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Old Dec 8, 2005, 9:24 AM   #1
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in my town, every christmas, we have a huge bell tower on our college campus that they ring with red lights all the way up, and put yellow lights at the top to make a huge christmasy candle.

my question, what's the best settings for something like this, like at night? best time? they turn it on before dark, so i have a good window of time to take this shot. would this be something that would require a somewhat slow shutter? i'm going to be taking it up close, and from a distance, possibly from the far side of a pond to get the light, and the up-side down reflection of it.

any comments or suggestions will be greatly appreciated.

-jon rowe
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Old Dec 8, 2005, 2:49 PM   #2
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Without knowing the location it is difficult to judge the shutter speed.

However, for the time of day, try to get there about an hour or so before its dark. I find this is the best time to get true dark blue night sky and maintain he majority of detail in the shot.

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