Night Dome (Revisited)

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    Michigan State Capitol Building.

    Another take on the dome. Looks best in large view. My other shots of the dome are here and here .

    Kelly Marie Ekeroth, Ozone Ferd, and 9 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. NewCityOne 89 months ago | reply

      Jeeze, what kind of camera do you use? These night shots have crazy clarity. I just got a new PowerShot A530 for Christmas, and I actually think it takes worse night time photos than my old 2.1 megapixel camera, but I still have much to learn, so maybe it is better.

    2. Mario.Q 89 months ago | reply

      I use a Canon S3 (6mp). For night shots I use a $50 Sunpak tripod I got at Best Buy. I also use the 2-second self-timer function on my camera to get rid of any camera shake from pressing the shutter button. Keeping your ISO low (100 or less) also helps. You’ll need longer shutter speed, but that’s fine if you’re using a tripod.

      Hope that helps!

    3. farlane 89 months ago | reply

      Very nice!

    4. Aubrey Stoll 89 months ago | reply

      Impressive work here too. Good to see that the highlights weren't blown out despite the dark sky. This is excellent exposure control and a good pov. the framing works very well too. Nice work and great sharpness.

    5. farlane 88 months ago | reply

      Hey there, I blogged a small version of this to Michigan Budget Bonanza on Absolute Michigan. Thanks for adding to the Absolute Michigan pool!

    6. Mario.Q 88 months ago | reply

      They do turn the lights off on the dome at 9pm (this time of year). Every penny counts.

    7. marylea 87 months ago | reply

      Terrific shot of the capitol building! Thanks for sharing a little about how you took the shot, too.

    8. Mario.Q 87 months ago | reply

      Thanks marylea. Your shots of the dome are quite good too!

    9. Diann* 87 months ago | reply

      This a wonderful shot *also making note of the advice on taking night shots.*

    10. Mario.Q 87 months ago | reply

      Thanks Diann. and good luck with the night shots!

    11. Through Joanne's eye 87 months ago | reply

      Yes, your night shot is amazing!

    12. BuzzFisher 86 months ago | reply

      Damn that's cool! Love the coloring! Thanks For Your SubMISSION

      Seen in a discussion of New & Learning. (?)

    13. Woodpeckar 85 months ago | reply

      Excellent shot!

    14. kelley girl 83 months ago | reply

      Cool idea about using the timer!! Really nice! I would hang this on my walls!

    15. Mario.Q 83 months ago | reply

      Thanks Joanne, Buzz, and Woodpeckar.

      Kelley, using the timer is definitely a good trick! I actually have an 8x10 of this one printed out...just haven't put it in a frame. Yes, I can be very lazy at times!

    16. WorldFlickr 81 months ago | reply

      Hi, I am an admin for a group called Landmarks around the world, and I discovered this great shot in Lansing, Michigan, United States. We love to have your photo added to the group.

    17. Deb Malewski 68 months ago | reply

      Wow--this is awesome! They need to be making and selling postcards with your photo of the capitol on them! Excellent!

    18. Mario.Q 67 months ago | reply

      Thanks...I haven't been downtown for any night shots lately...need to put that on my to-do list.

    19. bauerbe_mv 54 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Traditional Skyscrapers - would be great if you could join the group and add this wonderful shot!

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