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Lens: Tamron 17-50mm f2.8 Camera: Pentax K3 ISO: 200 Shutter Speed: Above 6s Aperture: F9 
Posted By: Top banana, 11-27-2015, 09:41 AM


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11-27-2015, 09:43 AM   #2
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Great photo!
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I really like this photo; especially since one can see the trees slightly illuminated alongside the lights! Very well done!
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I really like this, moreso than most long-exposure traffic shots I see.

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Excellent capture mate.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Top banana Quote
OMG!! This is some piece of work. Truly wonderful photo. I have decided to learn to do night scenes and would like to know how you determine the length of exposure. I hope you do not mind my asking. Thanks again for a great photo. I believe this is one you may want to consider getting published. Excellent job.

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11-28-2015, 02:20 AM   #7
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OMG!! This is some piece of work. Truly wonderful photo. I have decided to learn to do night scenes and would like to know how you determine the length of exposure. I hope you do not mind my asking. Thanks again for a great photo. I believe this is one you may want to consider getting published. Excellent job.

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Hi Tonytee - many thanks for the kind comments.

I'm still learning the ropes as I have only had my K3 since January this year, and when it comes to long exposure night scenes I am just trying out different ideas and settings to get a feel for what is possible. A sturdy tripod is a must as for most night shots the exposure times are from 10sec up to 120sec depending on the subject matter so the camera must not move at all - also I use a cheap IR remote for the shutter release, but you could just use the built-in timer that some cameras also have.

Normally I would shoot in aperture mode, with aperture from f9 to f11 so that the DOF is good, and also I will try and stick to the lowest ISO possible, but try different settings and see what effect it has on the results. For focus I will try and use AF to lock the focus point and then switch into MF so that it stays locked on the right point. Best thing about digital is you can instantly review the results and check focus, etc - if it's no good just delete and try again (for the shot above I actually took about a dozen photo's and then once home reviewed them and picked the best for processing in PS)

All I can say is get out and give it a go - long exposure photography opens up a whole new area of possibilities to you.
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I have some shots like this; never occurred to me to make them BW...nice
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