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Aperature settings for pictures at night

Discussion in 'Help Team' started by dreamer1955, Feb 4, 2008.

  1. Nod

    Nod Well-Known Member

    Re: Questions

    Back on-topic!

    Might have been mentioned already but the February edition of What Digital Camera has an article on night photography and the techniques would apply equally to film. Not read the article but saw it on Smith's shelf this morning.
     
  2. dreamer1955

    dreamer1955 Well-Known Member

    Re: Questions

    Glad we are back on topic :)

    I'll have a look at that.

    Today i went to London at sunset and used some of the advise you gave me such as under exposure 1 stop to make colours look a bit richer and using F11, F16 + bracketing (which i did a lot 3 times for each shot i took and used 2 reels of 24 exp film)

    When it got to dark i set the camera to Program mode to see what it thought, then i used that F stop but put the camera in bulb mode and tripled the exposure.

    I.e.
    The camera said F22 and 30 seconds....... in Bulb mode i did F22 for 90 seconds and even 2 mins.

    I guess 2 mins will wash out the colours a bit but 90 secs at F22 should be ok.

    I noticed the sunset and rainbow colours where behind me as i was look towards the wheel ( Houses of parliment on left side, wheel on right side, sunset behind me)........ so i never got the sunset effect i wanted but never mind.

    Only bad thing those bendy buses.............

    I was on Lambeth Bridge... every time those POXY bus came on the bridge, the bridge shook a bit and what as 90 second exposure was mucked up by those POXY buses.........

    Bring back the route master........
     
  3. PhilW

    PhilW Well-Known Member

    Re: Questions

    90 seconds seems a very long exposure??

    Why so long? And by using the same aperture but extending the shutter time won't you be massively over exposing?
     
  4. Fen

    Fen Well-Known Member

    Re: Questions

    Wouldn't make a difference. They still make the bridges tremble.
     
  5. Lounge Lizard

    Lounge Lizard Well-Known Member

    Answer

    Drop a line to Ken and ask if he could close off the bridge for an hour or so while you take your shots. I'm sure he'd be happy to help as we all know that he is very keen to help photographers. :)
     
  6. Norman

    Norman Well-Known Member

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    ... or re-employ 10,000 conductors who would be needed if we brought back Routemasters. You never know you might get a reply.
     
  7. TheFatControlleR

    TheFatControlleR :Devil's Advocaat: Forum Admin

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    Maybe introduce half-scale Routemasters and employ relatively cheap semi-conductors...


    <font color="cfcfcf">Don't worry, I didn't even take my coat off...
     
  8. Fen

    Fen Well-Known Member

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    That was shocking!

    What bright spark thought of that?
     
  9. Lounge Lizard

    Lounge Lizard Well-Known Member

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    I am resisting even though I have the capacity to react but I have to modulate the frequency and amplitude of my posts. (Ouch! that Hertz...) :D
     
  10. dreamer1955

    dreamer1955 Well-Known Member

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    looks like we've gone off topic again..............
     
  11. Fen

    Fen Well-Known Member

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    Yeah.

    Lovely weather for it. :D
     
  12. Nod

    Nod Well-Known Member

    Re: Answer

    Will the semiconductors have sillycone chips implanted? :)
     
  13. TheFatControlleR

    TheFatControlleR :Devil's Advocaat: Forum Admin

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    Only the female of the species will have silly cones...
     
  14. Nod

    Nod Well-Known Member

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    Chippy clippies?
     
  15. Lounge Lizard

    Lounge Lizard Well-Known Member

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    Yes, it all went off again when somebody brought up RouteMaster buses. Now, who did that...
     
  16. Benchista

    Benchista Which Tyler

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    And now even the off-topic bit is off-topic... :D
     
  17. Barney

    Barney Well-Known Member

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    Topics? What has a hazelnut in every bite!






    (Squirrel poo!) :D
     
  18. TheFatControlleR

    TheFatControlleR :Devil's Advocaat: Forum Admin

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  19. Hotblack

    Hotblack Dead Horse Flogger

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    Is an 'off topic' one that's been sitting in a shop window for a few years?
     
  20. MickLL

    MickLL Well-Known Member

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    Is this a record length for a 'help' thread?

    MickLL
     

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