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Long exposure, night shot, with Sony A7 + FE 55/1.8

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by vmwelt, Aug 18, 2015.

  1. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

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    Nick
    Absolutely excellent! :thumbsup:
     
  2. izTheViz

    izTheViz TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Yannis Marigo
  3. SpaceManSpiff

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    Eric
    Cool shot, Vlad!
     
  4. jai

    jai TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Looks like you were almost hit by that car!
     
  5. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator

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    David
    Woof! You even managed to expose for the moon! Well done!
     
  6. slothead

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    Tom
    I like it! It makes me think of a sci-fi vehicle (levitation). Some of the architecture helps in that appearance too.
     
  7. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

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    Jim
    Freaking Awesome!
     
  8. Mus Aziz

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    Mus
    Simply stunning...
     
  9. Lucille

    Lucille TalkEmount Veteran

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    May 22, 2013
    you win!

    Now, tell us your settings for this shot.
     
  10. soeren

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    Soeren
    Nice. Around a second f/5,6-8 focus on the arrow/speedbumps? :)
     
    Last edited: Sep 20, 2015
  11. southy

    southy TalkEmount Veteran

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    Really nice.

    According to Flickr 82 sec, F16, ISO 50, centre weighted metering.
     
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  12. vmwelt

    vmwelt TalkEmount Regular

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    Vlad Meytin
    Sorry, got backed up a bit. The settings: 82 sec, F16, ISO 50.
     
  13. vmwelt

    vmwelt TalkEmount Regular

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    Vlad Meytin
    It's actually f16 to have everything in focus (i used calculations aperture/ f. distance).
     
  14. slothead

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    Tom
    Was there only one car that passed by in the 82 seconds of exposure? And was there any foot traffic while this was going on? It seems odd that in a place like China the street (?) was so 'empty', but maybe the exposure time allowed their 'removal'.
     
  15. vmwelt

    vmwelt TalkEmount Regular

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    Vlad Meytin
    Tom, I often take pics at night and if it's not Shanghai or Beijing (I work in China now) it's quite often to see practically empty streets (Chinese are workaholics and need to rest before the next working day so they go home early), although I admit I specifically look for such spots in the cities at night when I don't want people in particular views; see it for yourself in my night pictures taken in Nantong at www.vladsm.com - 80% of the night shots are people-less; and yes you're correct, if anyone would be there long exposure would do the trick so no one would be in the pictures. I remember there were a few cars and I took lots of pictures before I got satisfied with the traces, its colors and so on (for ex. I didn't want any red traces in the shot so it took me an hour actually, take exposure time into consideration), even knowing that I'll do some PP anyway to emphasize what I wanted and needed.
     
  16. WestOkid

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    Gary
  17. soeren

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    Soeren
    Hey That's cheating :D
     
  18. Lucille

    Lucille TalkEmount Veteran

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    May 22, 2013
    Now, given your settings, even at f16, as I am one that also does long exposure photography, is that moon a composite? As it should have blown out easily being such a bright object.
     
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  19. robbie36

    robbie36 TalkEmount Veteran

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    There is quite a bit of PS in this apart from the composited moon. If you look at the bottom quarter of the photo you can see a lot of duplication from cloning.

    Still, it is a great photo.