My first photo taken during night C&C please

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  1. prince05

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    Please give comments on this photo im not sure if this is a good shot or a bad shot.thanks!

    the settings i used: Flash mode: No flash | Focal Length: 45mm | ISO: 1100 |
    F-number: F/36 | Exposure time: 30 sec. | Exposure compensation: 0 | Metering Mode: Pattern | 12-29-09 8:41pm

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    im a noob so i cant really comment on the shot itself but the border is very distracting
     
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    Looks like a good start as things as clear. There is a streak of light down the middle that is really distracting, might be some flare or something.

    However, the subject matter is quite boring and doesnt really hold my interest. Try doing what you did with something a bit more interesting :)
     
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    thanks for the reply..i'll keep that in mind to make simpler borders..:sexywink:
     
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    thank you bigtwinky i'll try to get a good subject the next time i'll do a shoot like this..and i think the flares were created because of the light and i used the slowest shutter speed in this photo..maybe i need to increase a little more the next time..
     
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    also set your ISO to the lowest possible number

    its a long exposure. no need for high light sensitivity :D

    a filter attached may be the cause of the flare ? .. idk

    welcome to the forum :)
     
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    not bad, but the border screams 80s instructional video to me lol.
    jmho
     
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    boogschd has a great point.

    When doing night shots, you should:
    1) use a tripod
    2) set camera to iso 100
    3) set camera to Aperture priority
    4) set Aperture to f8 - f16

    There is no real point at night to set the camera to f36. With ISO 100 and an aperture of 8-16, you should still be hitting the 20 secs mark for dark subjects, but with a much cleaner image
     
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    when you make your aperture that small you're gonna lose sharpness also...
     
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    Lose the frame.
    I like the shot, I like the flare.
    Crop most of that dark bush off the left side.
    It has a slight tilt to the left.
    The f36 is what gave you that cool star effect on the light.
     

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