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Old Jan 22, 2014, 8:31 AM   #1
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Default January 22, 2014: Boy Scout Ridge - Mt Hood Wilderness

Boy Scout Ridge - Mt Hood Wilderness

"This was one of my first attempts at night time photography. We snowshoed in from a busy sno-park packed with family's sledding, and when we got up on this ridge we were blown away by how vast and serene it was. I tried to capture that feeling in this picture."

Photographed by Kevin Cowley from United States

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Old Jan 22, 2014, 2:44 PM   #2
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Stunning!
EXIF please?
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Stunning!
EXIF please?
If you are running Chrome or FireFox, there are plug-ins/extensions that will let you see the Exif (not all caps).

EOS Rebel T2i 18mm f8 140 seconds
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Old Jan 22, 2014, 5:24 PM   #4
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I'm actually on IE11...

So how did you calculate the exposure time (140 seconds) for this shot? External light meter? Trial and error? Any little "tricks" for us beginners?
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On this picture, I used the info from the black cat decoder web site for the proper exposure for available light.
Since then I generally start with my largest aperture, a high iso around 800 - 1600, and a 30 second exposure and see what I get. Anything past 30 seconds and you start to see star movement light in this picture. I use mirror lockup and long exposure noise reduction. If I am not using a remote, I use the 2 second delay which allows the mirror to lockup before taking the shot.
Here is a picture from this weekend from the same spot as last year.

The other had moon light side lighting the mountain, this year the moon didn't rise until late in the morning just before sunrise, and we haven't had much snow yet this winter.
Those are Mountain climbers head lamps showing up on the mountain.

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fantastic image!
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