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#301 "Night Lights"
Posted By: elpolodiablo, 10-07-2014, 03:19 AM

Thanks sealonsf for selecting me as the winner for last week's challenge, for this week we will be looking into the light that break the bleakness of the night, AKA "Night Light"

Criteria is that it must be at night, any shot that has the sun or part of the sun is NOT allowed, twilight is fine though, main light source can be natural or artificial, so moonlight, star light, star trail, firefly or anything that shines at night is fine, city lights, car lights or bonfire or fireworks, light painting are all welcome! There must be other light source that I haven't thought of, so surprise me! Besides, with lunar eclipse coming tomorrow we should be seeing tons of red moon too!

A few shots to give you some ideas

That's what I got, feel free to interpret the theme the way you see fit.

The fine print:

The Challenge will run until midnight next Monday, 13/10/2014, whichever time zone you are in.

Every week, a new theme is picked and judged by the winner of the previous week.

1. Post ONE photo (max 1024x1024).
2. The photo must portray an interpretation of the theme.
3. Post your single picture in this thread and explain what motivated you to take the picture and/or how you feel it represents the weekly theme (especially if it's not obvious).
4. The challenge is interactive. Any response is welcome.
5. The judge will pick the WINNERS and choose one of them to be the judge for the next week.
6. This challenge runs for 7 days plus an additional day for the judge to choose the winners.
7. Any Pentax (or Samsung DSLR) camera can be used.
8. Pictures can be from any time frame, not just within the week of the current theme.
9. In case the winner of a challenge is unable to become the judge for the next challenge, they will PM the #2 winner for that person to be the judge.

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10-07-2014, 05:57 AM - 2 Likes   #2

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This is cross posted from a previous post of mine. This shot is in down town Houston on Main Street. I do not usually get to make it to the city, especially at night simply because it's so far away. (2 1/2 to 3 hours round trip with no traffic). On this occasion I went to a symphony and after the show I pulled my camera out of my car and went walking around and this is what I found

Shot with a K-5 and 31mm.

10-07-2014, 07:20 AM - 3 Likes   #3
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Shanghai Towers

Cross-posted from Tamron 10-24 thread.

Finally I got some days off in Shanghai, and I could pack down some gear: The K-3 and the Tamron 10-24. Those buildings are high, 660, 498 and some 300 meters.
They are the landmarks of the Shanghai PuDong area, and in the nighttime, while they are illuminated, they look fantastic.

I were lucky to have a full moon on an almost cloud free sky, while some shattered clouds twisted around the towers. Usually the sky is very cloudy here.

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Griffith Observatory and downtown Los Angeles.

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Here is something a little different.


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View of Power Plant Building taken inside the Baltimore National Aquariums Pier 4 section. Baltimore, Maryland. This was taken at 8pm, hand held, with the k-3. No tripods are allowed in the Aquarium. I took this picture because I always loved the lights of the city, the Pier 4 section is an enclosed walkway over the water. The lights with the cloudy twilight sky and the water looked so pretty I just stopped to take a few photos.

I have posted this like 3 times and it looks weirdly compressed, I can't figure out why. It looks nearly the same in flickr and lightroom but looks strange here. I never had that happen before.

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swing of light in the sky of night
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I captured this 3 weeks ago. It was very dark there, and difficult to see anything in the viewfinder. 17mm, 30 sec at f/3.5 ISO ISO 1600.

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Stage Lights

Here's my Night Lights entry, an outdoor concert featuring Jakob Dylan + The Wallflowers. Behind the bandstand you'll see street lights and a couple buildings with interior lights. But the colored stage lights are the attraction, for me, anyway.
K-5, DA 50mm, f/3.2, 1/200s, ISO 1600, monopod.
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"A rainy night in Georgia"

On the way down to Florida we stopped in Georgia on a foggy- wet night made more surreal when the shot was done in the posterization filter mode of the K5.--charliezap
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Fabulous entries so far!

I have only tried night shots a couple of times. Here is one I took with my first DSLR -- my Kx.

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From a few years ago....

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The main source of light here is a diffused moon behind some clouds.
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My old apartment
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This was taken a few weeks weeks ago in a small seaside village and harbour in the north-eaast of England - Seahouses in Northumberland. I used my K5 and DA 21mm set down on a quayside pillar in lieu of a tripod.



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