long night exposure of the creepy/cool house next door

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  1. nakedyak

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    Whew. long title. It wasn't that cold last night, so i drug (dragged?) my gear outside and set up in the dark. Since i'm basically just guessing with the exposure times and stuff, i had to experiment a while. When we are talking about exposure times ranging from 2-4 minutes to 25 minutes, you can't really experiment too much at 2:30am :confused:

    So anyways, tried a 25 minute exposure at f8 and it was a little over exposed, but these minute and minute and a half exposures at f4 or f4.5 worked out pretty well i think :) let me know what you think! They aren't the same picture by the way, just very similar.

    P.S. Right after i took these, a huge white dog that i've never seen ran around the side of the house and barked really loudly at me. It scared the crap out of me, and i ran inside. wow

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    i dont think i like this one as much, but some people might like it more in color. this one was 163 seconds at f4.0, ISO 100 at 10mm

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    Sweet pictures and awesome work. I love long exp shots! Nice work!
     
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    Those are fantastic! In high school I turned myself into a night owl because of night photography. This makes me want to do it all again.
     
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    Really cool pictures.
     
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    well thanks guys
     
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    That colour version has an additional element of creepiness to it, I think, for the colours are so "off" ... not meaning that in a negative way at all for this one here, quite to the contrary.

    I do like the black and white one for a reason, it is so nicely clear and the sky is so special in that one.

    There is the same pattern on the sky in the colour version - no: colour photo, since the two are not the same - but it is a lot less obvious and other things stand out more. Such as that creepy (to my mind) greenish yellow of the light that illuminated the scene (probably a lot less brightly for the eyes, right?).
     
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    Awsome pic man :D I wouldnt like to go in that house after dark!
     
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    Great shots, I really like the first one, the rays of light coming over the house a very cool looking.
     
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    These shots are so cool! I love them! How do you take shots w/ such long exposures? I know that sounds like a stupid question. When I take shots even at a super small aperature they would come out exposed correctly or slighty under exposed at 30 seconds. How do you manage this 25 minute stuff? I think I'll start a thread in the general Q&A for some more lengthy explanations.
     
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    Looks good in colour or BW, excellent.
     
  11. JonathanM

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    I like the B&W, without noticeing the stars in the colour it could be a weird sunset image, and that means it losing some spookiness.

    The B&W with the light coming over the roof is excellent, looks like you spent a massive amount of money on back lighting it!!
     
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    These are both cool!

    Really excellent work dude!!

    Keep it up!!
     

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