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  1. drakeman

    drakeman TPF Noob!

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    All with my sigma 70-200 2.8. All at ISO 400.
    I was really just messing around with the settings, any input on what I should do would be helpful.

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    f/11, 1/200
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    f/6.3, 2.5 sec
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    f/9, 1.6 sec
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    4.
    f/9, 4 sec

    This was the actual color i was getting.



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    f/11, 5 sec
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    drakeman TPF Noob!

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    Anyone?
     
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    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    The mysterious feeling of Photo 3 is quite appealing!
    The first is good. The moon ...
    But 3 is special with the clouds and twigs and light and dark areas...
    The conversions are good, as the orange colour looks kind of "wrong", doesn't it? You'd expect some silvery-bluish light, wouldn't you?
     
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    Torus34 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I should think that the most valuable contribution of the posting of your photographs is to inspire others to try their hands at this lesser-known house within the mansion of photography.

    In particular, your pictures point out, quite clearly, the importance of choosing those nights when clouds can contribute to the interest of a picture. The specific choice of a foreground element, and whether it is merely a silhouette or exposed to bring out some detail, is also a major compositional element.

    The exposure information will be a great aid, also.

    On color: under dim light, the photoreceptors in our eyes which are color-sensitive 'fire' far less than the 'b&w' receptors. Color really doesn't register with us at low light levels -- such as in objects seen by moonlight.

    Refracted light, though, is something else again. We can see real colors in a moonbow. And, btw, there are two distinctly different sizes of rings around the moon. Should you catch a chance to see one, do note that the sky inside the ring appears darker than the rest of the sky.
     
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    The picture is so nice but I am not able to correct your problem.
     
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    drakeman TPF Noob!

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    Okay, thank you for the comments and especially for the explanation of the moon light.
    Does any one else have any more info on the settings I was using? I was just wondering if I should focus using on a shorter shutter speed with a wide open aperture, or the opposite. This was my first time shooting any night shots so I was wanting to know if these were the usual to use. I found it did not make that much difference until I got to wide open.
    Thanks in advance,
    Elliot

    Edit: Also, should I have been shooting at ISO 200?
     
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    astrostu I shoot for the stars

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