Once in a year opportunity : ) .... messed up. : (

Started Dec 1, 2013 | Discussions thread
marike6
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Re: What do you expect at 1/6th?
In reply to antoineb, Dec 2, 2013

antoineb wrote:

Hi,

from where I'm sitting, you sound like you're trying to make sound horribly complicated and messy, something that's so simple.

Do you think?  

This is a perfect example of over-thinking a photographic situation by making long lists of mistakes and potential fixes like "use base ISO".  Base ISO? At night? Don't you think you should be going in the other direction on the ISO scale?  

The OP's GX7 train image was 1/6 at ISO 800!!!  By the way, tripods are always appropriate at night, but in this case you still need a fast enough shutter speed to freeze motion blur.

Here is my list for ways to improve above image:

1) Mount a large aperture lens like the PL 24 f/1.4 and crank up ISO until your shutter speed is fast enough to freeze the train

2) Take image

2) Go get some hot chocolate or an adult holiday beverage.  

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