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Old Feb 8, 2011, 11:22 AM   #1
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Just been messing in M mode and notice when you push the release half way a bar appears . Is this basically telling us our exposure and if so should we be trying to zero this bar with shutter speed or fstop depending on what we are trying to photograph ?

This weekend intend to attempt a Forth Road Bridge shot in such a way that i can make the car lights appear as lines (sorry i dunno the actual term)
I'd appreciate any advice on how i should approach this , how dark should i want it etc (Dusk wise) ? Iso setting and so on
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Old Feb 8, 2011, 11:39 AM   #2
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It really depends on how close you are to the roadway or bridge. It sounds like you want to include the whole bridge in the photo, so the best strategy, in my opinion would be to use a tripod and a very slow shutter speed to show those tail light streaks.

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Old Feb 8, 2011, 11:44 AM   #3
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It really depends on how close you are to the roadway or bridge. It sounds like you want to include the whole bridge in the photo, so the best strategy, in my opinion would be to use a tripod and a very slow shutter speed to show those tail light streaks.

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Old Feb 12, 2011, 2:06 PM   #4
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Think i should've moved further down to avoid the trees

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Yeah, the trees get in the way! But your exposure seems spot on, and the bridge and view beyond with the sky looks great. Can you please try again?

What camera setting did you end up using?
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Old Feb 12, 2011, 2:15 PM   #6
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Yeah, the trees get in the way! But your exposure seems spot on, and the bridge and view beyond with the sky looks great. Can you please try again?

What camera setting did you end up using?
I used manual , 10 secs , f8
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Great shot - really well done.
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Thanks for the kind words guys , it's appreciated
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Hi Forzahibs

Great evening shot. Those light lines on the bridge set up a great mood.

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Is that a piece of shoe at the bottom left corner?
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Hi Forzahibs

Great evening shot. Those light lines on the bridge set up a great mood.

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Is that a piece of shoe at the bottom left corner?
Lol yes it is my shoe , i placed my camera on the step as i never took my tripod (stupid me)
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