The Queen, the King and .... the Moon

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  1. gpardo64

    gpardo64 TPF Noob!

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    Look at the top of these buildings, really nice ah?.

    This is my first time going to the streets and shooting at night (long exposure).
    Lessons learnt:

    -Don't forget the adapter to install the camera to your tripod (sh...)
    -Take with you mosquito repellent.
    -Don't forget your wife is waiting for you in the car!. (time passes too fast when your doing what you like).

    The picture was really soft and I had to sharper more than usual (used a kit lens 18-55 with a D5000).

    Feedback will be appreciated.

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    i like the fact the moon is in the shot
     
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    what were your setting for that pic?
     
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    f/5.3, 1s shutter speed, ISO 200
     
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    Alan92RTTT TPF Noob!

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    f5.3 is almost fully open for the 18-55. Next time you do it try a smaller aperture and a longer shutter. That should result in a sharper image.
     
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    gpardo64 TPF Noob!

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    Well, I tried some other smaller apertures (including a f32) and longer exposures without any luck. The sharpest one was the one above. Thanks anyway!
     
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    I found that the canon kit 18-55mm is really soft at f22, but at f9-11 for night time landscapes is the sweet spot I like usually.
     
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    D-B-J Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    f32 is way to closed for the kit lenses, and thats beyond its sweet spot. normally between f9 and f11, are the good apertures.
     
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    The smaller aperture gives you a larger depth of field the larger the aperture the smaller your DOF.

    Here are some examples.(no post processing other then size reduction, borders and watermark)
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    Model: NIKON D5000
    DateTime: 10/20/2009 8:45:41 PM
    ISOSpeedRatings: ISO 200
    FocalLength: 18 mm
    FNumber: F10
    ExposureTime: 10 s


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    Model: NIKON D5000
    DateTime: 3/10/2010 1:35:29 AM
    ISOSpeedRatings: ISO 200
    FocalLength: 18 mm
    FNumber: F8
    ExposureTime: 30 s
     
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    Really nice pics. I think I need to retry it. Thx!.
     
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    fokker No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    It's a really nice shot, pity it's not as sharp as it could be, and that there's a bit of noise in the sky (surprising given ISO 200).

    It's never a good way to shoot when you're holding someone up and can't take your time. I only like shooting on my own, if my girlfriend is around she gets bored and starts whining :grumpy:

    Did you end up using the tripod despite forgetting the adapter plate?
     
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    The noise showed up because I sharpened a bit. The original photo doesn't have that grain but is soft.

    Finally I couldn't use the tripod, I had to use my camera bag to support the camera. The D5000 has a LCD viewer which you can move and detach from the camera....it became really handy to compose and frame the pic on the bag.

    Regarding the company while shooting, as I mentioned this was our first time shooting in the street at night, there were no complains this time, the only one was about the mosquitos which were having a barbecue with us!

    Each shot has its own story! which is really good and make this hobby really interesting. Thanks for your comments.
     
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