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Old Aug 3, 2004, 3:37 AM   #1
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what about this one?

File NameIMG_0648.JPG
Camera Model NameCanon PowerShot A75
Shooting Date/Time02.08.2004 00:10:28
Shooting ModeManual
Photo Effect ModeOff
Tv( Shutter Speed )2
Av( Aperture Value )2.8
Metering ModeCenter-weighted averaging
ISO Speed100
Lens5.4 - 16.2mm
Focal Length5.4mm
Digital ZoomNone
Image Size1024x768
Image QualityFine
FlashOff
White BalanceAuto
AF ModeSingle AF
Color SpacesRGB
File Size306KB
Drive ModeSelf-Timer Operation
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Old Aug 3, 2004, 10:34 AM   #2
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Well, you can't expect to get night photos that are as good as photos in daylight. You've got too much contrast in a night photo (due to the brighter street lights, versus the darker shadow areas). Also, the camera's noise reduction will reduce detail in a photo, since it is needed to reduce the hot pixels you'd get with longer exposures with a smaller CCD.

Light is a Digital Camera's best friend.

I'd make sure you set focus to infinity (versus using Autofocus), if you didn't do this for the shot.

You may also want to use a smaller aperture, respresented by a higher f/stop number (versus shooting "wide open" at f/2.8 ).

You'll need to experiment with exposure times for best results. With a scene like this one, you'll either have a choice of less halos around the bright lights with darker shadow areas; or more halos around the bright lights withlighter shadow areas.

There really isn't a way to have both properly exposed (unless you take multiple exposures, and combine them later with software).

You may also wantto experiment withwhite balance settings.






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Old Aug 3, 2004, 6:23 PM   #3
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This is something little, but try to watch what you are shooting before you shoot it. You have people shadows at the bottom of the pic. This can be cropped out though.
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Old Aug 4, 2004, 5:43 AM   #4
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I have the A75 too.. Look at my night shots at www.zoodany.it

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Old Aug 4, 2004, 4:45 PM   #5
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Regardless of the "people shadows" or halo's around the street lights I think that's a pretty cool picture. I love night shots with digital camera's. Here is a night shot I recently took just before the sun was completely down. This was taken with my Sony DSC-S30 Cybershot.
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Old Aug 4, 2004, 9:28 PM   #6
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RyanH wrote:
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This is something little, but try to watch what you are shooting before you shoot it. You have people shadows at the bottom of the pic. This can be cropped out though.
I actually like the figures at the bottom. It give an eerie feeling of "people in the night".
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