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Old Aug 19, 2010, 11:21 PM   #1
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Default A couple nighttime shots.

Both 30 second exposures, the viewfinder was pretty much black sans the celestial bodies. Taken with a T2i and Tokina 11-16 2.8 at f/8. I kinda like the shadow in #2, despite it being completely accidental. I didn't have much time for staging and fiddling with settings as I was also walking my puppy, who was getting restless.

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Old Aug 19, 2010, 11:24 PM   #2
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Were you using a filter on the first shot?
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Nope, straight lens.
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Did you lens have a hood, the is a flare in the shot. Most likely form the moon on the first shot.
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No hood, either. I left the Tokina hood at home for some reason. Do you mean in the second shot? I see the obvious flare in the first, but I thought that would be inevitable with such a long exposure on the moon.
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In the first shot, a hood would have help out greatly. Those 3 flares may have been prevented with the hood. Hoods are useful for any strong light source in the area.
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Oh, I guess I was under the impression that they only worked like that if the light source was out of the shot. Thanks for the tip.
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Hoods can be used all the time, even at night and indoors. Any strong light source can cause it, not just the sun. I have had street light cause a flare in the past.

I took this shot with the hood, and the moon was very bright. The hood help to prevent flares.
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This is a really beautiful shot....



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Hoods can be used all the time, even at night and indoors. Any strong light source can cause it, not just the sun. I have had street light cause a flare in the past.

I took this shot with the hood, and the moon was very bright. The hood help to prevent flares.
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