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Old Jan 10, 2011, 1:18 PM   #1
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Oops ! Maybe this isn't in the right place ?! Well it's here now - sorry for any confusion !
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Xin Tian Di is an amazing restaurant, entertainment and tourist draw area located in downtown Shanghai.

Amazing because the developer of this whole area (absolutely huge - includes a man-made lake, metro stops and lots of very high-end commercial & residential buildings) - Shui On from Hong Kong - actually tore down all the existing Shikumen (traditional stone lintel houses - look for the indicative stone lintels above the doors and horizontal red stripe of alternative coloured bricks) numbering them as they did so - and then rebuilt everything from the ground up, after repairing the bricks, to form this unique development.

Now a centre of recreation and a massive tourist draw - Ricky Martin even performed an impromptu (cough cough) concert on the island in the middle of the lake !

These shots were all long exposures taken at night. I have deliberately avoided the crowded main thoroughfares.








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Old Jan 10, 2011, 3:47 PM   #2
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Like these, kevin. No 2 has a very real feel, like i could climb into the frame and walk along the pavement.
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Old Jan 11, 2011, 4:56 AM   #3
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Thank you Mark - like you I am just getting into these long exposures and really enjoying them !
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Impressive night-pictures, Frogfish!
Really interresting angles in 1 + 3, my favorite being # 2

Do you shoot RAW-files or JPEG's?

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Old Jan 11, 2011, 2:05 PM   #5
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Thank you Walter !

I have only just started shooting in RAW but the difference is a very noticeable improvement and I'll be shooting much more with RAW (DNG) in future. The K5 has a lovely feature for this, take a shot in jpg - if you like it on the LCD press two buttons and Voila, the RAW version is saved too.

These three were shot in RAW.
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Excellent work!!!
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Thank you BH !
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Nice picks. I see really long exp values: 20".
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Thank you Ordo !

Yes that evening I was using between 20' and 30', ISO 100, F11 to f13, -3EV.
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Nice job here with the long exposures. Keeping your ISO and -3EV low was clever which created deep rich shadows throughout and highlights pleasant. Did you have any problems with people wanting to walk in your way? Turning your shutter speed up to around 1 1/2 seconds to include people will greatly enhance other types of moods here for sure.

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