Few more night shots.......

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  1. Chicagophotoshop

    Chicagophotoshop TPF Noob!

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    the first one I think I finally got right. second one was my first try and keeping the shutter open. something messed up in the middle of the photo. not sure how to fix it. but ok for a first try.

    my settings for the first was ISO 400 f/9

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    Nice I like the traffic lights in the 2nd one
     
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    thanks. see that messed up part in the middle? I cant seem to fix that
     
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    Corry Flirtacious and Bodacious Supporting Member

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    Very nice....I'm still learning my way around Chicago...is that North Michigan Ave?
     
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    yes. the first pic I am standing on the Michigan ave bridge looking west. the second is looking north on michigan ave at the bridge.

    if you keep walking north, you hit all the shopping.
     
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    how do you get that effect with the traffic lights its really cool! Sorry im not that bright with my camera still.

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    long exposures usually do that to the lights. u can also buy a filter which has the same effect
     
  8. Chicagophotoshop

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    shutter was open for 4 seconds. but thats a long time, you need to make sure you have the correct manual settings. mine were f/22 iso was low 400-800 cant remember exactly. it was my first time so I have to try different combinations of ISO/aperture.

    and a tripod is a MUST.
     
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    When I do night shots, I always do the lowest ISO possible...I'd much rather not have the grain. And I close the aperture down pretty far, and put it on a looooong exposure.

    ...but that's my personal preference. :p
     
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    So setting it for a long shutter time gave you that awesome tail light trail of the passing cars?
     
  11. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    The light trails of the cars, are, indeed, created by a long exposure time, and the star effect of the lights is created by a small aperture.

    Now some here use compact digital cameras which are limited in their manual settings, like my Powershot only goes down to f8 as its smallest aperture, and down to 15 seconds as its longest exposure. But that will still do a good job on the nighttime photos, provided I do go down to f8.

    Since one thing is untrue that has been said in the comments before: it is not the long exposures alone that creates these star-effects in stationary lights, it is the small aperture. A large aperture will make lights show as big, bright blobs.
     
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    Great Night Shots. The 2nd one is really nice!
     

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