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Old Jul 3, 2004, 11:31 AM   #1
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http://www.vampiredust.org/fz10/03-07-2004/

I took them with different shutter speeds...
I am confused as which ones are considered good, if any?
Please give feedback and comments.

Learning and need expert advices...

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Old Jul 3, 2004, 12:42 PM   #2
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You did a great job Dachshund, where were they taken?

There are no absolute rules for night photography, I like to work in manual mode with a smal aperture (large F-number) to create a larger deph of field most of the time. For the rest it's trial and error, the advantage of a digicam is that you can review your pictures on the spot.

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Old Jul 4, 2004, 1:14 AM   #3
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Thanks Klaas...

The photos were taken in Hong Kong.
The tall building is called International Finance Center and it's the tallest building in HK atm.

I played around with the shutter speeds only...
what do u mean by depth of field anyway?

so the photos are ok?
coz i tried to match the original views and it wasn't easy at all.

i like some of the bright ones

i don't really like lcd review... sometimes they can be deceiving.

btw, what's a good site to post the photos i've taken so that ppl don't have to d/l full image to view it before checking the EXIF?
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Hi Dachshund,

Hong Kong..... I like it!

You will find a lot of info about DOF here:

http://www.wrotniak.net/photo/dof/

The pictures look great but next time you may try full manual control, set aperture to F5.6 and play with the shutter settings, this way you will have full control over the exposure and find it more easy to match the original view. Don't forget to lock ISO at 50 and of course use a tripod + the 2 sec. timer to avoid movement.

The LCD review will give you a reasonable idea of the exposure, but hey.. it's digital so shoot away and only keep the best shots after reviewing on your computer!

PBase is a great site to post your pictures:

http://www.pbase.com

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Old Jul 4, 2004, 3:45 AM   #5
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i did use manual
not all of them
coz i want to check how much differences are the manual and the night shots...

thx heaps for ur feedbacks


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Very nice photos, and as you have discovered, digital makes it really easy to experiment.

One suggestion I would make is that you set the exposure compensation to -1/3 or even more, since what is happening in your photos is that the large expanse of dark sky is affecting the exposure, and causing overexposure of the lighted buildings. You are also getting gray skies instead of the nice black you should have.

Hope this helps.

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Thx for the comments and sorry for the late reply.

I'll try it next time

cheers mate,



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