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Mike Teezie
Feb 7, 2006, 05:09 PM
I went out a few nights back at around 2am to experiment with my camera a bit.

The sky was a bit odd that night, a lot of low clouds moving pretty quickly. I was at my girlfriend's house - the street lights in her neighborhood are orangy-white, not bright white.

Here is one of the shots I got. It's hard because it's pitch black in the viewfinder, all focusing is obviously manual.

The only thing I did in PS was nudge the black forward a little, and resize.

http://mnjordan.com/images/misc/nighttrees2.jpg

f/4, around a 5 second shutter, ISO 400.



Abstract
Feb 7, 2006, 05:24 PM
Why did the sky come out so orange?

Anyway, you filming Blair Witch 2 or something?

iGary
Feb 7, 2006, 05:26 PM
I went out a few nights back at around 2am to experiment with my camera a bit.

The sky was a bit odd that night, a lot of low clouds moving pretty quickly. I was at my girlfriend's house - the street lights in her neighborhood are orangy-white, not bright white.

Here is one of the shots I got. It's hard because it's pitch black in the viewfinder, all focusing is obviously manual.

The only thing I did in PS was nudge the black forward a little, and resize.

http://mnjordan.com/images/misc/nighttrees2.jpg

f/4, around a 5 second shutter, ISO 400.

That looks real nice, Mike.

I'd hang that one up. ;)

NewbieNerd
Feb 7, 2006, 06:48 PM
Yeah, it's one of those pictures you just want to keep looking at just because it's strong, simple, and a little abnormal. Definitely a good shot.

TheMasin9
Feb 7, 2006, 07:16 PM
very nice shot

Mike Teezie
Feb 7, 2006, 07:21 PM
Why did the sky come out so orange?

Anyway, you filming Blair Witch 2 or something?

I assume because of the low cloud cover, and orange street lights. The lens is absorbing all that funky light, and with the shutter open that long some crazy stuff is liable to happen.

I'm afraid it's too late (http://imdb.com/title/tt0229260/?fr=c2l0ZT1kZnx0dD0xfGZiPXV8cG49MHxrdz0xfHE9QmxhaXIgV2l0Y2h8ZnQ9MXxteD0yMHxsbT01MDB8Y289MXxodG1sPTF8 bm09MQ__;fc=2;ft=20;fm=1) to film Blair Witch 2. ;)

I was going for a painterly approach. Trees at night remind me of some of Jackson Pollock's (http://www.worth1000.com/web/media/32675/pollock.jpg) work:

Thanks for the nice comments guys. :)

There's some vignetting here, I hope it's not my lens - I shot that one with the L.

jsfpa
Feb 7, 2006, 08:47 PM
I shot this on the Beach in Stone Harbor, NJ at 4:30 am.

1000 iso f/16 30 sec with a Canon D60

Tel
Feb 8, 2006, 12:05 AM
This is one of my only night shots, I took it on the way home from work, it was the day I picked up my tripod so I figured I test it out before I got home. This was not long after the London Underground terrorist attack and that guy in the shot is a security guard at the station, his partner was standing next to me at the time, he came over demanding to know what I was doing but after talking to him for a while he was OK with it, I told him I'd delete the image if it didn't meet his approval but he seemed to like it and thankfully he let me keep it. :D

Now if only I could find a way out of working lates, I'd be able to get some more night shots. :o

Mike Teezie
Feb 8, 2006, 12:23 AM
Very, very cool shot and story Tel.

Abstract
Feb 8, 2006, 07:15 AM
Yes, definitely cool.

I like how this forum just keeps growing. :cool:

iSaint
Feb 8, 2006, 07:27 AM
I went out a few nights back at around 2am to experiment with my camera a bit.

The sky was a bit odd that night, a lot of low clouds moving pretty quickly. I was at my girlfriend's house - the street lights in her neighborhood are orangy-white, not bright white.

Here is one of the shots I got. It's hard because it's pitch black in the viewfinder, all focusing is obviously manual.

The only thing I did in PS was nudge the black forward a little, and resize.

http://mnjordan.com/images/misc/nighttrees2.jpg

f/4, around a 5 second shutter, ISO 400.

Love that shot! I have an odd dream every so often that it's real bright late at night, and I'm confused if it's nighttime or not. This reminds me of that dream! Very bright moonlit nights do it, too. I would love to see some pics taken of a full moon lit evening.

Sharewaredemon
Feb 8, 2006, 07:35 AM
Mike Teezie and jsfpa, do you guys think you could post a higher res version of those pictures?
Like one that would be good for a desktop?

Thanks.

Poeben
Feb 8, 2006, 12:40 PM
Tel's train picture reminded me of this one I took a few years ago. I was at a friends apartment one night and the RR-crossing bells were going off for about 20 minutes straight. Wondering what was happening, we wandered down to the crossing (which, by the way goes across the only driveway to the apartments.) The train was just sitting there 1/4 mile away, but we waited and I snapped this pic as it went by.

Jesus
Feb 8, 2006, 02:23 PM
This is one of my only night shots, I took it on the way home from work, it was the day I picked up my tripod so I figured I test it out before I got home. This was not long after the London Underground terrorist attack and that guy in the shot is a security guard at the station, his partner was standing next to me at the time, he came over demanding to know what I was doing but after talking to him for a while he was OK with it, I told him I'd delete the image if it didn't meet his approval but he seemed to like it and thankfully he let me keep it. :D

Now if only I could find a way out of working lates, I'd be able to get some more night shots. :o

Do you have a full resoluton version?

If so, please post it.

Same to the OP with the orange sky + tree photo :) .

G4scott
Feb 9, 2006, 08:21 PM
I wish I had my photos here, I have a few good night shots from around campus. I'll try to post a few when my PowerBook comes back from Apple...


edit:
Here's a picture from my collection I thought was nice... It probably fits an "Industrial" theme a bit more than night, but it works.

http://homepage.mac.com/g4scott/images/IMG_1971.jpg

This one was taken with my dad's Digital Rebel (I'm not sure what model exactly.) It's taken at night, but it's well illuminated with the lighting at the Texas Capitol. I'll need to dig deeper to find some other night shots.

http://homepage.mac.com/g4scott/images/IMG_8044.jpg

G4scott
Feb 17, 2006, 09:07 AM
This shot was taken in San Diego some time ago. I was out wandering around, and thought it'd make a nice shot.

http://homepage.mac.com/g4scott/images/reflections.jpg

mac.FINN
Feb 17, 2006, 09:35 AM
I shot this on the Beach in Stone Harbor, NJ at 4:30 am.

1000 iso f/16 30 sec with a Canon D60


Good God I love this shot!

jelloshotsrule
Feb 17, 2006, 12:39 PM
very nice pictures all. i really need to freaking take more pictures!

Abstract
Feb 17, 2006, 03:17 PM
Photos taken without a tripod or anything since it was sort of a spontaneous thing, and so I know they're sort of blurry (or at least one of them is very noticeable). Anyway...

macgfxdesigner
Feb 17, 2006, 05:32 PM
http://www.flickr.com/photos/digital_rebel_xt/

Camera: Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT
Exposure: 3.2 sec (16/5)
Aperture: f/4
Focal Length: 28 mm
ISO Speed: 100

cgratti
Feb 17, 2006, 05:53 PM
http://www.flickr.com/photos/digital_rebel_xt/
Great shot.. Looks like something out of a horror flick..

Abstract
Feb 18, 2006, 07:07 AM
Agreed. I'm thinking of werewolves when I see that pic.

Marky_Mark
Mar 12, 2006, 01:15 PM
I posted these pix on the Landmarks thread in the picture gallery a few weeks ago. I've only been taking photos with anything approaching a half decent camera for the last couple of years, and would be interested in peoples' views. I do like night photography, it's always been something I've wanted to do, but had previously always been beyond me. Now I have a better idea of what to do, and a camera capable of longer exposures. :)

Port Talbot Steelworks, in South Wales
Charing Cross Station and Hungerford Bridge, London
London Eye, Shell Centre and City Hall, London

Comments would really be welcome...

beige matchbox
Mar 12, 2006, 03:05 PM
Nothing too exciting, I was on my way to Aylesbury (25mins) and was a little bored to had a go at taking some pics along the way, i was a passenger by the way :rolleyes:

http://beigematchbox.co.uk/thumbnails/macr/nightpics1/behind_you_sm.jpg
Camera pointing at the mirror, being followed by a BMW i think...


http://beigematchbox.co.uk/thumbnails/macr/nightpics1/pizza_sm.jpg
Reminds me of good old Tron :cool:


http://beigematchbox.co.uk/thumbnails/macr/nightpics1/power_sm.jpg
Came out kinda funky, the trees having lots of blur and the pylon being fairly sharp


http://beigematchbox.co.uk/thumbnails/macr/nightpics1/xmas_lights_sm.jpg
I think they were christmas lights, certainly enough colours


bigger pics can be found here - http://www.beigematchbox.co.uk/site/mainsite/Other%20Stuff/D86505F3-B324-48DC-AB15-BD7C99842D45.html


All the pics were taken without a tripod (kinda hard in a moving car) with various settings, all came out a little dark as i couldn't keep the shutter open long enough and still get away without too much blur :)

Preacher85
Mar 13, 2006, 12:33 AM
I can't remember what my settings were for this pic, but it turned out really nice. Especially for the camera I used. Canon PowerShot SD400 Digital Elph.

This was a sunset as seen from Memorial Park in Rapid City, SD in July 2005.

Zenith
Mar 13, 2006, 05:44 AM
Two night images I shot last year with snow, resulting in more reflected light. The first one has artificial lightning coming from street lights, and the second one is lit with bright moonlight only.

http://www.teamg5.com/imgv2/diverse/nattskog.jpg

http://www.teamg5.com/imgv2/diverse/nattfjell.jpg

Abstract
Mar 13, 2006, 05:58 AM
The several guys who have just posted have all posted at least one beautiful shot, but Zenith's 2nd shot (above) is absolutely stunning.

I can't believe the moon was that bright. What settings did you use?

Zenith
Mar 13, 2006, 06:14 AM
I used ISO 400, and 13 sec exposure at f/5. The original RAW file is actually a bit underexposed, so I could've done a longer exposure. But the clouds were moving so fast, and I didn't want them all over my picture.

Here's another shot from a different angle at the same spot and time. You can see that the clouds are moving fast, all right. This one is a 20 sec exposure.

http://www.teamg5.com/imgv2/diverse/nattfjell2.jpg

Lau
Mar 13, 2006, 06:22 AM
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That one of the steelworks is great, really atmospheric. It reminds me a bit of Grangemouth oil refinery near Edinburgh. I drove past it a few times but never had a camera. One day.....:D

DJY
Mar 13, 2006, 08:01 AM
I love all these photos...

Whilst I don't think this are in the same league - it is a nice(ish) quick night shot clicked fairly quickly on a cruise last year in the Caribbean.

The jetty is leaving Costa Rica.

Marky_Mark
Mar 13, 2006, 08:31 AM
I love all these photos...

Whilst I don't think this are in the same league - it is a nice(ish) quick night shot clicked fairly quickly on a cruise last year in the Caribbean.

The jetty is leaving Costa Rica.

Don't put yourself down - this is a great shot.

I would frame this, but would prob crop off some of the sea at the bottom to make it a letterbox shape - this would emphasise the long jetty and also bring it forward in the frame to become more of the focal point - perhaps like this? :)

Now what you have is a seriously commercial quality photograph. You ought to approach the tourist board of the location and ask them if they wish to buy the picture from you - easily worth $300 for rights to use in perpetuity...

amateurmacfreak
Mar 13, 2006, 08:28 PM
Ok, though I'd throw a few shots in here! Nothing too stunning, but.... agh, I feel like posting. :)
Taken in a moving car, mind you! ;)

amateurmacfreak
Mar 13, 2006, 08:30 PM
Two night images I shot last year with snow, resulting in more reflected light. The first one has artificial lightning coming from street lights, and the second one is lit with bright moonlight only.

http://www.teamg5.com/imgv2/diverse/nattskog.jpg

http://www.teamg5.com/imgv2/diverse/nattfjell.jpg
Amazingly, incredibly stunning. They are both amazing.

p0intblank
Mar 13, 2006, 08:40 PM
Extremely excellent photos, everyone! I really have to learn how to use my dSLR more... while we are on the topic, does anyone have any decent online tutorials? I never mess around with my ISO settings, so I am definitely looking to change my photos a bit. Thanks! :)

DJY
Mar 14, 2006, 02:19 AM
I would frame this, but would prob crop off some of the sea at the bottom to make it a letterbox shape - this would emphasise the long jetty and also bring it forward in the frame to become more of the focal point - perhaps like this? :)

Now what you have is a seriously commercial quality photograph. You ought to approach the tourist board of the location and ask them if they wish to buy the picture from you - easily worth $300 for rights to use in perpetuity...


Thanks mate!
I had thought of cropping it - eventually for the header of my website when I get time to play with iWeb. Must get around to that one day soon!

Mmmm as for Costa Rican Tourist Board... mmmm I wish!
I'g guess there are hundreds of thousands of people who have taken that shot as well - but it was a nice thought there for a bit!

Marky_Mark
Mar 14, 2006, 04:04 AM
Mmmm as for Costa Rican Tourist Board... mmmm I wish!
I'g guess there are hundreds of thousands of people who have taken that shot as well - but it was a nice thought there for a bit!

Do it anyway - nothing ventured, nothing gained. :)

mcmadhatter
Mar 14, 2006, 06:42 AM
Here are some of my shots of Bath Uk that I did for a newspaper

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43096

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You can see more at www.mac.com/jeffrey.marten (http://web.mac.com/jeffrey.marten)

Abstract
Mar 14, 2006, 03:24 PM
Damn, those lights in Bath are so bright.

EMKoper
Mar 14, 2006, 09:01 PM
Just some random shots with my Cannon S60 ...

Hong Kong from Victoria Peak... Paris from the Eiffel tower (to the South West, I think)... White Swan Hotel lobby, Guangzhou, China (Christmas '04)...

Marky_Mark
Mar 15, 2006, 03:36 AM
^^^ Very nice :)

I especially like the one of Hong Kong

DCapple
Mar 15, 2006, 04:06 AM
i like the photos...do you need a night camera for that? :confused:

eXan
Mar 15, 2006, 06:03 AM
Hey, those photos all you've posted are really nice. So nice that I looked through my library to find some night photos to put here. I realized that I have very few of them. This one is pretty good in my opinion, but what do you think?

http://usera.imagecave.com/eXanPro/IMG_0571.jpg

BTW I shot this with my Canon Powershot Pro1

Shutter - 1/5 sec
Aperture - f3.2
Focal Length - 14mm
ISO - 50 or 100, dont remember and Aperture doesnt want to show that in photo's metadata

p0intblank
Mar 15, 2006, 01:44 PM
eXan, I love how it looks like there was a big storm about to hit... was there?! :p Very nice photo.

puckhead193
Mar 15, 2006, 01:54 PM
This one is pretty good in my opinion, but what do you think?


I like it, very interesting. I like the color but what is it? :confused:

EMKoper
Mar 15, 2006, 08:01 PM
i like the photos...do you need a night camera for that? :confused:
Not sure if you are asking me...if not, just ignore this post.

I just used long exposure on my S60 and took lots of shots with various exposure/aperture settings until I got ones that looked good. Lots of trial and error in my case...I probably took 50 photos at the Hong Kong (0.8 sec exposures) location and 25 or so in Paris (0.6 sec exposures)--no tripod, rested the camera on a fence or rail. I broke down and got a small tripod (was really cheap on mainland China) which increased my success rate in Guangzhou (1-2 sec exposures). I think I was using ISO 100 for all.

It was on this site that someone posted some long exposures of flowing water... so I was going for that effect on the waterfall....

DCapple
Mar 16, 2006, 03:24 AM
BTW I shot this with my Canon Powershot Pro1

Shutter - 1/5 sec
Aperture - f3.2
Focal Length - 14mm
ISO - 50 or 100, dont remember and Aperture doesnt want to show that in photo's metadata

seeing this datas makes me realize that i dont need a certain camera for night shots (no one answers my question...:confused: ). Anyway thats a nice shot eXan....:)

Zenith
Mar 16, 2006, 05:14 AM
seeing this datas makes me realize that i dont need a certain camera for night shots (no one answers my question...:confused: ). Anyway thats a nice shot eXan....:)

That's true, DCapple. Any recent digital camera can do long exposures which is what this is all about. There's no need for extra gear, all you have to do is use different settings and a tripod. :)

Linkjeniero
Mar 16, 2006, 07:59 AM
Here are some pics I took in a recent trip to Europe. All were taken with a Nikon D50 and the standard 18-55 Nikkor lens.

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DCapple
Mar 16, 2006, 09:27 PM
That's true, DCapple. Any recent digital camera can do long exposures which is what this is all about. There's no need for extra gear, all you have to do is use different settings and a tripod. :)

thanks for that info....:)

eXan
Mar 17, 2006, 05:44 AM
Thank you guys for liking my pic :D

This photo was taken from my balcony in the enening (between 9 and 10 pm) on April 30, 2005. The weather was pretty wet, it was going to rain, nothing special. But accidently I looked out of the window and saw this: http://usera.imagecave.com/eXanPro/IMG_0571.jpg :) . By the way, I had taked two shots: the one above and another one (with city taking more space). It's not as good as this, but if you want I can post it here

There's no need for extra gear, all you have to do is use different settings and a tripod. :)

Oh you dont even need a tripod for some situations. You can use whatever you see around as a "tripod", like I used my balcony's rail in this case :)

GoCubsGo
Mar 17, 2006, 08:19 AM
Nikon F4
F 11
Agfa 100
20 minutes

The beach was pitch black, I couldn't see anything in front of me at all. I was happy with the results.

The second one, where it's less water more coast
Nikon F4
Agfa 100
14 min.
The sky was more orange...film reacts differently to light when you push it to the limit. It's called reprocity failure and it's sexy.

Kirbdog
Mar 17, 2006, 07:00 PM
I took these in Victoria, BC with my old Nikon CoolPix 5700. It was a couple years ago so I don't remember the shooting info and I'm to lazy to look it up. (I believe it was mostly auto and 2-4 sec shutter)

lamemodem
Mar 17, 2006, 11:19 PM
I've enjoyed this thread, so I thought I'd throw my favorite night shot in the mix.

OutThere
Mar 18, 2006, 02:03 AM
Here's my favorite night photo...night photography is a lot of fun and I try to get out there when I can. My nemesis is getting something good-looking involving stars.

http://img137.imageshack.us/img137/7129/mt8xz.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Canon DRebel
20 seconds
28mm
f/3.5
ISO 1600

law guy
Mar 18, 2006, 08:43 AM
Two night images I shot last year with snow, resulting in more reflected light. The first one has artificial lightning coming from street lights, and the second one is lit with bright moonlight only.


Zenith - I'm curious what you shot with for the second shot - body and lens, any filters?

ArchiMac
Mar 18, 2006, 10:59 AM
Folks,

you have made my night!
Wonderful photos, and thank you for the modesty.
I'm sure we would like to see more.
(btw, how do you manage noise reduction in these long exposure shots?)
Inspiring,
Archimac (DWS)

eXan
Mar 18, 2006, 05:42 PM
(btw, how do you manage noise reduction in these long exposure shots?)

Just set the lowest ISO speed possible, then, if you really need it, run Noise Reduction filter in Photoshop

jsfpa
Aug 5, 2006, 11:04 PM
I was play around shoot some night shots off my balcony and liked the way this one came out.

seenew
Aug 5, 2006, 11:56 PM
Wow, I love a lot of these shots! Great work everyone!
It's so much fun to take night photos, I've probably got a dozen I'd like to show, but I don't want to be a post whore, hah.
I'll just show this one for now, since it was already uploaded.

I took it around 2am after prom two years ago, while I was at my girlfriend's house. She has a pond that's lit by a single floodlight on the far side. The green came out from the leaves being translucent.

shutter: 16 seconds
aperture: f/4.5
ISO 400

http://www.seenew.net/art/13_outThereSomewhere.jpg

elisha cuthbert
Aug 6, 2006, 12:13 AM
http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g314/elishacuthbert30/th_Whitsundays354.jpg (http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g314/elishacuthbert30/Whitsundays354.jpg)http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g314/elishacuthbert30/th_Whitsundays353.jpg (http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g314/elishacuthbert30/Whitsundays353.jpg)http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g314/elishacuthbert30/th_Whitsundays352.jpg (http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g314/elishacuthbert30/Whitsundays352.jpg)http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g314/elishacuthbert30/th_Whitsundays351.jpg (http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g314/elishacuthbert30/Whitsundays351.jpg)http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g314/elishacuthbert30/th_Whitsundays350.jpg (http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g314/elishacuthbert30/Whitsundays350.jpg)http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g314/elishacuthbert30/th_Whitsundays348.jpg (http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g314/elishacuthbert30/Whitsundays348.jpg)http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g314/elishacuthbert30/th_Whitsundays347.jpg (http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g314/elishacuthbert30/Whitsundays347.jpg)http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g314/elishacuthbert30/th_Whitsundays346.jpg (http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g314/elishacuthbert30/Whitsundays346.jpg)
http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g314/elishacuthbert30/th_Whitsundays345.jpg (http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g314/elishacuthbert30/Whitsundays345.jpg)
http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g314/elishacuthbert30/th_Whitsundays342.jpg (http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g314/elishacuthbert30/Whitsundays342.jpg)

i was fidling what more can i say

PBGPowerbook
Aug 6, 2006, 12:22 AM
http://infantfoundation.com/k11.jpg

OutThere
Aug 6, 2006, 01:18 AM
snapped this the other night, I'm still on the fence as to whether or not I like it...

http://www.drien.com/macrumors/images_pod/stare.jpg

seenew
Aug 6, 2006, 01:41 AM
snapped this the other night, I'm still on the fence as to whether or not I like it...

http://www.drien.com/macrumors/images_pod/stare.jpg

I like it, it has an abstract sort of feel to it.
Haha, my shot I posted is called "Out There Somewhere"-- just saw your name.

Marky_Mark
Aug 6, 2006, 02:43 AM
Not really a night shot - taken in an underpass under the railway platforms at Temple Meads Station! :D

seenew
Aug 6, 2006, 03:55 AM
Here's another, haha. I've got like 10 more, if the thread lives on long enough.

Took this with my old (now dead) Nikon Coolpix 8800. It was FREEZING, especially for Georgia.

shutter: 5 minutes
aperture: f/4.5
ISO 50

http://www.seenew.net/art/whiteLightGenerator.jpg

wilburdl
Aug 6, 2006, 12:43 PM
How ironic. This was my idea for the assignment and it didn't make the grade yet here is a thread on it. I guess I win in a round-about way. Guess I can post some stuff.

wilburdl
Aug 6, 2006, 12:55 PM
Fireworks

Silentwave
Aug 6, 2006, 01:12 PM
Nothing special, but the only night shot I know I have up online :rolleyes:

This was one of my very first pictures with my D200- taken the day they hit stores. Stuck the camera on my dad's dashboard and hit the release button.

"It was a bumpy ride..."

https://nikonmadness.smugmug.com/photos/49178493-L-2.jpg
Nikon D200
3 seconds, f/5.6
ISO 100
19mm with 17-35mm f/2.8D AF-S
Dec. 16, 2005

ipacmm
Aug 6, 2006, 01:40 PM
View from the boat in London.


http://www.studiomsmphotography.com/_MG_3372.jpg

coachingguy
Aug 11, 2006, 09:05 AM
I took this the other night. 3.2 secs, f/6.3 Canon Powershot S2 IS

gauchogolfer
Aug 11, 2006, 09:16 AM
Here's a nighttime lightning strike in the Basque country last month.
Minolta Dimage A2, 15 sec exposure.

http://img145.imageshack.us/img145/4724/pict1813id8.jpg

EEcuber17
Aug 11, 2006, 10:00 AM
Here's another, haha. I've got like 10 more, if the thread lives on long enough.

Took this with my old (now dead) Nikon Coolpix 8800. It was FREEZING, especially for Georgia.

shutter: 5 minutes
aperture: f/4.5
ISO 50

http://www.seenew.net/art/whiteLightGenerator.jpg

Im in love with this shot.

What it is?

DJMastaWes
Aug 11, 2006, 10:12 AM
Im in love with this shot.

What it is?
Looks like cars on a road..

Another shot from chris that I love!!

Marky_Mark
Aug 11, 2006, 12:43 PM
Weymouth Harbour, UK
Boxing Day 2005
:)

Clix Pix
Aug 11, 2006, 12:45 PM
Here's one I took a few months ago:

http://clixpix.smugmug.com/photos/72673905-L.jpg

seenew
Aug 11, 2006, 01:01 PM
Here's one I took a few months ago:

http://clixpix.smugmug.com/photos/72673905-L.jpg

I really like that, Clix.
Nice shapes, it has an abstract feel to it.

Marky_Mark
Aug 11, 2006, 01:07 PM
Here's a nighttime lightning strike in the Basque country last month.
Minolta Dimage A2, 15 sec exposure.



What a fantastic shot! The pink sky sets the whole thing into a different league too. Well done :)

jsfpa
Aug 11, 2006, 01:11 PM
What a fantastic shot! The pink sky sets the whole thing into a different league too. Well done :)
I agree! Awesome shot!

gauchogolfer
Aug 11, 2006, 06:46 PM
I agree! Awesome shot!

Thank you both very much for the kind words :)

DJY
Aug 11, 2006, 06:53 PM
How ironic. This was my idea for the assignment and it didn't make the grade yet here is a thread on it. I guess I win in a round-about way. Guess I can post some stuff.

I think it is a great bit of photography!

Clix Pix
Aug 11, 2006, 10:12 PM
I really like that, Clix.
Nice shapes, it has an abstract feel to it.

Thanks, Seenew! It was taken on a wet night so the reflections of the traffic light on the fence came out pretty well.

I have thoroughy enjoyed seeing your work, too -- you have a lot of talent!

Chip NoVaMac
Aug 11, 2006, 11:30 PM
This is one of my only night shots, I took it on the way home from work, it was the day I picked up my tripod so I figured I test it out before I got home. This was not long after the London Underground terrorist attack and that guy in the shot is a security guard at the station, his partner was standing next to me at the time, he came over demanding to know what I was doing but after talking to him for a while he was OK with it, I told him I'd delete the image if it didn't meet his approval but he seemed to like it and thankfully he let me keep it. :D

Now if only I could find a way out of working lates, I'd be able to get some more night shots. :o

On my trip this past February to London, I was "reminded" by a rider at the Piccadilly Station, that photography was not allowed. This was my attempt at iso 1600 with the Nikon 18-200VR at f/5.3 at 1/8th of a second handheld.

I respected the comment made, even though it might not have been a legal opinion.

BTW, I like your image....

Chip NoVaMac
Aug 11, 2006, 11:34 PM
I really like that, Clix.
Nice shapes, it has an abstract feel to it.

I was tuned into Photomatrix HDR software recently. I am looking forward to getting some time to do some work to see how better it performs over the Adobe HDR in CS2.

seenew
Aug 12, 2006, 12:12 AM
Haha, Chip, how did that relate to what you quoted?

And thanks, Clix!

millar876
Aug 12, 2006, 12:21 AM
http://img443.imageshack.us/img443/6241/p1000183jn1.th.jpg (http://img443.imageshack.us/my.php?image=p1000183jn1.jpg)
This is the pool at night from my recent holiday in sharm ElSheikh 30s exposure, water lit from underneath, and a tiny light in the plants

http://img20.imageshack.us/img20/9022/p1000231ks0.th.jpg (http://img20.imageshack.us/my.php?image=p1000231ks0.jpg)
The Moon, stil trying to figure out the perfect settings for a moon shot.

any help on exposure times, f-stop and other values to get great shots of stars would be great

apfhex
Aug 12, 2006, 12:39 AM
YES. This is the thread for me, I love night photography. I'm limited with my camera (no a/s/m mode, 15 sec max exposure time) but I still do what I can.

These are a few I already have posted online (link to website in my sig)...
http://home.comcast.net/~eliws/photography/200409_01.jpg

http://home.comcast.net/~eliws/photography/200512_02.jpg

Fireworks or flashlight + long exposure = awesome.

BigMäc
Aug 12, 2006, 07:40 PM
It was taken this night at the Streetparade in Zürich with available light.

http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=54948&stc=1&d=1155429301

Camera: Canon EOS 30D
ISO: 1600
Shutter/Aperture: 1/50 @ f1.8
Lens: EF 50 mm f1.8 II

jsfpa
Aug 12, 2006, 10:34 PM
My shot at the moon!

ibilly
Aug 13, 2006, 02:07 AM
I have an entire flickr photoset devoted to it (http://www.flickr.com/photos/wflan/sets/72157594205297858/)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/wflan/185012806/in/set-72157594192146476/
http://static.flickr.com/75/185012806_b28693b77c.jpg?v=0

http://www.flickr.com/photos/wflan/210642437/in/set-72157594199690712/
http://static.flickr.com/95/210642437_bcb03d1c71.jpg?v=0

http://www.flickr.com/photos/wflan/210647320/in/set-72157594199690712/
http://static.flickr.com/85/210647320_9af4e006bd.jpg?v=0

http://www.flickr.com/photos/wflan/210632545/in/set-72157594199690712/
http://static.flickr.com/82/210632545_bd2ea59641.jpg?v=0

http://www.flickr.com/photos/wflan/210654983/in/set-72157594199690712/
http://static.flickr.com/91/210654983_95115516ef.jpg?v=0

http://www.flickr.com/photos/wflan/206048287/in/set-72157594199690712/
http://static.flickr.com/93/206048287_b4adbf86a6.jpg?v=0

http://www.flickr.com/photos/wflan/205273515/in/set-72157594199690712/
http://static.flickr.com/69/205273515_c346f6f820.jpg?v=0

http://www.flickr.com/photos/wflan/185010192/in/set-72157594199690712/
http://static.flickr.com/63/185010192_23c5503a2d.jpg?v=0

http://www.flickr.com/photos/wflan/185018705/in/set-72157594199690712/
http://static.flickr.com/45/185018705_45940311bf.jpg?v=0

ibilly
Aug 13, 2006, 02:09 AM
http://www.flickr.com/photos/wflan/206745698/in/set-72157594192092997/
http://static.flickr.com/70/185018135_05e1a97905.jpg?v=0

http://www.flickr.com/photos/wflan/206746758/in/set-72157594192092997/
http://static.flickr.com/64/206745698_86a111ac53.jpg?v=0

http://www.flickr.com/photos/wflan/204249275/in/set-72157594192092997/
http://static.flickr.com/98/206746758_8b11e6bf96.jpg?v=0

http://www.flickr.com/photos/wflan/204249274/in/set-72157594192092997/
http://static.flickr.com/61/204249275_4323b4df66.jpg?v=0

http://www.flickr.com/photos/wflan/193695002/in/set-72157594192092997/
http://static.flickr.com/71/204249274_fd5c0909ea.jpg?v=0

http://www.flickr.com/photos/wflan/185010793/in/set-72157594192092997/
http://static.flickr.com/69/193695002_1229cbcdb8.jpg?v=0

http://www.flickr.com/photos/wflan/185016236/in/set-72157594192092997/
http://static.flickr.com/78/185010793_9fc47d1dec.jpg?v=0

http://www.flickr.com/photos/wflan/193815237/in/set-72157594205297858/
http://static.flickr.com/54/185016236_d625901960.jpg?v=0


http://static.flickr.com/65/193815237_de8acfdc4a.jpg?v=0


... Just a few of my favorites

seenew
Aug 13, 2006, 03:13 AM
http://www.flickr.com/photos/wflan/206048287/in/set-72157594199690712/
http://static.flickr.com/93/206048287_b4adbf86a6.jpg?v=0


WOW.






WOW.







WOW.

Specs, please?

Marky_Mark
Aug 13, 2006, 04:35 AM
I give up, you can't follow that lot :D

apfhex
Aug 13, 2006, 06:11 PM
WOW.






WOW.







WOW.

Specs, please?
Seriously! That pic is just amazing, I need to know what was done to capture that. :D

Clix Pix
Aug 13, 2006, 06:36 PM
http://clixpix.smugmug.com/photos/80624226-L.jpg

cookie1105
Aug 16, 2006, 06:25 PM
Frederikskirken; 16/08/06; CPH, DK

http://www.fotish.dk/POTD/fountain.jpg

ibilly
Aug 20, 2006, 12:24 PM
Specs, please?

Sorry for the neglect, BUT, this picture was one full charge worth of juice on my 30D (about 94 mins), pointed mostly north outside my house. The starts (and the north star, at the center) do that, and the exposure was long enough to show it. For anyone in Colorado, I live east of BOulder, and the bloom of light is from Ft. Collins.

Lastly, a 10mm lens, and RAW processing.
this is how it would turn out sans photoshop:
http://static.flickr.com/48/206049244_e680be12db.jpg
http://www.flickr.com/photos/wflan/206049244/in/photostream/

God Bless RAW.

Marky_Mark
Aug 22, 2006, 01:18 PM
Posted earlier in Picture Of The Day:

http://forums.macrumors.com/showpost.php?p=2747526&postcount=1627

:)

-hh
Aug 22, 2006, 02:10 PM
God Bless RAW.

Amen to that!

The Absolutely Untouched original from the previously 'controversial' thread:
http://www.huntzinger.com/photo/2006/tanzania/milky/zero_s(20D_20060621_1437).jpg

Versus this (http://www.huntzinger.com/photo/2006/tanzania/mufindi_starry(20D_20060621_1437).jpg), which was the prior (controversial) presentation which had +1.5 EV added during RAW import.

Canon 20D with a 19mm @ f/3.5 @ 30sec @ ISO 1600. The +1.5 EV RAW post processing would have made the effective exposure roughly equivalent to 90 seconds.


-hh

MediaGuy06
Aug 22, 2006, 04:09 PM
I find night photography to be the most fun I've had as a photographer. I am still very much learning what works and doesn't, but have sold a few, so that doesn't hurt either!

http://www.shutterpoint.com/Photos-BrowseAlbum.cfm?album_id=9&user_id=SCOTTCARLIN

It's nice to see other people are as intrigued by night photography as myself!

cookie1105
Aug 22, 2006, 04:48 PM
Those are some really nice photos you've got there MediaGuy06. Are you using a flash to paint the lit objects? I've tried using a torch (flashlight) to paint with before, but not with much success

MediaGuy06
Aug 23, 2006, 10:50 AM
I went to Home Depot and bought a rechargable handheld spotlight... works like a charm! I try not do over-do the light-painting. If you paint too much it typically turns out looking very un-natural.

Thanks!

-hh
Aug 23, 2006, 04:06 PM
Another sunset in Africa (Ruaha River NP, Tanzania, 6/30/06).

The silhouetted thicker looking 'tree' is actually some sort of large cactus-family thing. It has its blooms up at the tips beyond the reach of giraffes...

http://www.huntzinger.com/photo/2006/tanzania/ruaha_sunset(A80_20060630_4830).jpg

Canon A80, darkened a smidge. It wasn't quite this late in twilight, but it was already 15 minutes after the time where guests are not supposed to walk around camp without an escort due to potentially hazardous local wildlife, such as this (http://www.huntzinger.com/photo/2006/tanzania/banda-elephant(4141).jpg) vistor that was standing next to our cabin around 15 minutes earlier.



-hh

misam
Aug 23, 2006, 04:30 PM
This picture was taken near Sun Valley, Idaho on a recent trip just before the moon rise.
http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=55660&stc=1&d=1156368462

MediaGuy06
Aug 23, 2006, 05:04 PM
There's something about having both a natural light source, and an artificial one, in a composition, that, to me, makes for interesting shots. Nice photos here by many!


http://www.carlinphoto.com/p/wispycloudsandtreelow.jpg

§HAMU§
Aug 25, 2006, 09:17 AM
these were taking in minneapolis mn last weeken.


http://static.flickr.com/94/224380299_343e95e7da.jpg

http://static.flickr.com/86/224380301_26ccd8f948.jpg

http://static.flickr.com/93/224380303_fc741ff40f.jpg

http://static.flickr.com/64/224380302_e9581d757a.jpg

serpent
Aug 28, 2006, 10:14 PM
NYC's finest putting out a limo fire
D70s/70-200vr @ 105mm

Serpent

ksz
Aug 28, 2006, 11:18 PM
Singapore

http://www.fototime.com/74542D48DA3481D/orig.jpg

Rickay726
Aug 29, 2006, 12:59 AM
reminds me of halloween. wicked shot tho.

PBGPowerbook
Aug 29, 2006, 01:59 AM
mmm that stone arch bridge, cant wait to shoot the guthrie at nite!!!!!11

MPLS