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Old Sep 29, 2004, 8:26 PM   #1
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Last Night I was experimenting with my new Digtial Rebel and the "bulb" setting in manual mode. How fun! An ambulance drove by and made the higher up red lights. I just held down the shutter with my finger and guessed at the time.
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Old Sep 29, 2004, 9:12 PM   #2
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Looks like you may have useda starlight filter and probably a rock solid tripod also. Did I guess correctly?
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I used a video tripod I had that's really steady but I was holding my finger on the shutter button and worried it would move. I took off my polorizing filter and had no filter at all on. I was surprised to see the star effect but I do remember somebody saying that the lens or something causes that. I used the 18-55 Canon Lens.
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Old Sep 29, 2004, 11:30 PM   #4
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If you didn't use a filter, the effect was caused by the aperture being stopped down to its smallest opening. The star rays are caused by the leaves of the iris.
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really cal?

i did not know that! hmm...that explains the stars, in the night shots i've done...

cool...you learn something new every day...unless your at steves...then it's SEVERAL new things every day

nice shot freidaw! i love night shots...i can't wait till i get my 10D, and i can try this myself! (my canon G2 only goes to 15 secs...and has no bulb setting )

did you see/hear the ambulance coming and take the shot just before it passed? or did you get lucky? the upper lights add to the shot

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Old Sep 29, 2004, 11:44 PM   #6
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Hi Thanks Vito, I was standing there at 11pm at night with only a couple of cars going bye. While holding down my finger on the shutter button 2 cars went by and then I thought I'd lift my finger when all of a sudden a car and a ambulance drove up to the corner and stopped at the stop sign. I said "Oh Cool!" and kept my finger downtill they went around the corner.

You can see the car stopped but not the ambulance right behind it. It didn't have it's red emergency lights on just the regular high running lights.

I'll be going to downtown Disney for some nightshots soon.

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Old Sep 29, 2004, 11:47 PM   #7
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lol, did you get any weird looks from the people stopping at the corner?

i've been wanting to try this (i could expose well enough with 15 seconds...lol)

but i'm worry people get freaked out with people taking pictures of their cars..

i'm not sure of any particular reason...but, people around me are paranoid...

well..the real thing i want to try, is second curtain flash, freezing the car in the frame, but blurring into it..

(you could do that with the rebel i think)

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Old Sep 29, 2004, 11:54 PM   #8
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Well, I was standing up in my yard. They probably didn't see me. It was much darker than it looked in the picture. I'll go try to find out the details of the photo and how long I took the exposure.
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good point...

style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #000000"i'll just try it...who cares wat the drivers think anyway

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Old Sep 30, 2004, 12:26 AM   #10
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Very Cool! I am trying a program called iView to catalog my photo's. It's so cool! It's 199.00 a price of a lense but I'm really liking it. Here is the data I collected from that picture in iView.

image: IMG_0362.JPG
maker: Canon
model: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL
capture date: Tuesday, September 28, 2004 11:30:04 PM
EXIF version: 2.2
FlashPix version: 1.0
exposure program: Manual
ISO speed: 100
compression: 3:1
shutter speed: 214748365
aperture: f20.0
exposure bias: +0.0
metering: Average
light source: Auto
flash: OFF
focal length: 31.0
sensing: One-chip color area sensor

hmmmm I guess it doesn't say how long I held the shutter button down. My guess is a good 2 minutes.
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