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Old Apr 18, 2008, 7:27 PM   #1
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Cincinnati Skyline as photographed from across the Ohio River in Covington, KY.

DL + Kit Lens.

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Old Apr 18, 2008, 8:26 PM   #2
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Cool Jay. I like this type of shot. Was this on a tri pod? I would assume so since the exposure time is 4 sec.

Next time, if you take the aperture to F11 you can get a nice star effect in the lights. It is the aperture blades that cause it!

Here is an example.



This is with the DL and the kit 18-55 kit lens.

Where I live the waterfront is kind of devoid of city skylines like this. I drive right through whereyou shot this a couple times of year and I have always thought is looked very cool!

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Old Apr 18, 2008, 8:37 PM   #3
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very nice shot!!
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Old Apr 18, 2008, 8:37 PM   #4
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Wow..your image is beautiful! Yes, I used a tripod. I used a mid scale aperture in order to get the best image quality from this economy lens. Having seen your picture though, I should try it again with a smaller aperture--the star effect is very appealing! Thanks for the tip. I continue to be amazed at the capability of the kit lens!

BTW, was your image captured in early morning light?J

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Old Apr 18, 2008, 8:52 PM   #5
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Quite a while before sunrise. Probably 45 minutes.

If you look at the smaller lights in your shot there is some star effect starting on some of them. Another thing I do is use the 2 sec. time delay. It locks up the mirror for 2 seconds before the shutter opens. Lets the camera settle down from the mirror flipping up.

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City lights beautiful, well taken.
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Two really nice pictures. Skyline shots can really look nice and yours certainly does.

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Great nightime shots. Reflections add so much to these images.

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I was thinking the same as Ira - the reflections on the water are wonderful. I've taken some night/early morning pictures of the city, and they aren't half as interesting. Thanks for the info about what aperture you need to start to see the star effect.
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Very nice. I have seen thatview at least 250 times but never been in a position to stop for the picture. Every time my wife is with me, she comments that we need to get a good skyline shot from the top of the hill.

You have clearly demonstrated that it is worth the effort to stop.
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