A bunch of Dallas night shots

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  1. RyanMTaylor

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    I didn't go into the heart of Dallas so I didn't get any huge city shots but here are a few that I was able to take on my off time. I was in the city on business so I didn't have a great deal of time to myself.

    This one is my favorite. 2am and a little tipsy(walking around after a few bars with a friend). Looks like some kind of faux Stonehenge to me.
    1) Tv:20s, Av:5.6, ISO:200, Focal Length:50mm, WB:4k Exposure Compensation(post): +1
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    2)Tv:10s, Av:8, ISO:100, Focal Length:18mm, WB:4k Exposure Compensation(post): none
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    3)Tv:10s, Av:8, ISO:100, Focal Length:18mm, WB:4k Exposure Compensation(post): none
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    4)Tv:5s, Av:10, ISO:100, Focal Length:55mm, WB:3200k Exposure Compensation(post): none
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    5) OOF for sure. I'm gonna start bringing my flashlight so I can see my focus more clearly. Any other ideas on how to focus at night when it's hard to see?
    Tv:13s, Av:5, ISO:100, Focal Length:41mm, WB:4000k Exposure Compensation(post): +.9
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    6) some more experiments with a halogen flashlight.
    Tv:25s, Av:7.1, ISO:100, Focal Length:18mm, WB:4000k Exposure Compensation(post): +.9
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    lemme know what you guys like or hate or think in general. : )
     
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    Home sweet home. You should get to West End Market Place for some good urban shots if you go back.
     
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    Duely noted. I think I may end up going back within the next month or so. Have to check that out. : )
     
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    Sweet shots I like them
     
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    Thanks! Anyone have any pointers on how I could improve with them next time? Composition is where I struggle most of the time.
     
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    What equipment are you using?
     
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    The second one and the last one are real nice. I like how the water looks in shot 2.
     
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    Canon Rebel XS, 18-55 IS kit lens, shutter release and a tripod.
     
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    Thanks a lot. I like the water too.
     
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    I would recommend a good flash (off camera if you can) And experiment with your manual settings.
     
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    I'm getting a speedlite next week. Definitely plan to test that out. Also all of these shots were taken in Manual. Would you recommend any particular "tests" or experiments to get familiarized quickly?
     
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    what f settings and ISO settings etc etc....did you use?
     

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