night time (dialup killer)

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  1. photobug

    photobug TPF Noob!

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    While y'all were watching reruns on TV lst night I was out takin' pics. ;)

    First we have the hotel reflected in the river.
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    Then we have the bridge before the tourist lights got turned on.
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    And the bridge with the purty lights.
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    And finally, part of the port facilities reflected in the water.
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    All in all I'm pleased with the effort, though I'm still learning how the Pentax reacts to new situations. These could be better, but I'll take them as a first effort.
     
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    Very nice shots, Bug! Taken with the ist*D I assume?

    Surprisingly little noise for digital at night! Any special techniques?
     
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    Nice work. I will second the motion of very little noise. Personally I think Bridge Alight is the strongest of the lot. The subject is well lit, and seems a little more original.

    Nobody sits home on a Friday night!!!
     
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    Yes, these were taken with the *istD & Tamron 28-75.

    re: noise: nothing special here. I was playing around with ISO settings while shooting these. Any one of these could be at 200, 400 or 800. I didn't really look when I was post processing them.

    The *istD seems to do very well re: noise at higher ISO settings. There is some color blotching on most of these at full res, but I don't know what you do about that?

    Thanks for looking & the comments. :)
     
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    Your second one does it for me. I like the composition and the reflection off the water. Good work bug.
     
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    nice shots
    but the images seem a bit soft
     
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    Thanks Harpper & c0ntr0lz for the comments.

    re: sharpness- I didn't sharpen these after I resized them, so they probably did lose a little sharpness. They look pretty good printed out though. :)
     
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    Great shots. I really enjoy the second one. I too would like to note the lack of noise.

    c0ntr0lz: I really like this pic - http://ctrlzproduction.com/images/lights/xmas_lights8.jpg . I'm trying to figure out the green in the top and right in the image. Is it literally a green light or did you adjust the tint?
     
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    ahuguley- the second seems to be the fave around here too.

    Just a guess on c0ntr0lz shot- probably just the fluorescent light and the WB setting he used. Notice the green in a couple of hte bridge shots I did. Those were shot with auto WB setting.
     
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    Very nice! And yes, you were being more productive than I was, that's for sure! :wink:

    I like your bridge shots the best.
     

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