night photography is not easy...

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  1. scheffer

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    As assignment we got: night photography, without anymore details. Well, this is the result. In the middle of the night I went to the Westerschelde in the Netherlands. Hope you like them. I found the lighting rather difficult, so I shot in raw. It helped me adjusting a little here and there. Any other tricks I need to know? Next time I try this I'll go a little earlier, just before it is really dark. That will help me with the back ground light.

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    These are all really nice !!

    I like the house the most probably. You found pretty good angles and light everywhere you went !
     
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    You did a great job. I'm not a fan of the first one, as nothing really captured me, but the rest are fantastic.
     
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    3rd and 4th are my favorites. Nice job.
     
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    Great job! I personally like the long pier with the boats in front of it... Very nice!
     
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    The pics seems like they have alot of noise what ISO did you use?? I LOVE the pictures
     
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    kundalini Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Great shots. I'm going to go off on a tangent, if you please.

    #1 - Into the Mystic by Van Morrison
    #2 - Industrial Disease by Dire Staits
    #3 - One Particular Harbour by Jimmy Buffet
    #4 - Our House by Crosby, Stills, Nash & (sometimes) Young
    #5 - Lights by Journey (sometimes refered to as City by the Bay)

    In that kind of mood tonight.
     
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    If you shot in RAW I would adjust the WB in three and four. As stated you have a lot of noise in them all. If you have it on a tripod why not go ahead and shoot 100 or 200 ISO.
    Cosmo
     
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    thanks for the nice comments! Well, about the noise. Indeed I shot in raw, and I boosted the exposure later on. This explains part of the noise. I did shoot at low ISO, but I got misled by looking at the LCD screen on my camera. Due to the brightness of this screen, I thought the exposure was ok. I did not look on the histogram, stupid I know. The picture of the smoke of the power plant showed little contrast between the smoke and the background, so here I boosted the contrast as well. I thought that the noise in this one add something to it. The blueish sky, I do not know where the noise is coming from exactly. Exposure times were in the 10's of seconds. Dark current photon shot noise they call this.

    I did notice two hot pixels by the way at these long exposures. Anyone saw this before? Camera is a Canon 30D.

    Danny
     
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    Blue has a lot of noise in it.,.. might explain one issue...

    Lightroom seems to automatically fix dead pixels when you open the develop panel, that might help you out too !!
     

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