Evening/ Night Shoot - Aviation Museum

Discussion in 'General Gallery' started by Goldeeno, Jun 21, 2008.

  1. Goldeeno

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    Myself and two other members from Flickr decided to meet up an do a night time shoot. This was my first time using the 430EX for this, so much happier to have some control over the power and zoom.

    Bruntingthorpe houses many aircraft, many still in working condition, and can be seen on open days at full throttle taxi runs. Some of the main features are the Victor and Vulcan jets, and the Pair of Electric Lightnings, but these are just a few of the larger aircraft on offer.
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    A couple as the sun was going down.
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    Finally once the light had faded the fun started.
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    Possibly one of my personal fav's, nothing but natural light, although RAW processed and levels adjusted. 216 second exposure.
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    Also topped the night off with some of my first attempts at shooting cars with strobes.
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    Thanks for taking the time to look.
     
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    Thanks for the cool pics. I like the 12th pic and the 5th.
     
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    very well taken, especially those shots in the evening and night.
    believe you are using a wide angle lens.
    the color is nice and it compliment the composition which, makes the photos eye catching!

    hope to see more of your works! :)
     
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    I agree with the comment above regarding the night captures. Care to tell us the settings/lighting you used for those?
     
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    Sorry, been out all day :D
    Canon 350D and sigma 10-20mm, with cable remote (£6 ebay job with lock position for Bulb Shutter)

    When using the flash, ambient light, ie background is controlled by aperture. So most shots used f4-6 to get the light from the moon etc.

    Shutter varied, mainly on 30seconds at f4 ISO on 100. However did bump upto 216 seconds using the remote lock and Bulb mode.

    Then while on exposure, using my only flash gun, a 430EX, walk or run... depending where you need to get in 30 seconds, firing the flash.

    Gotta be carefully you dont bounce the flash off the plane to catch yuor body.. you end up with ghost figures around, and positioning your body directly between the camera and flash. This leaves a "Dark Spot" opposite of flash hot spot, ie your shadow cast on the subject, but theres no detail there, so no cheating and pulling back with curves etc.

    Other than that, trail and error, taking a shot, seeing where the flash worked and where it didnt. Adjusting flash power and zoom etc.
     

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