Night Time

Discussion in 'General Gallery' started by NateS, Sep 27, 2007.

  1. NateS

    NateS TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2007
    Messages:
    2,753
    Likes Received:
    40
    Location:
    Missouri
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    Couple of night photos I took. These are photos of my "learning". I'd love some comments or suggestions for improvement.

    1. [​IMG]

    1a (cropped)
    [​IMG]

    2. [​IMG]

    3. [​IMG]
     
  2. InTheViewFinder

    InTheViewFinder TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2007
    Messages:
    107
    Likes Received:
    0
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Really neat photos! The colors are amazing.
     
  3. just x joey

    just x joey TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2007
    Messages:
    946
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Ocean City, MD
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    ow do u get those star light effect? ive always wanted to do it.
     
  4. NateS

    NateS TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2007
    Messages:
    2,753
    Likes Received:
    40
    Location:
    Missouri
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    I'm pretty new at all this still, but all I did on all three was setup the tripod and set the shutter speed priority and that's how they came out.

    Number 2 and 3 are the same spot, just number 3 has more traffic, zoomed and slightly longer exposure.

    Edit: On number 1 I took about 15 photos with different settings and that was the best one. 2 and 3 were the best ones out of about 10 shots.
     
  5. sweet_a

    sweet_a TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2007
    Messages:
    93
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    lincoln, NE
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    I also like the colors in #1. I think there may be too much black space, a tighter crop would help this shot IMO.
     
  6. kundalini

    kundalini Been spending a lot of time on here!

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2007
    Messages:
    13,601
    Likes Received:
    1,929
    Location:
    State of Confusion
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    Agreed

    Somebody correct me if I'm wrong, but the longer the exposure time on the street lights, that will produce the starred effect.
     
  7. Hill202

    Hill202 TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2007
    Messages:
    194
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Peachtree City, Ga
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    I read that they also take on the shape of the aperture. If you look close you can see the hexagon shape.
     
  8. AUZambo

    AUZambo TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2007
    Messages:
    573
    Likes Received:
    6
    Location:
    Birmingham, AL, USA
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    I don't know what exactly it's called, but they do make filters that create teh starburst effect.
     
  9. THORHAMMER

    THORHAMMER TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2005
    Messages:
    2,789
    Likes Received:
    8
    Location:
    Orange County, CA
    They take on the shape of the lenses diaphram, so you could count the
    points and tell how many blades the aperature has

    the more you stop down the lens (higher F stop number)
    the more pronounced you will see these
     
  10. Sideburns

    Sideburns TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2007
    Messages:
    2,796
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Windsor, Ontario
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit

    To get stars you just close the aperture and use a long shutter speed....


    Yours actually look a lot different from the ones I always get....mine are much more sharp....hmm...
     
  11. NateS

    NateS TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2007
    Messages:
    2,753
    Likes Received:
    40
    Location:
    Missouri
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    I kind of like how the stars came out kind of soft. I'm shooting with a Canon A620 until I save enough for a DSLR. I'm sure that plays a part into your stars being much sharper :)
     
  12. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2004
    Messages:
    34,814
    Likes Received:
    814
    Location:
    Lower Saxony, Germany
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    The Powershots only go down as low as f8, don't they?
    So when I took my first night photos with my Powershot, in the pre-dSLR-days, these kind of "soft stars" were all I could get, too.
    Now I can get much starrier stars, and still I sometimes think TODAY that my really sharp, starry stars (by an f22 or so!) are too much! I still have to find the middle ground that I like best, but that means I would need to go shooting at night, and I haven't been out shooting for fun in MONTHS now. Always and only on commission ... oh, those were the days, when I only pursued the hobby for its mere fun...!

    As to your photos here, for me there is a bit too much black around the light in the first, I'd consider a crop, but hey, that's me! You might have wanted to achieve something all different. What do I know.

    I best like the second.
    The lighttrails in the third produce this emotion of UTTER URGENCY inside me. So yes, it does produce a STRONG emotion in me, and that makes it good as a photo, doesn't it? But I don't like that feeling! ;) Reminds me of nightmarish dreams I sometimes have when I have to get somewhere or need to achieve something and more and more puts itself in the way of my getting there or achieving my goal and the sense of urgency rises and rises until I wake up...
     

Share This Page