A&P Night shot - Opinions please?

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  1. KungFool7

    KungFool7 keep driving—it's getting earlier

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    ****** MEP MEP MEP MEP MEP ********
    Please read this.

    It's frustrating when I post something like "i'm colorblind", then get a bunch of comments saying "Colors are off, dumbass".




    Ok, taken with a 350d and the kit 18-55.

    I didn't do any photoshop work or cropping, I wanted to put the origional up there first. I know I can reduce the noise in the sky easy enough in photoshop, and i'm thinking it'd look better with the trees on the bottom right cropped out, but i'm not sure. Opinions?

    Shot was taken outside a blocked off cave on the south side of Bend, Oregon. The glow behind the tree is the city.

    edit - this is a low res shot, btw. had a limit on upload for photobucket.


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  2. jared_IRL

    jared_IRL OT Supporter

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    pretty cool.

    I like it.


    Now you have to polish it.
     
  3. KatWoman

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    :cool: How long did you leave your shutter open?
     
  4. CornUponCob

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    Pretty nice shot. If you do it again, I'd expose for about 2 or 4 times as long just to get those trails a little longer. I'd also tilt the camera up just a little more to get less of the ground, and hopefully the north star in the picture. Just a tiny little strip of ground would be good enough for me.
     
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    Or shoot vertical. This was my first attempt at shooting star trails and I dont think I shot any horizontal shots all night:

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    What ISO are you guys at? I understand the noise with the sensor being on all that time, but those both have kinda a lot of noise.
     
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    Camera Make: NIKON CORPORATION
    Camera Model: NIKON D70s
    Image Date: 2007:07:22 00:59:37
    Flash Used: No
    Focal Length: 18.0mm (35mm equivalent: 27mm)
    Exposure Time: 702.000 s
    Aperture: f/3.5
    ISO equiv: 200
    White Balance: Manual
    Light Source: Incandescent
    Metering Mode: Center Weight
    Exposure: Manual
    Exposure Mode: Manual


    ibnikon:fawk:
     
  8. KungFool7

    KungFool7 keep driving—it's getting earlier

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    mine was ISO 200 for about 11 minutes.

    I wanted to do a 20 minute and a 45 minute, but the people I was with were cold.

    And thanks alot for the comments, nice to get useful comments.
     
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    11mins? :eek: what did you do for that long? The wind must've been calm too
     
  10. KungFool7

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    Almost no wind that night. we were also at the entrance to a cave.

    My friend mekenna, and my 2 female roomates and I went. One of my roomates, very cute 20 year old that's also into photography, is the one that found a way to crawl past the huge steel grate that was put up to block the cave entrance.
     
  11. KungFool7

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    here's one from inside the cave.

    the really bright spot is where said roomate dropped her phone into the rocks and we tried to get it.

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  12. KungFool7

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    we're going back this weekend for a "boy's night out" with some hot butter rum and guitars. It seems like out of the 6 of us, a few always have some drama going on with one of the current females, so we're ditching them. It's kind of cool that all of my friends, in that group and others, are so anxious to go out and take pictures with me when none of them are even into photography.


    Anyways, I want to try some 45 minute shots to get longer trails on the stars, but i'm worried about the light behind the tree being over-exposed.

    I'll be shooting with the 350d and kit 18-55 lens. I think i'll try some from closer with less of the ground, like you suggested and also a few from the same distance.

    Think I can get away with 100iso? I feel comfortable with aperture and SS now since i threw myself at those right when I got out of the camera and stayed out of auto modes, but I haven't messed with the ISO too much. It won't have any problem picking up the stars then, will it? Might sound like a dumb question to alot of you, but I have no idea.

    any other advice before the next trip out there?
     
  13. Nateg6684

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    i think its cool
     
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    Where di you take that its cool
     
  15. KungFool7

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    it's in the first post.


    South of Bend, Oregon.
     
  16. KungFool7

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    thank you
     
  17. TtamNedlog

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    I wish I knew how to take pictures like these with my D80. But I don't know how to expose for anything longer than 15 minutes.

    Nice shot though. I'd get rid of the bottom right 2 trees.
     

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