First night landscape with my NEX-7

Discussion in 'Nature' started by Poki, Dec 3, 2013.

  1. Poki

    Poki TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Aug 30, 2011
    Austria
    I don't like cold weather or snow or winter for that matter, but I couldn't resist finally trying my NEX-7 in an area where I actually know what I do. So here's the result from tonight:

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    Full size is up on Flickr. It's only ISO 1600, but still, I'm quite pleased with the IQ of the 7. Shot with the 12mm Touit.

    How do you like it?
     
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  2. Deadbear77

    Deadbear77 TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Sep 14, 2012
    Northeast Ohio
    Kevin
    Really nice. I can really tell the difference in sensor performance.


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  3. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Jim
    Stunning as always. :)
     
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  4. claude

    claude TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Jan 13, 2013
    Ottawa Canada
    Another beauty and I'm sure it will only get better once you get used to your new camera.
     
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  5. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    Agree
     
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  6. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Cyprus
    Nick
    Brilliant shot!!!
    I too "see" a difference from a similar shot with your previous Nex-5
     
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  7. Poki

    Poki TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Aug 30, 2011
    Austria
    Yep, I've yet to explore how to utilize the resolution best, but the additional controls are awesome.
     
  8. Poki

    Poki TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Aug 30, 2011
    Austria
    One from tonight. Still don't like shooting this stuff in winter, but guess I have no choice. ;)

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  9. addieleman

    addieleman Passionate amateur

    Nov 13, 2012
    Netherlands
    Ad Dieleman
    Wow, looks great even on my phone!
     
  10. Mattithjah

    Mattithjah TalkEmount Veteran

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    Jan 17, 2013
    Czech Republic
    Matěj
    What about the red/blue stripes above the tree on second shot?
     
  11. Poki

    Poki TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Aug 30, 2011
    Austria
    This was caused by a red light reflected from power lines.
     
  12. josema

    josema TalkEmount Regular

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    Mar 31, 2013
    Spain
    Jose M. Alonso
    Poki, these are as beautiful Scenery usual. Just out of curiosity, at what time do you usually shoot these? Blue hour? Later?
     
  13. Poki

    Poki TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Aug 30, 2011
    Austria
    This one was shot at 1 am. I usually try to shoot when the night is darkest, which is quite easy to see with PhotoPills. But even before I had that app - in summer, midnight to 2 am is quite good, while in winter, 10 pm to 2 am is okay. The reason is getting the stars as bright as possible while not overexposing the rest of the image.
     
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  14. Poki

    Poki TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Aug 30, 2011
    Austria
    One from last night. The night itself was absolutely beautiful! I even met some wolfs - pretty cool. Still, too bright for my taste to get stunning night landscapes, but I tried nevertheless.

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  15. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
    David
    Ooooh. I like that one!
     
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  16. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Cyprus
    Nick
    Yup, I really like the brightness of the night in the last photo :thumbup:
     
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  17. bmg123

    bmg123 TalkEmount Veteran

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    Jan 15, 2013
    England, UK
    Great landscapes. Wish England was as interesting as that!
     
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  18. Poki

    Poki TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Aug 30, 2011
    Austria
    Oh, don't say that. Austria seems pretty boring too on a first glance. And when I think about the first year I actively shot landscapes, every single one was horrible. I'm still not very good, but I get better at seeing interesting angles, shadows and lines. It's all about experience and developing a sense of seeing beauty everywhere. With enough experience, you can shoot gorgeous landscapes everywhere - and I mean everywhere - on earth.
     
  19. SpaceManSpiff

    SpaceManSpiff TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Dec 13, 2013
    Tucson, AZ
    Eric
    Fantastic night scenery! Love the dark trees against the white snow.
    (EDIT: I also enjoyed the fairy tale feel of your pic "Wolf's Night" on 500px)

    For me, this is the essence of photography. Helping me to step back and see the beauty that surrounds me.
     
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  20. TonyTurley

    TonyTurley TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Apr 24, 2013
    West Virginia, USA
    That one looks pretty good to me.

    Tony