A&P My first night shot Philly skyline...critique me

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  1. GregFarz78

    GregFarz78 New Member

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    Exposure Time (1 / Shutter Speed) = 15/1 second = 15.00000 second
    Lens F-Number/F-Stop = 22/1 = F22.00
    Exposure Program = manual control (1)
    ISO Speed Ratings = 100

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    Taken with the 17-55 kit lens :o from the spring garden st bridge if any locals were wondering. When I view the original image at 100% zoom its not very sharp is that a limitation of the lens or my settings?
     
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    At f22 you're going to get diffraction, which will soften the image. I personally like the shot alot, though.
     
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    NJGuy "Fuckmefuckmefuckmefuckmef uckmefuckmefuckmefuckm OT Supporter

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    With the Rebel XT try to keep the it to F12 or below.
    F10 or F12 will be good.

    Nice scene. Go back and make more.
     
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    Derrict No, I am not Amish OT Supporter

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    looks pretty good

    ps kit lens is 18 55
     
  5. GregFarz78

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    I'll keep that in mind from now on :bigthumb: I figured I needed a smaller aperture to increase depth of field. I'll definitely be back several times over the summer.

    oh yea I meant 18-55 kit lens :o
     
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    Hypnos_VI JENGA!

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    did you use a star 6 filter or did everything just kinda happen like that with the lights

    i really like the colors, and the sky is a nice shade of blue.
     
  7. the Rosswog

    the Rosswog OT Supporter

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    apparently smaller apertures increase the star effect on digital cameras.

    The original poster would do well to go back and shoot at f5.6 or f8 to reduce the star effect.

    At night with long exposures you dont need a very small aperture to get a wide depth of field.
     
  8. GregFarz78

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    no filter I'm pretty sure anything but a wide open aperture will make the light look like that someone correct me if I'm wrong
     
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    see my post above. a small aperture contributes to the starring effect.
     

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