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Old May 28, 2011, 7:46 PM   #1
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A few shots from around the river that I took after work on Friday night. The fz40 handles longer exposures really well if you can keep the ISO down (i.e. 80) and have a way to keep the camera perfectly still. I've been using a small cloth bag filled with rice - much easier to carry than a tripod!

This first shot was actually taken out of an office window on the 12th floor. The window cleaners had cleaned the glass during that week; I had to carefully cover up the glass around the camera to avoid strange light reflections:




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Old May 28, 2011, 10:01 PM   #2
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Wow backyard, #1 is amazing!!! Really beautiful! I love the last one too, the colors are incredible. You have a great eye for finding beauty in your city.
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Old May 28, 2011, 10:16 PM   #3
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While all 3 are beautiful; the 1st one is stunning! The sky really adds to the overall beauty of it! Wow!
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Absolutely great night shots, I love specially the first too
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Great shots! I just ordered a mini tripod since I can't seem to find mine. I went up to the zoo again to try on some of the darker exhibits, but I really need a tripod.. so I ended up doing auto settings. Some turned out okay others had lots of noise because they used high Iso settings. I should be getting the tripod Wed and depending on the weather, heading back up there next weekend with it.
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G'day BP

Yes mate - another set of good images

I ponder #1 with a slight bit of cropping ...


and if I did this, I would also clone out the 3-4 street light globes at the bottom of the [new] image
any thoughts??

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Thanks for all the comments. Glad everyone liked the first shot. I like taking sunset shots quite late, after the sun has gone - as long as a small amount of colour is visible it will come up in the longer exposure.

Beli, I look forward to seeing your shots from a tripod. If the exhibit is not moving, you should try to use iso 80 and in manual mode go for a long exposure. Most of these were in the 6 to 10 second range.
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Hi Phil, good suggestions - I'll try that out
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Hi Backyard - you are the BEST with these shots. Love all of them. It gets harder and harder to pick a fave with you. You are an inspiration, so much so that I went back out tonight to try my first night shots ...... post to follow
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