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PostPosted: Thu Jun 02, 2011 11:43 am 
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Had quite a storm roll through here lastnight.
Managed only one I consider half decent....took "a few" too...:roll:

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Any tips or tricks for this could help me next time....

Date/Time: 2011:06:01 22:45:12
Resolution: 800 x 484
Flash Used: No
Focal Length: 18.0mm (35mm equivalent: 27mm...
Exposure Time: 10.000 s
Aperture: f/4.5
ISO Equiv.: 200
Whitebalance: Manual
Metering Mode: matrix
Exposure: Manual
Exposure Mode: Auto bracketing

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I think you should lower the ISO and close the aperture a bit. The flashes are bright enough, they dont need f/4,5 and ISO 200! Something like f/8 (to get the sharpest of your lens) and ISO100 are good.

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I have the same comments as Ruben really.

I would also maximise exposure time, maybe to 30s if you dont have a remote shutter release. Stopping down the aperture and ISO to as low as it can go will help with this.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 02, 2011 11:43 pm 
Hi kpr,

is that the new nuclear-powered Nikon SB-5000000?

Very nice shot :-) Wonder if it might benefit from a slight cropping? Maybe a little off the top and more off the bottom?

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 03, 2011 11:50 pm 
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Tried getting rid of the gate post.
I didn't really think it would be an issue as the only other light out there was on a farmhouse across the road behind me and I thought it was in the shadow of the Jeep.
It's black and usually quite dirty so I'm doubting any reflection from it.
These all taken from a window mount.

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Bulb ex...


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Focal Length: 18.0mm (35mm equivalent: 27mm...
Exposure Time: 11.300 s
Aperture: f/4.5
ISO Equiv.: 400

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Focal Length: 18.0mm (35mm equivalent: 27mm...
Exposure Time: 22.400 s
Aperture: f/4.5
ISO Equiv.: 100

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Focal Length: 26.0mm (35mm equivalent: 39mm...
Exposure Time: 34.600 s
Aperture: f/4.5
ISO Equiv.: 100



These from lastyear except this storm was about ontop of me....
Like f 9.5 wayyy better...
Too bad about the raindrop on the lens but if it had been a Nikon..nuclear or not...it would have fried...lol...j/k

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Focal Length: 50.0mm (35mm equivalent: 75mm...
Exposure Time: 2.580 s
Aperture: f/9.5
ISO Equiv.: 200


Girlfriend says this one has a face in the clouds...

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Focal Length: 18.0mm (35mm equivalent: 27mm...
Exposure Time: 2.560 s
Aperture: f/13.0
ISO Equiv.: 100


Learning curve...we don't get good lightning like this often.

Lets see some others shots...??

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