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  • Cityscapes at Night Camera Settings

    I thought I'd show a Cityscape shot of Perth just after sundown with the camera settings used to achieve starbursts. I used the Sigggy 150-500mm on my 7D. Tripod and remote trigger. The siggy has a 9 blade aperture. Being an uneven amount of blades, it will show 18 rays in the starburst. If the aperture had an even amount of blades you would only see that number of starbursts ie: 8 blades would have 16 rays but they are actually on top of one and other, thus showing only 8. If others have settings they prefer, please share!
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  • #2
    Yep that's a nice shot of Perth but it ain't gonna get me back there. Cheers

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    • #3
      Nice shot of Perth. I try to take my night shots when there is no cloud, and preferably during the blue hour. However you cannot always have mother nature on your side
      Cheers Richard !

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      • #4
        I'm surprised by the lack of input in this thread...to keep it going here are a few of my images. All ISO100 f/16 matrix metering, shot during, or just after the blue hour



        #1



        #2



        #3



        #4
        Cheers Richard !

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        • Isac
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          Beautiful photos Spearmint, Colours are stunning. You've shown that the blue hour is the best hour. #3 is my favourite here - just because.

        • seaslug
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          Lovely work there Richard.

      • #5
        I meant to comment on this one - then it slipped off the page and out of mind, sorry Greg. I did read somewhere about the number of blades and stars - thanks for refreshing my fading memory.

        The Blue Hour is a nice time to be out and about - but sometimes the weather or circumstances can conspire against one.

        Very nice photos too Richard
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        • Isac
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          Thanks Alan - and you're welcome.

      • #6
        A shot of Tokyo featuring the rainbow bridge through the hotel window. Obviously it is raining

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        Better a full bottle in front of me
        than a full frontal lobotomy.
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        • Isac
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          Can't beat a "rain on window" look HansE. It adds to the reality of the photo. Nice work.

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        Lots of grain as the processing chip is having problems resolving the low light levels. I am quite happy with this hand held shot. More rain I think this was Masomoto
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        Better a full bottle in front of me
        than a full frontal lobotomy.
        Hans

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        • #8
          Thanks for the kind comments Alan and Isac!

          Nice shots Hans




          Here are a few night shots from me...

          #1 Bolte Bridge - Melbourne



          #2 Seafarers Bridge - Melbourne



          #3 Lake BurleyGriffin - Canberra



          #4 People's Committee Building - Ho Chi Minh City
          Last edited by Spearmint; 11-05-2016, 10:30 AM. Reason: Fixed spelling mistakes
          Cheers Richard !

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          • Isac
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            Looks like your got this night time thing pretty well mastered Spearmint!

          • Spearmint
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            Thank you Isac

        • #9
          HansE, I've heard from dieticians that grain is good for you But here is a free program to help remove it. Colormancer.
          IShootACanon

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          • #10
            Not something I've done a lot of, but here's a couple of mine to add to the thread.

            The first is at Tivoli Gardens Copenhagen at Christmas.


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            The second is Melbourne Airport car park. Both hand held.

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            It's the little things!

            Cheers, Greg C.

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            • Isac
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              I concur with Spearmint, great shots. Great full depth in #2.

            • HansE
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              Nice, but why the drastic loss of focus in the corners?

            • seaslug
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              Taken through double glazed windows Hans. The optics aren't quite Leica.
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