CWD164: Sparks Fly.

Night Shot Redux. These are great fun and actually a little counterintuitive. go out in the dark of night and take a picture with a looong exposure. The secret formula for digital night photography is ISO 100, F.8, 8 Seconds. naturally you need to have the camera on a steady surface or tripod.


Used my 85mm f/1.8 lens - I needed far less shutter time than I expected.


I have a couple more shots like this, with us in better focus, but I loved how the little sparkles (dust?) ended up right on our faces in this one.

  • verdiana 7y

    great photooooo!
  • Tina Mayarina 7y

    precioso beso! maravillosa imagen!!
  • Ben 7y

    extremely cool. I'm going to write those camera specs down to try it out!
  • Zyvish Zyv 7y

    What a shot! WOWWWWWWWWWWWW=)
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  • photogal823 6y

    simply amazing.
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  • Yan Zhuang 6y

    i love it, just like a romantic movie.
  • Chris Fenison 6y

    Hey there! I'm an editor for a hard-bound book that's currently in production, and found your photos via a Flickr search for great Chicago-area photographers.

    CBS 2 is putting on a photo contest for the purpose of finding the absolute best photos of the Chicago area, then publishing them in a fine-art coffee-table book. What's unique about this contest is that users are in the drivers seat, voting for the photos they think should be in the book. There's also a lot of prizes to be won, although for most photographers the exposure (especially if your photos make the book) is the reason to get involved.

    We're calling it Capture My Chicago. It's all free and I think your photos would be a great fit. You retain all rights and you get some great exposure for your website, Flickr page, portfolio, etc. (we properly credit you, and link back to you all over the place, we even help you sell prints if you're set up to do that. Plus, your website is published in the book). If you've got a free minute and want a shot at getting published, winning prizes, or just want to see some other great Chicago-area photos, head over to Capture My Chicago.

    Note: The project is currently in the "seeding" phase, which is why we are reaching out to you and other Flickr photographers. It's a great chance for us to reach out to a community of talented folks we can trust to help get the chapters filled out before the general release to the public. In the very near future (next week or so), the public-facing promotional campaign will start. Now is your chance to get in before many others and get your photos in the mix.

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    If you'd like to know more about the project, or want to shoot me a FlickrMail, please feel free to do so.

    Thanks for your time!
  • Teresa 6y

    love it!
  • April Jett Photography 6y

    This picture is amazing. Do you have any tips on how you can make a similar photograph with a regular digital camera? I have an ISO of 100, but my highest f-stop is at a 5.7.
    I would appreciate it if you could return a response, Thank you. (:
  • Emmeline Layglon 5y

    Amazing, magical, awesome! Wow! This is really fantastic, imediate fav'
  • Wozza604 5y

    love the bokeh, all those points of light!
  • Trigantara 5y

    WOW!! Definitely an instant fave for me!!
  • C. Ward Photography 5y

    that is a wicked photo
  • edgar niño gerial 5y

    the awesomeness in this picture in indescribable!!!
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Taken on May 7, 2007
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