Night conquering

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by Lisandra, Jan 29, 2015.

  1. Lisandra

    Lisandra TalkEmount Veteran

    Jan 28, 2015
    I have a very unhealthy passion for shooting at night, be it star filled skies or long exposures, I cant do it enough








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  2. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

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    Wow, all so great shots that I can't pick a favourite !!!

    I also love long exposure photography :)
    Great work :thumbup:
  3. Hawkman

    Hawkman TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Love a great star field shot!
  4. WestOkid

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  5. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator

    Dec 12, 2012
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    If that's an unhealthy passion, may you suffer from it (to our delight) for a very long time!
  6. WNG

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  7. José De Bardi

    José De Bardi Assistant in Virtue

    Aug 31, 2013
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    Very impressive set! Well done :)
  8. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

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    Love the mix the celestial and terrestrial.
  9. Lisandra

    Lisandra TalkEmount Veteran

    Jan 28, 2015
    Thanks all. almost all with the rokinon 14mm. An amazing lens quite frankly, being that it costs a measly 300 bucks and goes toe to toe with my more exotic lenses. The firs profile I found on the web corrected the mustache distortion perfect with almost no crop, but not all of these are corrected. Im going back at it again tonight!!

    For a long time it was a struggle, I either wanted more sky or more land, Im happy with the current compromise:)
  10. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    Oct 28, 2011
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    Awesome stuff for sure. Makes me want to go out if I ever see a clear night sky again. ;)
  11. chrid

    chrid Super Noob

    May 5, 2014
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    Really nice set. I also find myself constantly shooting at night why I got the a7s even with it's measly 12 megapixel
  12. fractal

    fractal TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jun 17, 2014
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    Great shots! Can you give us your settings for some of them?
  13. Lisandra

    Lisandra TalkEmount Veteran

    Jan 28, 2015
    these all (for whatever reason) are at f2.8. which is fine DOF wise being that a lot of these are at 14mm (1-4). First one is ISO 400 at 30 seconds, second one is the same 30 seconds but at ISO 200 because the foreground was a bit bright. The one with the tree was also 30 seconds at ISO 800 because a longer exposure would have meant a mess of clouds with no stars. The one with the dock is 25 seconds at ISO 1000, I didnt want to go super long and get a mess of boats lines in the water.

    The one with the tree top is at 24mm ISO 200 and 60 seconds, there was 0 wind that day. The one with the balcony and the clouds moving towards me was with the canon fd 50 1.2 L that I no longer have :(, ISO 160 at 61 seconds f1.2. I took a longer (and a shorter) exposure of that but the sky was all white. The next one (the one with the shingle looking frame at the top) is a reflection on water believe it or not, also with the mighty canon fd, at 30 seconds ISO 400. Any longer than that and the stars showed to much trail (longer focal lenght=more trail). Lastly the moon shot was at 70mm f4 at ISO 200, 25 seconds. I wanted to see how long of an exposure I could get away with on a non windy night with almost no cloud movement. Feel free to ask me anything
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