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  1. ams99

    ams99

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    Hi all,

    This is my first real attempt at capturing a night scene with reflections.
    In the wonderful city of Ghent, around midnight i think having consumed a decent amount of Trappist Chimay.

    Spent quite a bit of time trying different shutter speeds.
    Still struggling with how to post process and make visually pleasing images though.

    I do have some questions regarding how to photograph at dawn though, which i will pose to the good people here in good time ie why are some images very blue, and others a different colour when they have been taken at sequentially (but with different shutter speeds).

    In the meantime any tips on how to improve night time photography with regards how to shoot ie should i try and ensure the lights aren't overexposed and pull up the shadows (i shoot jpeg); do i look at the histogram (what does good look like in these situations)?

    Cheers
    Alan

    [​IMG]Ghent Night Scene by Alan Stokes, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Ghent Night Scene by Alan Stokes, on Flickr
     
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  2. Kodiak Qc

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    Though I don't fell you really did work the shot
    #1, you did waaaaay better with #2! (y)
     
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    REVISITED

    The second shot… is it leaning right?
     
  4. ams99

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    It could well be.
    Either that or distortion from the 12mm Samyang.

    Not too sure.
     
  5. ams99

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    ... and i think the first is leaning left.

    Maybe i need to stay off the Chimay before heading out with a camera :beer:
     
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    initially the use of small apertures makes every light more attractive than the general view
    i guess you wanted all the starbursts...i would have used a greater opening for aperture
    what setting did you use on your camera...could be the lights were controlling the aperture...sensing a lot of light
    cheers
    geof

    no 2 is better framed...you can see the tilt in no 1
    the 3 people in no 2 i would remove as their light clothing is attracting the eye
     
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