May 23, 2007 8:38 am
Posts: 357
djfsolo: Your shot is very nice. Abstract, elegant, simple.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Dec 22, 2010 12:02 am 
Offline
Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Sat Sep 30, 2006 4:30 pm
Posts: 9805
Location: UK
Hi folks,

Congratulations to thestig2010 for winning this month's On Assignment and commiserations to Vissie who came a very respectable second.

@thestig2010 - You now get to choose the subject for our January competition. Could you please let us know by the end of December, via a post in this thread, what you would like us all to get snapping away at. 8)

Bob.

_________________
Olympus OM-D E-M1 + M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm f/2.8, Lumix 7-14mm f/4, Leica DG Summilux 15mm f/1.7 ASPH, M.Zuiko Digital 45mm 1:1.8, M.Zuiko Digital ED 75mm 1:1.8.
Leica D Vario-Elmar 14mm-150mm f/3.5 - f/5.6 ASPH.
OM-D E-M5, H-PS14042E, Gitzo GT1541T, Arca-Swiss Z1 DP ball-head.
Astrophotography: TEC 140 'scope, FLI ML16803 camera, ASA DDM60 Pro mount.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Dec 27, 2010 12:37 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Fri Jun 13, 2008 5:23 pm
Posts: 619
Location: essex uk
Congratulatıons on wınnıng the assıgment Stıg.Well done!

Sue

_________________
canon 400D
18-55 lens
tamron70-300 lens
sigma 18-200 os lens

All my photos are clickable
my flickr
http://www.flickr.com/photos/27828538@N03/


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Jan 01, 2011 1:52 am 
Offline
Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Thu Nov 08, 2007 6:30 pm
Posts: 6950
Location: The Netherlands, Ridderkerk
thestig2010's theme is now up and running for your posting pleasure, with his theme "A-Z". Link:

http://www.cameralabs.com/forum/viewtop ... 197#219197

- Bjorn -

_________________
Street and documentary photographer | Google+ | Twitter

Leica M9-P (my article on Camera Labs) | Leica D-Lux 5 | 50mm Summilux


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 72 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5

All times are UTC


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

All words, images, videos and layout, copyright 2005-2012 Gordon Laing. May not be used without permission.
/ How we test / Best Cameras / Advertising / Camera reviews / Supporting Camera Labs

Webdesign by Alphabase IT
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group