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Night Photography

Discussion in 'Through the Lens' started by Craig, Mar 22, 2009.

  1. Craig

    Craig Arachnoknight Old Timer

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    I occasionally like to play around with night photography. I'm not nearly as good as I am with macro or photographing nature, but it is still fun.

    If you are like taking night photos let's see them! Here are a couple that I took last night. I haven't had a chance to go some where really dark and do really long exposure times (like >2 minutes).
     

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  2. Mister Internet

    Mister Internet Big Meanie Doo Doo Head :) Arachnosupporter

    Nice work! Were you using a star filter on those top two, or is that just how they came out?
     
  3. Noexcuse4you

    Noexcuse4you Arachnodemon Old Timer

    Stopping down the aperture to a small setting and decreasing the exposure so they don't blow out will give you the star effect. The number of points in the star corresponds to the number of blades in the aperture. Even number of blades = same number of points. Odd number of blades = twice that number of points. Example, a 7 bladed aperture will give you 14 points while a 8 bladed aperture will only give you 8.
     
  4. Mister Internet

    Mister Internet Big Meanie Doo Doo Head :) Arachnosupporter

    Wow, I now feel like I know nothing about photography... :) Thanks man, I had no idea!
     
  5. Craig

    Craig Arachnoknight Old Timer

    Nah, that's just how they came out. :)
     
  6. xgrafcorex

    xgrafcorex Thread Killer Old Timer

    I only have so many pictures available to me right now, but this one I took late last year. The photo is of Bahrain over the flight deck of the USS SAN ANTONIO. I was on another ship at the time, so the camera probably moved a tiny bit.. still came out alright though. I have some new ones I just took in Sicily but I plan on waiting till I can upload more pics to photobucket before I max out my limit on the website.

    PS. Nice pictures Craig, what city is that?
     

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  7. Thompson08

    Thompson08 Arachnoprince

    Whoa how did you do that very first pic? Do you change the shutter speed?
     
  8. Protectyaaaneck

    Protectyaaaneck Arachnoking Arachnosupporter

    Nice shots of the city. I love Chicago at night, its gorgeous.

    I know they arent the best but it was all that I could do with my digi.
    This was taken in prague:
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    Cinque Terra
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  9. Kugellager

    Kugellager ArachnoJester Arachnosupporter

    The first is the Arc de Triumph with the Eiffel Tower in the background...the second is the Eiffel Tower...have more need to dig them up.

    John
    ];')

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    Car lights
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  10. Draiman

    Draiman Arachnoking

    May I contribute?

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    Much older pic, when I'd just bought my camera:

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  11. Craig

    Craig Arachnoknight Old Timer

    Absolutely awesome pictures everyone!! I was hoping people would contribute! I really like night photography. I even enjoy looking at night photography. You people rock! I think is so cool seeing different places you have been. And it shows them in a completely different way. Too cool!

    Oh, sorry I forgot to mention the city is Chicago. The skyline pictures were taken from a pier on the lake. The traffic picture is looking north on the north ave. bridge. The bike trail is the trail right by the north ave. bridge. And the other building is the Peggy Notebaert nature museum. It is one of my fav. places to take my daughter. They have awesome inverts there. Actually all of the animals they have there are awesome. I do not know which vet sees them but all of the reptiles etc. there are always in immaculate health.
     
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  12. Protectyaaaneck

    Protectyaaaneck Arachnoking Arachnosupporter

    I agree nice pics everyone, I'd like to see more. This is a great thread, I love night photos.
     
  13. dragontears

    dragontears Arachnoknight Old Timer

    I don't have a lot of night photos, but here's one that I like:
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  14. GartenSpinnen

    GartenSpinnen Arachnoprince Old Timer

    I like this photo, it is neat. I was looking at this photography magazine with reflection photography in it, and man, something about it just fascinates me.

    I need to get out and try to get some nice night shots, but first, i probably need to learn a bit more beforehand about aperture and such.
     
  15. Kugellager

    Kugellager ArachnoJester Arachnosupporter

    Here are a few more from my most recent trip to Paris in December. Paris is an awsome city to photograph at night.
    If you ever manage to get there make sure you photograph it at night as well.

    John
    ];')

    Eiffel Tower Panorama. The small size at which it is shown here does not do it justice.
    Unfortunately there is no way to make it larger on AB...that I know of. Below this panorama
    is shown the only center section of it.
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    Champs Elysees all lit up for the holidays.
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    Ferris wheel at Place de le Concorde.
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  16. Nerri1029

    Nerri1029 Chief Cook n Bottlewasher Old Timer

    My novice contribution,
    Would have loved to get the moon in focus but I was sans tripod.

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  17. bamato

    bamato Arachnodemon

    Beautiful picture of the Hancock building. I miss living there :(
     
  18. El Viejo

    El Viejo Arachnoknight

    I love night photography almost as much as macro photography!

    Here are a few of my favorites. All were taken back in the days of film (remember that?).

    The first one was taken in Colorado.
    The second was from a balloon festival in Longview, TX.
    The last three were taken on various ranches in South Texas.
     

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  19. El Viejo

    El Viejo Arachnoknight

    Here are a few more that I like.

    First is of a ferris wheel.
    Second is from Mesa Verde in southwestern Colorado.
    Last is yet another windmill (I like windmills). This one has a meteorite falling from upper left to lower right in the lower center of the image.
     

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  20. I just got a new camera today, Panasonic LX3. I need to learn how to use it, but I just took this photo out my window.

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    I'm amazed how well it came out considering I just set it to auto and was holding it with one hand and just put it up to the glass. This camera was designed with low-light photography in mind, so I think I'll be able to get some really cool pictures when I figure out all these weird settings :?