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Old Jun 29, 2013, 7:27 PM   #1
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Default E-3 and night shots.

I get to practice night shots quite often with all the Disney Parks nearby. My night shot and fireworks settings are not what the textbooks say, but were developed by trial and error and experience. I was over at Disney last weekend, and thought I would share a few shots.

The E-3, with 12-60mm lens. All shots were hand-held and mostly at around 1/50 to 1/80 sec; camera was slow-panned, when necessary, to follow the movement of the slow moving floats.













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Old Jun 30, 2013, 1:14 PM   #2
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Hey Steve

Now those are cool.. The pics at that size look sharp, so you got the exposure just right. Did you have IS on ?

I've not been to any of the Disney Parks not even the one in Paris .. so we needs to fix that

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That are really good pictures Steven!!

I do also wonder if you did use IS or not.

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Now those are cool.. The pics at that size look sharp, so you got the exposure just right. Did you have IS on ?

I've not been to any of the Disney Parks not even the one in Paris .. so we needs to fix that

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That are really good pictures Steven!!
I do also wonder if you did use IS or not.
Thanks for looking and the comments Harj and Lordje. Yes, I keep the IS on, especially for slow speed night shots. I need all the help that I can get. LOL

P.S. to Harj: Lots of non-stop scheduled and charted flights from London to the Orlando area run regularly during the week. I see a lot of British tourists over here at the Disney Parks, the beaches, and other places. This past February at the Daytona 500, I was setting with 3 guys from London who had flown over to watch the race, and then were heading down to Miami beach for the rest of the week.

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Now those are cool.. The pics at that size look sharp, so you got the exposure just right.
+1 from me! Steven, what ISO were you using? Only the 3rd photo has the level of noise I would have expected in all of them - I'm impressed. And you even got a reptile in there...

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+1 from me! Steven, what ISO were you using? Only the 3rd photo has the level of noise I would have expected in all of them - I'm impressed. And you even got a reptile in there...

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Thanks Ted. I shot the parade at ISO800 and the fireworks at ISO1600.

You made me realize that I clicked on the wrong photo in the SmugMug links, and the shot used in #3 was posted by mistake. It was one I was just playing around with and had not finished. I had been playing with raising the brightness level way up, and was going to then apply some contrast, and noise reduction, but never came back to it. My fault for doing things in a hurry on a small laptop screen. Let's try this one instead:
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Much better, and a remarkable photo.
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All FANTASTIC SHOTS Steven
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Thanks Ted. I shot the parade at ISO800 and the fireworks at ISO1600.

You made me realize that I clicked on the wrong photo in the SmugMug links, and the shot used in #3 was posted by mistake.
Hah! You forgot one of the corollary rules to Murphy's Law: "The eye of the Chief Engineer is more accurate than any measuring instrument."

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Super nice shots Steve.
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