Gas Station Night Photo

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  1. jstuedle

    jstuedle No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Corina, you beat me to it. :) I think the 30 sec. exposure is the problem. The sensor will start to get warm and noise will rear it's ugly head. (even at minus 21 degrees) I would try an aperture more like f/5.6. This will make your exposure more like 8 sec. This should be well within the XT's capabilities. Also, try bracketing your exposure, like 4-8-16 sec. This will negate the need to lighten up the image in post. Hope this helps.


     
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    the EXIF speaks 100,


    My personal oppinion would be to try a higer ISO and/or wider aprature and shorter exposure time.
     
  3. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    30 seconds should be possible for the Rebel XT without the sensor getting warm. The small aperture makes nicer lights, f5.6 would produce wide blobs of light, though. I still suspect the 30 seconds were not enough and the photo had to be brightened up in post processing...

    OR :idea: ...

    ...this is a big crop out of a much larger photo???

    OR :idea: ...

    ...it was saved at a low resolution? At 1023x682px (speaks for a pp crop) it is only 204KB, which seems little... :scratch:

    Actually, I don't know. It isn't the best image quality, that much is for sure.
     
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    yes there is way too much noise in the image, i saw you were using a tripod were you also using a remote shutter relase cable?

    also there is too much black (empty) space, move in closer so there is more to look at
     
  5. Abbenquesnel

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    Thanks for your help.:thumbup:
    Out of all the responses you are the only one offering help.

    I'll go and make another photo and use your suggestions.
     
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    .... alright
     
  7. Abbenquesnel

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    Well, look at it this way. When a person without much knowledge about photography comes in asking for a comment on his photo it's easy to say how lousy the photo is, but it's a nicer thing to tell that person how to improve.

    Just my two cents. No harm done.
     
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    try f/11 and see how it works out
     
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    I would try for shorter exposure time and also work on the composition a little, maybe include the whole truck or more of the gas station.....

    other than that I think you have a great idea and with the proper composition and exposure it could turn out great!
     
  10. DSLR noob

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    we wren't trying to say it was lousy. Just awestruck that the XT did that, its not your fault noise was there, YOU did the smart thing and used ISO 100, I would'nt of been able to help you if all I was doing was scratching my head about that. I shot with an XT for 9 months and never saw that much noise even at 30 seconds at ISO 400, I don't know about others but whern I see somehting like that, I can;t focus on anyhting else, so looking at the photo I could not give you a critique as I was distracted. Next time, post your EXIF data because Firefox does not show it, so I didn't know what to tell you, if I had seen 30seconds @ F/22 I would've reccomended that you go to 20 seconds in TV mode and let the camera pic an aperture for you.
     
  11. Abbenquesnel

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    The camera was in TV mode. And the data was in the link I posted.
    But yes, next time I'll try a shorter exposure.
    It might work out better.

    Thank you.:thumbup:
     
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    Camera: Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT
    Exposure: 0.002 sec (1/500)
    Aperture: f/8
    Focal Length: 170 mm
    ISO Speed: 100
    Exposure Bias: 0/2 EV
    Flash: Flash did not fire
     

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