Night Shots

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  1. FrigidLightPhoto

    FrigidLightPhoto TPF Noob!

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    All shots taken with Olympus E-510 and either a 42-150 or 14-42.

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    Pretty cool. Looks like you bumped the camera on that last one. :D
     
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    ooo, night shots... and here I was just about to close the browser.

    *mops up the drool*

    So, my take...

    1. Looks tough... there is a lot of light coming from just over that window on the right that is going to overexpose, while the rest of the building will underexpose. Could use a bit of straightening and it looks like you may have bumped the camera. Colors could use a bit of adjustment.

    2. I know everyone likes headlight trails, but I think they can be overdone. In my opinion, this is definitely the case here. Either this was way too long of an exposure or maybe just too open of an aperature. The picture becomes overwhelmed with the light source. Also looks like you need some color correction here, and you may have done some PP work that lent some odd artifacts, but I'm not certain.

    3. I like this one, but I think you overdid it a touch again, as in 2. I also think the color needs some correction.

    4. The composition didn't do much for me. Again, overdone and color correct.

    1 and 2 also look like they might be a bit out of focus. Did you manually focus? It's generally best to do so with night shots.

    Night shots are like my favorite thing to do, so please don't take my comments as a dig... trying to help.
     
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    I looked at these last night but didnt have the time to comment, so I will now.

    The yellow ruins what could be some ok shots. All are blurry though (3 not so much). Why?? Not sure. Maybe you didnt use a self timer, maybe it was windy and the camera was on unsecure ground, or like the other guys mentioned, you bumped it. I think a 25 second exposure is too long for this but its hard to tell how much light is available so reducing it might not be an option. just keep at it. Every circumstance requires different settings, so take 10 shots if you have to, to get the result you want and maybe use manual mode. Priority may not be the best option, but someone else can varify that. Im just going off my own experiences.
     

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