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Old May 29, 2011, 7:00 PM   #1
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was out snapping all day and decided to go back out for the sunset and night time ........ just to see if any cars were actually moving in my one horse village. Managed to come up with these. Not a patch on Backyard's series, but I was more than surprised and pleased that I actually managed to get some trailing lights

Please, please do give me all the critique, advice and tips you can for this series as I want to learn more and improve. If anyone can fill me in on the timing for when cars come along then that would be a great help ie do I snap once they pass, as soon as I seem them, or do I start to snap before hand?? I was a bit confused. The 1st shot I clicked before the cars arrived, then in the others I waited till I saw the lights. All advice and comments greatly appreciated.
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Old May 29, 2011, 7:20 PM   #2
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Dyane, these are great! I love the contrast of the light trails with the old village - well done
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Old May 29, 2011, 9:26 PM   #3
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Great work, bet you surprised yourself with these??
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Old May 29, 2011, 10:47 PM   #4
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The colors are wonderful! Great photos. My favorite is #4, it's beautiful, with the tailight stream.
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Nice shots indeed!
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Beautiful night shots DyaneG! Good job
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Wow, fantastic series! My fav is #3, the combination of the yellowish buildings against the dark blue sky and the trailing lights are just amazing. You live in a very beautiful place!!
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Very nice! I think it is great you are learning all kind of new things with the camera.

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Old May 30, 2011, 4:24 PM   #9
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Great first try Dyane

Wonderful colors in the first

#2 is the one for me, #3 what went through a coach or a truck?

Last 2 shots, I prefer seeing the red trailing lights compared to the oncoming white light... just me. was you in the car for these two shot? trying to work out what the reflections are above the road
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I love long exposure ! They look nice. When i take long exposure ones i always set the camera to face the direction where the car is heading so that i can have the red lights on the shot and i start when the car is still coming and not in the frame yet. I usually have it under 10 seconds depending on the lights around and the traffic.
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