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Exposing Suburbia, Maidstone | by flatworldsedge
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Exposing Suburbia, Maidstone

Another night, another long exposure. I attempted a 666 second exposure, but it turns out all this time I have been devoting to photography instead of Xbox Live has had a detrimental effect on my dexterity. Thus it is in fact ended up a 667 second, or "Neighbour of the Beast" exposure. Whilst that would have made a neat title for a image of suburbia, I then found out you can have too much of a good thing even at midnight, and so I went instead for this slightly darker 397 second exposure.


The lighting is all in camera; the WB correction for the fluorescent lights of the town transforming to this incredible peach. It was an extremely windy night, so the full six minutes worth of cloud moment was immense, creating this rather pleasing aurora effect.


Details: 397 seconds ¦ f/16 ¦ ISO 100.


Update: Explored #63. Many thanks to everyone who has commented, fav'ed and viewed. I massively appreciate the attention and insights offered. Thanks to all!

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Taken on September 24, 2010