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Old Mar 1, 2006, 3:55 AM   #1
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University of Petroleum, new construction building site.

Original date/time: 2006:01:09 20:40:06
Shutter speed: 15.00
F-stop: 3.5
ISO speed: 200
Focal length: 18.0000
Focal length (35mm): 27
Flash: Not fired
Exposure mode: Auto
White balance: Auto

Minolta 7D, 18-70mm zoom.

I was surprised by how little noise there was. some of my night shots have too much noise.

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Old Mar 1, 2006, 4:39 PM   #2
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Construction sites, with their dynamism, also appeals to me, Bob. So, I was pleased to see one. And for this particular shot;I don't think there's anything that the foreground offers the picture,and therefore, could be cropped out, except for the puddle which provides a some useful reflection.
And yes, a clean image without visable noise, which is an understandable case for a SLR type camera especially at an ISO as low as 200. Might be misinterpreting but I noticed some kind of blurriness, which surprised me. I would expect pin sharp image with those settings which is only possible with a tripod, unless you leaned the camera somewhere firmly. You did not forget to set a delay of 2 seconds to avoid a slight shake for depressing the shutter release, did you?:-)
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Old Mar 1, 2006, 5:14 PM   #3
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this one is just too soft.. as was suggested, use the timer, even the act of depressing the shutter even on a tripod is enough to induce some shake and cause some blurriness, esp with a lightweight tripod..

also your horizon is crooked, line it up a little better next time as well..

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Old Mar 1, 2006, 6:06 PM   #4
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Thanks for your comments, they are appreciated!

I did use a tripod - but a light weight one, and it is always windy here.

I also forgot the remote cable shutter release. - Shutter speed was 15 seconds.

I heard of people using sand bags on the tripod to make it heavier.

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