night shots help needed

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  1. TENPERCENTJUICE

    TENPERCENTJUICE TPF Noob!

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    first pictures taken with my new d80.

    philadelphia skyline, c&c?

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    not sure how to properly shoot this one. to the naked eye the lights inside the cira center arent noticable displaying a big P in support of the phillies. on camera the lights inside make the P less distinct. any suggestions as to how to fix this?

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    How long was your exposure? A longer exposure may show the "P" a little more noticeable??
     
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    I think zooming out or further away (prime) will group the window pixels tighter & read better... in addition to other techniques. Don't take this wrong, you likely know better than I, but be sure your UV filter is off.. maybe shoot after the sky darkens a bit more, and with the longer exposure a suggested.

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    Josh66 Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I think it probably needs a shorter exposure. The "P" is on the outside of the building, the interior office lights are what's making it harder to see. A longer exposure would make them even brighter.
     
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    I-N-A-B-N-E-T-T TPF Noob!

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    WoW! Nice shots! I really like the first one!
     
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    i figured i needed a shorter exposure too. this one was 1/5 f8 iso100.
     
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    Cool Shots....Would you be from philly or just visiting.... I am right across the bridge in south jersey.
     
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    Yup...long day at work, was not thinking properly. Thanks!
     
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    not originally from philly but im living here now, going to school at drexel.
     

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