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ChrisW 7th December 2009 09:21 PM

Night Photography
 
Over the past few week s I have been experimenting with night photography. After a rocky start and doing daft things like leaving lens caps on, taking photos with the lens covered in raindrops, and forgetting to take gloves, torches and spare batteries, I am starting to get the hang of things.

This is the Forth Bridges, and is a 118 second exposure at f3.2, and ISO 100. The white streak in the sky is a plane coming into land at Edinburgh airport.
http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/6...il_Bridges.jpg

This last one is the Forth Rail Bridge, and is a 118 second exposure at f5.6, and ISO 100.
http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/6...ail_Bridge.jpg

This last one was taken at Kenmore looking west along Loch Tay, about an hour after sunset, hence the very blue sky. This is a 92 second exposure at f6.3, and ISO 100. Any suggestions as to what I can do to remove the 'green noise' in the left side of the water would be very much appreciated.
http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/6...om_Kenmore.jpg

Get your tripods out and give it a go *yes

crimbo 7th December 2009 09:35 PM

Re: Night Photography
 
chris...are you shooting raw? if so you can use the WB in post processing

ChrisW 7th December 2009 09:50 PM

Re: Night Photography
 
Yes, the photos all started as RAW's. Many thanks for the suggestion.

I altered the White Balance, and got this.
http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/6..._-_tweaked.jpg

crimbo 7th December 2009 09:55 PM

Re: Night Photography
 
no new image

ChrisW 7th December 2009 10:15 PM

Re: Night Photography
 
Hello Chris
The revised photo is there .... honest.

I tweaked the White Balance down from the 'As Shot' of 5200°K to 3900°K. Also, this time I did not use Noise Ninja.
Cheers

stevednp3 7th December 2009 10:27 PM

Re: Night Photography
 
Excellent shots thanks for sharing you have inspired me to have a go at night shots :)

jonesy 7th December 2009 10:38 PM

Re: Night Photography
 
They're very nice photos. I love the blue tones of the lake photo.

I recently did a fair bit of night photography while on my OU course. (in fact I think theres some in my gallery here that I submitted for part of the course)

Now I just need to get some warm clothes to try it at this time of the year :D

EH1 8th December 2009 12:37 PM

Re: Night Photography
 
A fantastic set of picture Chris...............Well done! :)

snag2000 8th December 2009 01:08 PM

Re: Night Photography
 
Nice shots. I've been thinking of heading down there to take some night shots too - the weather has kinda put me off though...

StephenL 8th December 2009 02:02 PM

Re: Night Photography
 
Some great shots there, Chris. I really like the second Forth Bridge shot.

Paul-Recife 8th December 2009 05:45 PM

Re: Night Photography
 
Congratulations Chris,

I remember the Forth Bridges with fondness from my Navy days. Night photography requires a certain determination that most of us (me) don't have.

Paul

ChrisW 8th December 2009 11:22 PM

Re: Night Photography
 
Thanks for the kind comments.

All these photos were taken with the wonderful E3 I bought from StephenL.

At this time of year there is a distinct lack of dry weather and daylight when I am free to get out and about with a camera. Rather than hanging around camera review websites, and other forums, reading about how poorly the low light performance of my E3 compares with Canikon’s I decided to get out and experiment.

I am having a great time, and am in the process of developing a few add-ons which should allow me to keep shooting in all weathers, and at night.

DavidJ1609 10th December 2009 01:07 PM

Re: Night Photography
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ChrisW (Post 59745)
Get your tripods out and give it a go *yes

OK, but how did you get the tree to stay still for 118 seconds!
When trying HDR, I often get movement in even the mildest weather!

Well done, cracking shots. The most I've done so far is 60 seconds!

Another on my to-do list! :)

DavidJ.

ChrisW 10th December 2009 04:18 PM

Re: Night Photography
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by DavidJ1609 (Post 59953)
OK, but how did you get the tree to stay still for 118 seconds!

There was very little wind when that photo was taken.

Remember also that because a longer exposure is being used whatever is in the photo needs to stay relatively still otherwise it will not be recorded.

Whilst this can be a disadvantage, it also gives you the creative freedom to include other things in the photo. As per this :eek:
http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/6...se_150_sec.jpg

This is a 150 second exposure. I started the timer, walked into the shot, stood still holding the flag for about 60 seconds and then walked out of the shot again.


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