first attempt at night photography...

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  1. rhall54

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    So.. I have never taken pictures at night before. One because I just recently bought a tripod and two, I don't like to go places at night by myself. Anyway.. I decided it would be safe to go to the park down the street and try it out. Any advice or criticism is welcome!!

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    Cool shot.

    You can actually shoot long exposure night shots at ISO 100 to help keep the noise under control. Since the camera is on a tripod you don't have to worry about camera shake.

    Did you take more shots from different spots around the play equipment?
     
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    Nice shot... everything is clear (for the most part) and exposed correctly.

    Another fun game to play is taking a flashlight with you and pointing it at objects of interest as the long shutter is open. It helps to light up areas of interest.

    Great job!
     
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    thank you :)

    The flashlight sounds like it would be fun!

    And I do have a few other shots. I'm gonna go back when it warms up.. it was just toooo cold to stay out very long. :(

    I'll get some more pictures up. I'm using GIMP and it likes to freeze up my computer so.. it takes me awhile to get pictures together to post on here..
     
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    I really like that picture, looks great:)

    Would you mind sharing your camera settings for that shot?
     
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    f stop: f18
    exposure time: 28 sec
    ISO:400
     
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    Great picture however my preferences are different. So my question is if I didn't want the light to be so bright what can I use to tone that down some?
     
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    Is there a filter used for that light burst? or is that natural?
     
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    To be honest with you.. I just go into GIMP and adjust contrast/brightness and hues. I haven't really done too much digital photography because when it comes to uploading and editing on the computer.. I'm not very good. Computers scare me lol. When I was in school all we did was film so..
     
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    no filters were used. It was just natural.
     
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    I just downloaded GIMP 2.6.4.0 and I was wondering what version you have? I'm currently doing the Stratford at home Photography course and I've been reading up a little on GIMP but any suggestions on how to use it? I can't figure anything out
     

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