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Old 1st October 2009, 12:38   #136
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Damn!!! 142 secs you can actually see the earth rotating (causing the stars to look like they were moving).

Just got a Canon 1000 D, will start contributing once i get a hang of all the features.

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Actually, if you do not shoot towards the north(Pole star does not move), you can get much more movement.
If you are shooting towards north, and want a nice circle, around the pole star, you need to get much longer.
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The city lights have added to the noise pollution, thats why the glow is there.
Shooting towards east or west, you get long trails even with shorter exposures
For example
Exposure = 900 seconds
F 4.0
ISO 200
The extra bright star is Venus
Shot towards the west to get venus setting behind mountain
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Old 1st October 2009, 13:18   #137
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My first shot with a tripod, exposure 5 seconds.

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@sukiwa, technically your shout is good. You have followed rule of thirds, and exposure is good, but from a composition standpoint it loses.
There is nothing of particular interest here. The blown lights towards right distract from the shot, and the hill in distance is just a fain silhouette.

When you take a night shot, always ask yourself, would like like to take a day shot also at same place, and you will have your answer.
Of course, in urban setting the best is taking light trails etc.,
Then there are some subjects which look great at night
.I took this 10s shot when I was learning the ropes
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Then you have amusement parks which can give you excellent shots!
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Then you have amusement parks which can give you excellent shots!
Very nice shot! But it seems that the merry go round on the right side was stationary, otherwise, it would have looked like a pot shape.
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Nice photos again tsk and thanks for the tips.

This is a different type of a photo than the ones posted till now. I believe its called light painting. It involves a long exposure and a tripod, so I hope this qualifies for the theme.
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Excellent Deky. Of course light painting is under long exposure.
Infact, there are photographers who excel in this, and I must say, you are one of those.
I can never get straight lines, and you wrote your name in cursive!
Share the tips please!
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Excellent Deky. Of course light painting is under long exposure.
Infact, there are photographers who excel in this, and I must say, you are one of those.
I can never get straight lines, and you wrote your name in cursive!
Share the tips please!

Ohh!!! Thank You.

This is what I did.

1. Set the camera on 30 second shutter speed on a tripod 10 feet away from a blank wall.

2. set the self timer to 10 seconds.

3. face the wall (with ur back to the camera) and stretch your right hand which has the torch to the wall.

4. Start writing with the torch on the wall, slowly moving forward, as you would write on a piece of paper.

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Old 1st October 2009, 15:59   #143
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@tsk
You long exposures are the best! I love em!

Heres something i shot during that Yosemite trip!
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Mumbai cityscape - an attempt at long exposure, wrong ISO setting. Lot to learn... Thanks, Tanveer, for the great shots and helping us learn in the process too.
Exposure = 8 s
ISO 800
F/8
Camera = Sony H3
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Some of my pics with long exposures.
Don't have the exif now, if required will post it later


Pic -1 In front of my house in Native.A long exposure shot, probably 15s , it's a Knee held, (Hold on, rather I was sitting on a chair with camera placed on my knee with hands holding it tightly)

2. Goa - Ronil Beach resort

3. From Office Balcony. 15s exposure.

4. From House balcony - Blr

5. From my house balcony- Blr . The tree shake(leaves, braches) was evident.
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here's one from Kudremukh NP
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WOW Tanveer/Samurai this is an excellent initiative. I have always had an itch to learn photography but could never find the time. Seems this thread will teach me the basics and a lot more.

Superb pictures everyone. I will now be saving up to buy me another boy-toy and hope to click pictures like you all. Till then I will keep watching and learning.

I was always curious how this long exposure stuff works, or rather what it was called in the first place.

Phew, so many things you can do with a camera.
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Old 1st October 2009, 17:45   #148
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Great opening shots Tanveer, this is one area where you have really pushed the limits.

One old shot from me, please see in full size.

Time: 10s
Aperture: F/8
ISO: 100
FL: 150mm
Olympus E-500 with Zuiko 40-150mm
Date: 2006-05-12

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....Some tips..
SUPERB tips TSK!! (and great examples too)

I did not know the one about sensor temp == noise!

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....Many P&S cams take exposures upto 10 seconds, and some Panny models can go upto 60 seconds in Starry sky mode...
Add to the above, if you have a Canon P&S, downloading CHDK can increase your exposure upto 60seconds.
Link to what i'm talking about : http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/gadget...highlight=chdk (Shoot RAW with your Canon P&S! (CHDK open-source firmware))

@Shan2nu - congrats on the SLR, looking forward to some pics from you!

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3. face the wall (with ur back to the camera) and stretch your right hand which has the torch to the wall....
Was wondering about this the last time you posted this picture in another thread!

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Srisailam Dam
Shutter speed: 30 secs
Focal length: 18 mm
Apeture: f/3.5

Deepawali fireworks:
Shutter speed: 1.6 secs
Focal length: 55 mm
Apeture: f/7.1
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