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9-28-06 night pix - September 28, 2006, 08:55 AM

Yep, they still suck. Im buying my tripod today, but i used a ladder to try to get some better pix.

Yeah getting the shutter speed setting is not fun. The real reason i went out here is b/c when i got home, the cresent moon was right over the fountain. So by the time i got out there, the moon went behind the clouds..

Lake/pool near my house.

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September 28, 2006, 11:25 AM

they came out pretty good. You definitly have to watch lighting sources at night cause theyll become so overpowering depending on how you have the light metering
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September 28, 2006, 11:27 AM

light + water =

the dock over the water I was surpised how they came out. I could not for the life of me get settings on the cam.


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I think they look pretty good... but i know fuck all about photography


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September 28, 2006, 11:31 AM

me neither.

The doc/fountain was about 50 yards away.

FYI, a ladder does NOT make a good substitute for a tri-pod


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Im not sure if I am wasting my time with clarity over "artsy". I mean i like what im shooting at, just disappointed with the clarity.

All pix are untouched also. That could be the deal too.


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http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m...x/DSC_0022.jpg

I don't think that would look so good if it was really clear


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True, the longer the shutter stays open, the more blurred water gets. I saw a pic of a ocean/cliff area. The water looked like fog and it was awsome.

Oh wait.. here it is:



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I have a couple of night water shots here http://www.cjbnln.com/dcpictures/index.htm

Im reworking the gallery soon so its not such a pain to navigate through it. Water at night really isnt that much of a problem though. When i started shooting night shots on the digi id just monkey it. Take a pic, look at the LCD. After a while you can get a feel for the durations and the effects you want. I dont know if youve already picked one up, but a remote shutter release is nice to have. I have a $20 Walmart special tripod and its not the best, but its light and it does the job good enough for me.
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True, the longer the shutter stays open, the more blurred water gets. I saw a pic of a ocean/cliff area. The water looked like fog and it was awsome.

Oh wait.. here it is:

That's pretty fucking pimp...


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cool. Oh, other mistake is not having a flashlight to see what you are doing to change the settings.


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the Nikon doesnt have a lamp for the LCD? damn...im glad i have Canon
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zackly matt!

chris, yeah you need to change that pronto, trying to look at your pix is annoying.


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the Nikon doesnt have a lamp for the LCD? damn...im glad i have Canon
It does, but i didnt figure that out until i was almost done. I was using car headlights as they drove by to see.

on mine you just have to move the power button over for a sec to turn it on..

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