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Testing tripod

Postby matt » Fri Jun 29, 2012 6:26 pm

So heres an image i took from my balcony.
Full zoom (200mm), 30 second exposure, F14, ISO200, auto WB.
No photo shop shop at all, just re sized.
Let the comments fly!!!
Good or bad, i dont care, just say it how it is.
Not so much the shot, but how its done.

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Re: Testing tripod

Postby avkomp » Fri Jun 29, 2012 6:51 pm

reckon you may wanna try this with more light in the sky, perhaps twilight. you get that sweet blueish colour in the sky.

with night shots, it isnt magic or anything, but if there is no light at all, you get no particular interest.
I like the smoke and stuff so this has promise but too much dark in the foreground imho.

you can mess around with the exposure too to see what you can achieve.
I think that 30 secs is the longest manual exposure you can put in (maybe you can dial 1min?)
but even so if you say went to f8 instead of f11, you double the amount of light in the shot.
have a look at what you get, decide if it is too much or still needs more light.
trial and error will give you a a feel for it.

as a guideline, I was using 30 sec f8 iso 200 photographing sydney buildings at night and they brighter than what you going for here
so try that stuff above and go from there.
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Re: Testing tripod

Postby Coilsome » Fri Jun 29, 2012 6:55 pm

OK not a lot I can say about this...I have no idea lol

but to me u needed something in the sky like stars but as u said its the how u want to know and steve is the man
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Re: Testing tripod

Postby matt » Fri Jun 29, 2012 7:22 pm

Thanks Steve, well said.
Yes, 30 sec is max without goin full manual, but I don't have a remote.

Now, after reading your comment, it got me thinking, the pic itself, is essentially of nothing of interest, I just wanted the hazey smoke look.

I don't really know what my point is, what u said made sense, but cos the pic was of "nothing", I dunno, hard to explain what I'm thinking.

I'll just take a proper pic of something of interest and well start again ay?

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Re: Testing tripod

Postby avkomp » Fri Jun 29, 2012 7:31 pm

digital is free.

taking pix of stuff and learning from it is what we do to learn
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