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Night landscape, here we go again

Discussion in 'Other Genres' started by Poki, Aug 11, 2014.

  1. Poki

    Poki TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Aug 30, 2011
    Austria
    Headed out tonight to take advantage of the full moon. Unfortunately, the weather was less than stellar.

    Still feeling inspired after a five hour walk around my neighborhood, I found a perfect atmosphere for the fifth entry in my "alone in the dark" project.

    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/48126456@N05/14883933205" title="Perpetual by Hannes Brecher, on Flickr"> 14883933205_70a35aca73_b. "1024" height="683" alt="Perpetual"></a>

    How do you like it?
     

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  2. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
    David
    Works for me. I think it would make a great poster for a scary movie.
     
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  3. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    That does not even look like a night time shot.
     
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  4. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Cyprus
    Nick
    I like it too - very nice atmosphere it produces :)
     
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  5. Poki

    Poki TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Aug 30, 2011
    Austria
    Thank you all for the replies.

    That's what you get when shooting landscapes at night with a full moon on top. ;)

    Luckily, I didn't restrict myself too much with the project - the time of the day is not even a criteria. Still, if you look closely - especially at larger sizes - there are some stars visible, which potentially adds a nice surprise-moment when viewing the image.
     
  6. fractal

    fractal TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jun 17, 2014
    Southeastern PA
    Chris
    I like it. Very creep and the type of shot you can spend some time studying. Is that a real person or a scarecrow/mannequin?

    I would be interested in the setting you used - I'm assuming a long exposure which means if that was a real person they did a great job of standing still.
     
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  7. Poki

    Poki TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Aug 30, 2011
    Austria
    Oh, this is me. ;)

    I put the camera to the 10 second self timer (the remote doesn't work at this distance at night), press the shutter and run to where I guess I want to be. Of course with such a wide lens it's hard to tell where you stand, and 10 seconds is not much time, so it's pretty stressful. Takes some try and error until it's like you want it to be, and usually I get pretty darn wet - first world photographer problems.

    It's a 20 second exposure at f/4 and ISO 100. Standing still for up to half a minute actually is easier than it sounds.
     
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  8. WestOkid

    WestOkid TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jan 25, 2014
    New Jersey, USA
    Gary
    Wow. I thought it was you, but the person seemed very far away. I said, it must be an optical illusion; he's actually not that far. Now I know you are a photographer and part time sprinter. :) It's crazy what we do for photography.
     
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  9. fractal

    fractal TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jun 17, 2014
    Southeastern PA
    Chris
    Great job!
     
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  10. chrid

    chrid Super Noob

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    May 5, 2014
    australia
    Chris
    So far I have loved all of your "alone in the dark" series of photos, this one is in keeping with that trend :D
     
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