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 Post subject: Monorail Mark II
PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2012 1:09 am 
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This is my second attempt at shooting the monorail that goes over Pyrmont Bridge in Darling Harbour Sydney.
My goal was basically to get some cool looking light trails from the monorail in low light with a cityscape type background.

Apparently the monorail is going to be torn down in the near future so I thought it might be a good idea to get a few shots before that happened as well.

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Darling Harbour Monorail by stevejwphoto, on Flickr

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Green Machine by stevejwphoto, on Flickr

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Blur-o-rama! by stevejwphoto, on Flickr

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Green Machine II by stevejwphoto, on Flickr

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Monorail Escapade #6 by stevejwphoto, on Flickr


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 Post subject: Re: Monorail Mark II
PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2012 2:13 am 
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Great set, I personally like the last two.

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 Post subject: Re: Monorail Mark II
PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2012 3:01 am 
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Im assuming the long exposure denerated the "stars" around the lights. Is that right?

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 Post subject: Re: Monorail Mark II
PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2012 4:22 am 
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see below about the star question


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 Post subject: Re: Monorail Mark II
PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 1:53 am 
Do you have a Pinterest account? Can we follow you there? Or maybe a Facebook page? These are absolutely amazing shots!


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 Post subject: Re: Monorail Mark II
PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2012 7:11 am 
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stunning.

how do you make the lights appear as stars ?

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 Post subject: Re: Monorail Mark II
PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2012 9:15 am 
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One way is to use a Star filter with lines etched into it. They come in different types like 4, 6, 8 pt stars.

Another way is to stop the lens aperture down to a small hole. The number of blades dictates how many points per star.

Blades/Points
5/10
6/6
7/14
8/8
9/18


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 Post subject: Re: Monorail Mark II
PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2012 11:59 am 
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Very nice shots! I really like the third one :D

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 Post subject: Re: Monorail Mark II
PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2012 3:14 am 
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very cool..

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 Post subject: Re: Monorail Mark II
PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2012 11:59 pm 
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Thanks for the replies and kind words everyone.

A small aperture will give you that star effect on the street lights and such, it's just the aperture blades.

Cheers
Steve :D


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