Please Critque/Help with Night Photography

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  1. digital flower

    digital flower No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    These came out okay but I would like to try and be better at setting the up the camera at night. Any comments/critques/help would be appreciated about the settings or composition.

    #1 Danbury Airport CoolPix 8400 4 sec/ F/4.9
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    #2 Danbury Train Station D70s 3 sec/ F/11
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    #3 Ridgefield, CT USA Coolix8400 8 sec./ F/7.9
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    #4 Ridgefield, CT USA Coolix8400 8 sec./ F/7.3
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  2. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Well, myself, with what little knowledge I have, I can't tell you anything more than what you have already done. You see the lovely star you got out of the lamps at the railroad with choosing a small aperture. Also f7.9 produces nice stars.

    The airport photo could have done with a bit more of exposure time, I think.

    But from now on the experts must speak. I am none of those...
     
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    digital flower No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    LaFoto thanks for the comments they were quite helpful. I always have trouble with the aperture settings/rules at night.

    Also sorry about this post having several photographs in it. I read the post guidelines after:blushing:
     
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    Definately cool shots, I really the star effect the lights have!
     
  5. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Actually, I think you will have a larger response (and it would go better with the guidelines to this very forum here, i.e. Critique) if I moved these over to the General Gallery. Many more people will see them there.
     
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    digital flower No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    LaPhoto, thanks again.
     
  7. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Now all that must happen is: people must see this and reply by the dozen ;)
     
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    Nice shots, I like #2 the best. A great Photo. #1 looks like you could have used a smaller aperture and a bit more time. The last two are pretty good as well. Very nice over all.
     
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    #1 is really nice. Based on the moon I think you grabbed about as much light as there was to get. Nice colors.

    #2 is my favorite. I think you nailed the exposure with that shot, but I would try it with a more open aperature to try to reduce the star effect on the lamp. Some shots I like it but in this one I find it a bit distracting, but thats just me :)

    #3 could have used a bit more exposure I think. I like the shot but again the star patterns tend to pull my eye up and away from the more interesting street scene.

    #4 is the other shot that I really like. I think you did a very good job on this shot.

    Seeing these shots makes me want to grab my camera and run right out and take some pictures.. but its 7:50 in the morning and I have a full day of work ahead of me first hehe
     
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    Nice one for #2, my fav :thumbup: :thumbup: But I agree, the star effect is a little to extreme. I love that kind of shots, the lighting gives the place something mystical. Good work
     
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    Give us more information on the pics, Like ISO speed and Exposure compensation.
    I really like shot 2!!
     
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    #1 & #2

    But #2 is my total favourite (prolly because I work for the railway).
     

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