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  • Light trails

    I went on a long exposure workshop last night and the main focus of the workshop was to capture light trails from car headlights/taillights whilst traveling along Alexandra Ave. Unfortunately due to a traffic incident the cars from one direction were just about non existent and from the other direction they were pretty much stopped, or at a crawl.

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    #2 By the time the traffic was moving again there weren't many cars around and the trails were less than hoped for. At the end of the night I learnt a couple of useful tips for this type of photography.

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  • #2
    Something different for you John. Great effect. Not my bag but many have fun with it and get some classy shots. #3 for me, good balance of light throughout.
    I Shoot A Canon

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    My memory's not as sharp as it used to be.
    Also, my memory's not as sharp as it used to be.

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    • Isac
      Isac commented
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      Next time, maybe a wider lens?

    • Grumpy John
      Grumpy John commented
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      Yeah, this was shot at 24mm,I have a 16mm prime that I could use.

    • Isac
      Isac commented
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      That 16mm would be awesome!

  • #3
    G'day John

    I note also that you've moved the tripod for #3 ... slightly different background coming into the pic
    I like the effect of #1 ... stop 'n go (all in 1-second! well done) tho #2 with a mit more blue-sky appeals as well as #3 for the skyline

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    • Grumpy John
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      Thanks Phil, the first shot is actually 30 seconds, the other two are both at 25 seconds.

  • #4
    I like the effect in #1 showing both cars and lights, and #3 has the best light trails.
    Alan W

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    • Grumpy John
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      Thanks Alan, it seems that you're not the only one that likes #1. I was going to bin it, but I thought I'd post it to show what the traffic was like.

  • #5
    Cool shots , agree , #1 would be my fave, Often wanted to try this , what settings were you using?
    C+C,EDITS OK
    I shoot a Canon 90D with a few bits of glass.

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