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Mar 14, 2012 03:42 |  #1

I went into Brisbane Monday afternoon armed with a tripod for my first attempts at night photography. Thanks Tragic Golfer you inspired me to head into the city :)

It was out of my comfort zone. ANY comments are appreciated. I always learn reading others C+C.

All taken with the 5D Mark II and 24mm f/1.4 II

[1]f/5.6, ISO100, 20 Seconds

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[2]f/5.6, ISO100, 10 Seconds

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[3]f/5.6, ISO100, 5 Seconds

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[4]f/5.6, ISO100, 5 Seconds

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[5]f/8, ISO125, 13 Seconds. Two images stiched (My first stitch)

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Mar 14, 2012 04:00 |  #2

Looking good...


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Mar 14, 2012 04:38 |  #3

I agree. Nice captures. I think #1 could use a boost of contrast in the sky and water. And it has a noticeable tilt on the right.
Turn on image editing and you will get some takes on your shots.


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Mar 14, 2012 05:15 |  #4

Thank you x_tan and Qbx thank you very much I appreciate the advise :) I will try boosting the contrast and I have turned on Image Editing OK.

If anyone else has any tips or comments post it! I greatly appreciate your feedback.

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Mar 14, 2012 05:32 |  #5

Great Matt. I have only comments I am in no position to C&C but they look awesome. I am a little envious of your gear but now I have to go back out and do it again with what I have learned since. If you ever want an accomplice PM me and I will send you my mobile number. It would be awesome to be able to get out there and learn. My biggest challenge is that I am so new to photography I struggle to find stuff too shoot. I have shot my house to bits lol. and my family runs when they see the camera. Great stuff though. I hope to see more.


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Mar 14, 2012 06:40 |  #6

Here is a boost in the sky and water and a tilt correction for #1


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Mar 14, 2012 07:41 |  #7

Tragic_Golfer wrote in post #14083601 (external link)
Great Matt. I have only comments I am in no position to C&C but they look awesome. I am a little envious of your gear but now I have to go back out and do it again with what I have learned since. If you ever want an accomplice PM me and I will send you my mobile number. It would be awesome to be able to get out there and learn. My biggest challenge is that I am so new to photography I struggle to find stuff too shoot. I have shot my house to bits lol. and my family runs when they see the camera. Great stuff though. I hope to see more.

I will send you a pm some time to meet up :)

Don't let my gear fool you into thinking im good though. I have a lens addiction lol. Only just starting to get some use out of them!

Qbx thank you that looks great! It looks close to that on my Dell monitor but I think that makes everything much brighter. Are you using a Mac by any chance?

If anyone can answer this: does the iPad show color close(ish) to a calibrated monitor or is it close to what a Mac user will see? I would like to know out of my iPad and Dell monitor which one is closer to correct because they are so far apart, the Dell being much brighter than iPad.

I PP on the Dell and post photos, then browse the forum on the iPad and all my photos look very dull. Thanks in advance


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Mar 14, 2012 07:49 |  #8

Here is an example also from Brisbane on Monday.

These flowers both look VERY bright almost neon pink on my Dell monitor, and unmistakably deep purple on the iPad. So what does it look like to you, pink or purple? These and most of the above shots are untouched straight from the camera

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Mar 14, 2012 08:18 |  #9

mattmorgan44 wrote in post #14083963 (external link)
I will send you a pm some time to meet up :)
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Qbx thank you that looks great! It looks close to that on my Dell monitor but I think that makes everything much brighter. Are you using a Mac by any chance?
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. Thanks in advance

I held back on the buildings and building lights but brightened everything else.
I use a Thinkpad W700 which is pretty bright and that gets me into trouble like you mentioned with the Dell. When things look bright on my screen they can look dull elsewhere and they print dark too. so I decrease brightness by about 50% when editing photos now and that works much better - sometimes. I find that viewing at night vs in the day makes a big difference in my perception of the brightness too and can skew things the other way. So I check the histogram frequently.


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Mar 14, 2012 08:32 |  #10

Ok thanks for that. I will have to use the histograms more. I rarely adjust according to them but that may well be the answer (while I have the Dell). Thanks


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Mar 14, 2012 13:28 |  #11

#2 and 3 seem tilted to me.


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Mar 14, 2012 14:16 |  #12

I think they are all very good. My only issue would be the two that have people in motion. Maybe clone them out? The flowers kind of look neon pink on my Dell monitor as well.


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Mar 14, 2012 15:25 |  #13

mattmorgan44 wrote in post #14083963 (external link)
I will send you a pm some time to meet up :)

Don't let my gear fool you into thinking im good though. I have a lens addiction lol. Only just starting to get some use out of them!

Qbx thank you that looks great! It looks close to that on my Dell monitor but I think that makes everything much brighter. Are you using a Mac by any chance?

If anyone can answer this: does the iPad show color close(ish) to a calibrated monitor or is it close to what a Mac user will see? I would like to know out of my iPad and Dell monitor which one is closer to correct because they are so far apart, the Dell being much brighter than iPad.

I PP on the Dell and post photos, then browse the forum on the iPad and all my photos look very dull. Thanks in advance

I have the same lens obsession now! I have just ordered a Sigma 17-50 f2.8 and am about to order a 70-200 f2.8. Its terrible, I may have to start robbing banks to support this addiction. BTW I really like the stitched panaorama shot. I haven't tried to do that yet and have no idea how to but I am going to give it a go after seeing how well you did that. I will have to read up first.


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Mar 14, 2012 15:35 |  #14

Nice Matt, good to see you doing the river city justice!


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Mar 15, 2012 05:35 |  #15

GorgeShooter wrote in post #14085672 (external link)
#2 and 3 seem tilted to me.

Number two is very tilted now that you mention it. That's why this section is so useful. Thank you

SJC from VT wrote in post #14085906 (external link)
I think they are all very good. My only issue would be the two that have people in motion. Maybe clone them out? The flowers kind of look neon pink on my Dell monitor as well.

Thank you very much. I will clone them out.

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BTW I really like the stitched panaorama shot. I haven't tried to do that yet and have no idea how to but I am going to give it a go after seeing how well you did that. I will have to read up first.

If you use photoshop you can do it very easily. Find 'photomerge', select the photos you want to stich and hit enter. It's that easy! I had never done one before. Next time I will overlap the images more and shoot in portrait to avoid too much cropping and distortion. If you don't have photoshop there are many other programs you can download to stitch images together.

Qbx wrote in post #14084086 (external link)
I held back on the buildings and building lights but brightened everything else.

Hows this? Still too dull on your monitor? I cropped it a tiny bit more and brightened the far right building.

Would you crop it differently? I have plently more sky and water to work with. The thirds rule didn't really work to my taste but I would like to hear your opinion.

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