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Old Jul 30, 2011, 6:48 PM   #1
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Default Light Trails at the Mt St Michel

A couple of weekends ago, I discovered that I could get long exposures in Aperture mode - so I stayed out after work to practise and try it out at night. All comments and tips welcome.
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Old Jul 30, 2011, 10:33 PM   #2
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Old Jul 31, 2011, 10:49 AM   #3
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I'm gonna be 'kill joy', great exposure on Mt St Michel, but just feel the light trial distracts too much... sorry Dyane

May be with more traffic and red and 'white' trails it would work better

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Old Jul 31, 2011, 4:36 PM   #4
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G'day Dyane

A good start - and a nice discovery
suggestion if I may...

Try your camera work a bit earlier during twilight if poss so that you can get a bit of glow in the sky as well
Try also in Shutter-mode and preset 15 to 30 seconds [shows up as 15" or 20" or 30" on the back screen] ... the Aperture will look after itself - maybe using ISO-200 or 400

As you get more practice with after-dark pix, you will be able to choose between 'headlights' or 'tail-lights', white lines or red lines, or a mixture of both !!

Hope this helps
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Hi Guys and thanks for the feedback.

Square One - no probs at all. Its good to get all differing opinions so that I can look at things from another angel as well. Next time I will try and miss out the lights and get some fan-tab-ulous Mt St Michel pics

Ozzie - G'Day, yes I know what you mean about the darkness......... if only I could sneak out of work earlier to get the twilight shots. The settings I tried out were ISO 100, f16 at 30secs. Unfortunately around 11pm everyone is leaving the place so I get more headlights than tail lights ......... the tail light shots did not look good with breaks in them so I ditched them.

I will keep trying for sure.
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Good on yer for trying. I haven't even taken my camera out at night yet!!
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