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Old Apr 10, 2007, 9:17 PM   #1
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I took the family into the comedy festival last night, and I wondered the street with the camera, practising my night shooting

Have not had time to process all of my shots, but this one just jumped out at me.

Took several from this spot. Most had lower exposure times and yes on this one I have blown numerous highlights, but this shot appealed more than the darker ones. Happy to receive any C&C

Because it is a largish pic < i have linked rather than inserted it.

60 seconds at f5 on a tripod.
http://rafael.zenfolio.com/img/p877680549.jpg


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Old Apr 10, 2007, 9:31 PM   #2
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Absolutly gorgeous, Rafael. Love the reflections in the water.
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Old Apr 10, 2007, 10:24 PM   #3
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it worked well. Blown highlights fit right in for this particular shot. You were lucky the water was so still. The reflections make the shot.
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Old Apr 10, 2007, 11:46 PM   #4
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Thanks Jerry and Happy. You are absolutely right, it is the reflections and their colour that make the shot and a verymild, calmevening helped those reflections. Sometimes you get lucky.
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Old Apr 11, 2007, 1:20 AM   #5
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A pretty shot Rafael, as has been said, the colors and reflections make the shot. I don't know how you could prevent blown highlights in a shot like that.
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Old Apr 11, 2007, 3:15 AM   #6
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What an awesome shot!!! I luv the colours and the reflections as well!!!
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Old Apr 11, 2007, 3:39 AM   #7
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Thanks Ted and Annie. I have only recently ventured into night photography and I am very encouraged ny the early results. I feared all the noise about noise was going to make it a frustating experience, but the trusty FZ came through.

Ted I actually have a couple of other less exposed shots and when I get some time later this week will try to do a HDR experiment on that shot.
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Very nice. I have read oftenin this forum and elsewhere that noise problem is common to all digicams, at high ISO settings.What was your ISO setting?
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Old Apr 11, 2007, 4:34 AM   #9
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Raghu, Thanks. I just stayed at 80 ISO. I very rarely change the ISO. And with the 60s (in manual) shutter speed of the FZ30 I can get what I want as long as it isn't moving.
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Old Apr 11, 2007, 4:36 AM   #10
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Stunning Raf. As Happy says, the still water and reflections really add to this shot.

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