Slow Shutter Speed - C&C Please.

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  1. genital_apparatus

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    Hey all, I went out shooting in Edmonton today, experimented with slow shutter speed. Like, 30 seconds slow. Here's my favourite one from today, would like some criticisms please:

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    A: f22
    S: 30 seconds
    ISO 200
     
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    love it. the smoothness of it all really does it for me. i also really like the reflection and the contrast of the blues with the reds.
     
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    I love the sky in your photo - great job!
     
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    Excellent shot right near the river bed.
     
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    Kudos! Nice sharpness of that bridge. My fav is the bridge reflection off the water. So nice.
     
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    The dark sky contrasting with the sharpness of the bridge really stands out, great shot.
     
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    It looks a bit like a pastel drawing...nice. There's a bit too much going on for me, but still quite nice.
     
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    As I'm browsing through the threads, I'm becoming more and more amazed how pro-looking photos beginners can take. Congrats on this great shot ;)
    Have you tried setting the shutter speed to something less than that?(20 sec?) Post it if you can :)
     
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    Oh, I like this one: everything in orange is static and very sharp, everything in blue is on the move and blurred. Neat effect. Upon looking for a longer while, this photo makes me a bit nervous, indeed, it is quite busy in a certain way, but very effective!
     
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    My first thought...wow! Great job, one of my all time faves :)
     
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    Hey all, thanks so much for the good words! SlimPaul, the 30 second exposure was purely experimental. I originally aimed for a sharper photograph with a much faster shutter speed. I only toyed with a long exposure just as I was about to leave my spot. Here is the image that I had originally wanted:

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    A: f5.6
    S: 2 seconds
    ISO 200
     
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    I definitely like that one more. Excessively long exposures look too much like pastel for me.
     

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