Thanksgiving Fog - Albany, NY - 09, Nov - 02

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    jeffnbrooke, el Neato, horiavas, and 16 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. haberlea 107 months ago | reply

      Great use of light and shadows! I love it.

    2. mexindian 107 months ago | reply

      I particualy like this one. Nice job!

    3. el Neato 107 months ago | reply

      gorgeous. spectacularly spectral!

    4. las - initially 107 months ago | reply

      Great night shot. I am trying to learn how to do night shots and am sucking at it!

    5. sebastien.barre 107 months ago | reply

      @Meeza1: there are a lot of HowTo's online, but obviously if you don't have a fast lens, or a camera that performs great in low light, you can always just use a tripod and a longer exposure. My tripod is a little too heavy, so this series was hand-held at ISO 1600 to 3200.

    6. las - initially 107 months ago | reply

      Thanks. I've been reading manuals and playing with settings. You are so much more advanced than I am, but I try!

    7. sebastien.barre 107 months ago | reply

      Actually here there isn't much to set. You need as much light as you can, so shoot in Aperture Priority mode, and pick the largest aperture (smallest f/ number) as you can (here, f/1.4). Hence the reason you need to use your fastest lens (i.e. the one you can open the most, that is the one with the smallest f/ number in your collection). If your camera can pick an ISO number, it will automatically go pretty high, then decrease the shutter speed (increase the exposure time) if there is still not enough light.

      In most cases, this will be blurry hand-held; put your camera on a tripod, set your ISO to, say, 200, and now take your sweet sweet time to expose, say 1, 3 or 8 seconds (experiment). Really, once you are on a tripod you don't even need to shoot at f/1.4 actually (or any low number), especially if you don't want the shallow depth of field: you can pick whatever aperture or ISO, and you just control the amount of light by setting the shutter speed. I can guarantee that if you don't move or shake your camera (set your camera on a short 2 seconds timer to avoid vibration from your finger), your photo can be better than this one, which is pretty noisy.

    8. las - initially 107 months ago | reply

      I guess I'll need a tripod! Thanks for all the tips. I saved them for future reference!

    9. trekgirl 95 months ago | reply

      WOW...amazing photo.

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