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Discussion in 'Landscape & Cityscape' started by SamSt, Apr 4, 2008.

  1. SamSt

    SamSt TPF Noob!

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    can't see the image. :(
     
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    oops! Thanks! I fixed it
     
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    Looks like some amp noise, you need to turn on long exposure noise reduction on to get rid of that, you'll have cleaner and better looking night images then.
     
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    Why did you have to use a rock and rubber band? Does your shutter stay open only when the button is held down?
     
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    Looks like you have sensor noise issues (red and blue specks), heat issues (magenta glow) and dust (heptagonal glows). What kind of lens were you using?
     
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    Garbz No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Because without a corded remote all shutters only stay open when the button is pressed.

    I suggest you abandon your method now. I think you can see that the image is unusable.
    What you need is to take repeated exposures and then stack the result using a program like ImageStack to get a result like http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1353/773160897_fae20200db.jpg (200 30second exposures with a Nikon D200)

    Either that or use a film camera.
     
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    Fortunately, this is not true. If you are shooting a Nikon DSLR you can get a cordless remote control that allows you to open and close the shutter whenever you want in remote mode in compatible cameras. There should be something similar for all brands.
     
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    I don't have a remote so I had to get DIY.
    I was using my D70 18-70 kit lens.
     
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    Can you tell us what settings you used, and what you were trying to achieve with this shot.
     
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    It looks like the original image was done in microsoft paint and then photoshopped.
     
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    That's a really neat method!

    However, if you have the ML-L3 remote, you don't' need to do that. You can open the shutter with it, walk away for however long you want (battery permitting) turn on High ISO NR on, and just go!

    I've gotten good results from doing that.


    20 minutes (40 total with the NR), 17mm, f/2.8, ISO 400, Long exposure NR on.

    [​IMG]
     

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