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Jul 08, 2017 11:30 |  #2116

Love this photo and love the place to. Great place to have a cold one or four.


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Jul 08, 2017 12:00 |  #2117

Catching up on some images I've been sitting on the last few weeks. This one has a "Central Park" feel to it for me.

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Jul 10, 2017 17:40 |  #2118

Full Moon Last Night. Still struggling with the clarity when zoomed in 100%. Would a longer exposure have been better?

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Jul 10, 2017 19:45 |  #2119

KCmike wrote in post #18398963 (external link)
Full Moon Last Night. Still struggling with the clarity when zoomed in 100%. Would a longer exposure have been better?

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Love the photos. One question and one statement. How good is your tripod? Was there any wind at all? When I was in DC 2 weeks ago shooting at night, I found myself in the midst of 20mph wind gusts. I just couldn't use the longer exposure times I really needed to so I cranked up the ISO which really helped my exposure time (quicker) then I cleaned the noise up in Lightroom.


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Jul 10, 2017 20:26 as a reply to  @ dhornick's post |  #2120

It was windy and my tripod is average at best. It's a Manfrotto on the more inexpensive side (around $120 or less). I've had it since the beginning and probably do need to invest in a better one. I feel like when there is more light in the image (Liberty Memorial) the camera does a better job. I should have bumped up the ISO in hindsight. The wind was disruptive up on the higher part of the overlook but I went much lower to the river's edge and it wasn't quite as bad. It all continues to be a learning process. I did go on and shoot at another location very quickly which I will post later this week (it's similar to what I've already shot before).

Any recommendations for tripods? Would like to stay under $200 unless you guys have a strong favorite.

Thanks Darrell for taking the time to comment.

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Jul 10, 2017 20:37 |  #2121

KCmike wrote in post #18399052 (external link)
It was windy and my tripod is average at best. It's a Manfrotto on the more inexpensive side (around $120 or less). I've had it since the beginning and probably do need to invest in a better one. I feel like when there is more light in the image (Liberty Memorial) the camera does a better job. I should have bumped up the ISO in hindsight. The wind was disruptive up on the higher part of the overlook but I went much lower to the river's edge and it wasn't quite as bad. It all continues to be a learning process. I did go on and shoot at another location very quickly which I will post later this week (it's similar to what I've already shot before).

Any recommendations for tripods? Would like to stay under $200 unless you guys have a strong favorite.

Thanks Darrell for taking the time to comment.

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I love Manfrotto. I have two. One is heavy duty, almost like studio quality and for the DC trip and an upcoming Australia and New Zealand trip, I just bought a Manfrotto BeFree travel tripod. I think they are great moderately priced tripods. I've pretty much decided I like to shoot at night as much if not more than the daylight. I love night time lights.


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Jul 11, 2017 09:36 |  #2122

Shooting wide open most of the time won't help for sharpness either. Stopping down will yield better results for landscapes. I'm assuming you remembered to turn off IS?


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Jul 11, 2017 18:49 as a reply to  @ smaeda's post |  #2123

I might have left it on. I had it on AV, ISO 100, f/4. Do long exposure/night shots need the IS turned off?


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Jul 11, 2017 19:29 |  #2125

KCmike wrote in post #18399858 (external link)
I might have left it on. I had it on AV, ISO 100, f/4. Do long exposure/night shots need the IS turned off?

The though is this, your camera is on a solid tripod so you should turn you IS off so the lens doesn't try to compensate on its own. Some tripods will automatically disable the IS on their own. I personally shoot most of my night shots between f14 and f22 depending on how bright the subject is.


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Jul 11, 2017 20:18 |  #2126

Yea, if using tripod, the IS has to be turned off or it will confuse the camera when it's completely still and sometimes try to compensate by shifting around.


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Jul 11, 2017 20:35 |  #2127

Thanks guys. I'm always learning.
So what settings would have you used for the shot? I should have experimented more with the f stop and ISO but I got trigger happy when I saw the moon rising. It raised fairly quickly over the buildings which was surprising to me.


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Jul 12, 2017 07:06 as a reply to  @ KCmike's post |  #2128

You have to be careful when the moon is involved, personally I would have shot this around f/8 and compensated the shutter speed with a little iso to make sure the moon wasn't moving through the frame.




  
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Jul 12, 2017 07:35 |  #2129

KCmike wrote in post #18399912 (external link)
Thanks guys. I'm always learning.
So what settings would have you used for the shot? I should have experimented more with the f stop and ISO but I got trigger happy when I saw the moon rising. It raised fairly quickly over the buildings which was surprising to me.


It's funny to me because as you go through day to day life you never realize how fast the moon is moving unless you are trying to photograph it. I can take my 100-400 and focus in and then check my setting and the moon has moved significantly in just that short amount of time. Even before I can get 3 shots and recompose. lol


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Jul 12, 2017 10:53 |  #2130

The best thing to do in this scenario is to use the bracketing function since a single exposure will be tricky with a Canon sensor. That way you can still have iso 100 and have proper exposure for both the moon and the city lights.


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