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Low light & no flash at night




Mr. Huggy Henry Snapshot in the dark, outside with a little light from the bathroom window nearby

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2500
Flash (on, did not fire)
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What settings could improve this ?
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Re: Low light & no flash at night

WOW !!
that is a stunning portrait of a beautiful dog.
the lighting is exquisite......I wouldn't change a thing.
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Re: Low light & no flash at night

Phill, I just played with a "light Fractilas" on Huggy Henry





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Re: Low light & no flash at night

Looks fine to me, though I might be tempted to remove some of that upper background detail.

And change the subject to a feline
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Re: Low light & no flash at night

George, thanks I shall now work on transitioning Huggy Henry to have triangular ears and a long tail ... should I use Photoshop ?
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Re: Low light & no flash at night

Chevvy, the fractilas makes the image like a colour drawing,,,,,still nice but I think the original is too good to need any other processing. (just my opinion lol)
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Re: Low light & no flash at night

Phill, your right but I had to "play" as watching Strictly ... ZZZ zzz and its not quite time for bed, yet
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Re: Low light & no flash at night

I like the 2nd, it looks electric.
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Re: Low light & no flash at night

That's a really nice picture, the lighting looks really good.

I want to play with light trails, but the kids are upstairs doing their homework.


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Phill, your right but I had to "play" as watching Strictly ... ZZZ zzz and its not quite time for bed, yet
Don't worry you can flick over to X-Factor as soon as strictly finishes
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That's a really nice picture, the lighting looks really good.

I want to play with light trails, but the kids are upstairs doing their homework.




Don't worry you can flick over to X-Factor as soon as strictly finishes
Marty Thanks Kidz we just ceased having any in this home !

X factor Wots that ???

ps I just want my bed
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Chevvy - I think that No1 is one of the best photos you have ever taken of Mr HH. It is gorgeous and his personality shines through.
And I am a Great Cat Lover! . But love your pooch.
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Re: Low light & no flash at night

They are both great Chevvy, lovely character shot in No#1 destined for the wall no doubt and No#2 is just a bit of fun. Although if you just took a head and shoulders crop of it and darkened the background ever so slightly I think it would look fantastic. See Strictly and X factor are useful after all
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Re: Low light & no flash at night

The first one is a cracking portrait. The light is so natural - far better than any flash or studio lights could give.
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Re: Low light & no flash at night

Lyn, Thanks praise indeed from a feline lover Trust your well ? and recovered from your extra long journey and I am looking forward to seeing more of your images

Phill and Stephen, I am going to crop the head and shoulders of the first image and ; darken the background (get rid of the 'stuff in the background' ) maybe tonight ... if I dont pass out asleep on the sofa ... I made up and packed 12 boxes of "stuff" today ARGHHH

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Re: Low light & no flash at night

Very obedient Huggy Henry. I never got mine to sit long enough for a 1/100s shot.
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