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Old Nov 24, 2007, 10:30 PM   #1
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Old Nov 24, 2007, 11:25 PM   #2
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Wonderful picture!!! - when does the headless horseman come riding out? You need to consider submitting it to Steve for picture of the day (week, month, year....)!

OK Dawg, (Hope you don't mind) School is in, and I am the student...

I have a full moon, cloudless sky, and enough light here at 10.30 pm to almost read the newspaper (or Pentax manual).....

With a K100, using a tripod, with a remote set with a delay to reduce vibration, and image stablization off, Manual Focus to eliminate hunting due to the poor contrast, say using an ISO of 200 to prolong the exposure and reduce noise, flash on manual so as to not go off, metering set to multi point so as to average the light across the entire frame.

I'v tried the program setting, AV and Tv to no avail .....

... so what am I missing or doing wrong?

Inquiring minds would like to know - from the Pro....

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Old Nov 25, 2007, 3:48 AM   #3
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Lovely pic which has a lot of atmosphere. Now all you need is a grave yard
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Old Nov 25, 2007, 7:07 AM   #4
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I agree with the other posters. This is an Awesome picture.

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Old Nov 25, 2007, 7:36 AM   #5
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Very creepy!

Cool!
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Old Nov 25, 2007, 7:45 AM   #6
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I agree. Very creepy! Very cool!
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Old Nov 25, 2007, 8:42 AM   #7
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ed, very nice..
when are you sleeping???

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Old Nov 25, 2007, 9:48 AM   #8
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Wonderful picture!!! - when does the headless horseman come riding out? You need to consider submitting it to Steve for picture of the day (week, month, year....)!

OK Dawg, (Hope you don't mind) School is in, and I am the student...

I have a full moon, cloudless sky, and enough light here at 10.30 pm to almost read the newspaper (or Pentax manual).....

With a K100, using a tripod, with a remote set with a delay to reduce vibration, and image stablization off, Manual Focus to eliminate hunting due to the poor contrast, say using an ISO of 200 to prolong the exposure and reduce noise, flash on manual so as to not go off, metering set to multi point so as to average the light across the entire frame.

I'v tried the program setting, AV and Tv to no avail .....

... so what am I missing or doing wrong?

Inquiring minds would like to know - from the Pro....
I have turned a few in durring my Kodak days but to no avail as they were probably not worthy. As to the settings for the camera I do it this way...I use all manual settings with a lens with a low f/stop number. Then I set up and align the shot, get a manual focus usually to infinity, set the aperture to the lowest f/stop, ( f/2 in this case) ISO to a low number, (Started with ISO 100), Shutter Speed to a lowish number, (Started with 1/60 sec here), Then shoot and review. After the review I'll adjust up or down one of the values manually, Then shoot and review. As you see the trend and know that the adjustments need to be done in larger increments then you can go faster and further. The reason I do it this way is that no two setups or nights are the same. The moonlight can change in an instant if the clouds move over it and you must adjust accordingly. Autofocus and auto settings won't cut it...I tried these and they just do not allow for the needed adjustments. The camera is fooled most times and will under or over expose. Trial and error and Patientce and persistance are what is needed....Also helps if you have some gnarled up Blackgum trees in your front yard...They are spooky at night!! LOL



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Old Nov 25, 2007, 9:50 AM   #9
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Lovely pic which has a lot of atmosphere. Now all you need is a grave yard
Just down the road...I try not to disturb their sleep and they return the favor and stay home!

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I agree with the other posters. This is an Awesome picture.

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Thank you Phil. I appreciate that.

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