Post some night photos!

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Re: Post some night photos!
In reply to David Kieltyka, Jul 3, 2013

Do you find the EM5 over exposes night shots in "Program"? I normally use a hefty amount of negative exp compensation. Perhaps I should use manual?

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In reply to David Kieltyka, Jul 3, 2013

Swinging safari.

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In reply to David Kieltyka, Jul 3, 2013

Three very different night images.

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Star trails over San Francisco

Milky Way over Hetch Hetchy reservoir

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In reply to David Kieltyka, Jul 3, 2013

Grilling a beef tri-tip on my deck

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Re: Post some night photos!
In reply to amipal, Jul 3, 2013

Really lovely image.

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Re: Post some night photos!
In reply to rpm40, Jul 3, 2013

The light, and the absence of light, is itself the subject. Good stuff.

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Re: Post some night photos!
In reply to PAUL TILL, Jul 3, 2013

Hehe, leaning against benches & other objects works for me. Galen Rowell was a big advocate of this, though he did it mainly for small-aperture, deep DOF photos in daylight. The environment is your tripod.

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Re: Several from the E-M5
In reply to jwhphotos, Jul 3, 2013

Hah, I really like these. A few drinks, a bit of relaxing...and humorous photo ops abound.

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Re: Post some night photos!
In reply to sinkas, Jul 3, 2013

sinkas wrote:

Do you find the EM5 over exposes night shots in "Program"? I normally use a hefty amount of negative exp compensation. Perhaps I should use manual?

Generally speaking and in an automatic mode, any camera will attempt to expose a scene to an "average" grey.  It doesn't recognize that a scene is a night shot with deep blacks, nor conversely that a scene might be a snow shot with bright whites.  The camera will attempt in both cases to render the shot toward a medium gray exposure.

Some cameras have "scene modes" such as "Night," "Snow," "Beach," etc. that adjust the exposures accordingly.  But it's better to learn to do it yourself-- as you are doing with the exposure compensation.  I sometimes use Manual, and using it is a good way to learn more about your camera.   I generally shoot Aperture Priority, though, and it's easier/lazier for me to adjust the exposure compensation-- not sure it's the best technique.

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In reply to Jeffrey_Sung, Jul 3, 2013

Cool. I like this sort of twilight photo, where the city lights are coming on but the sky still has color and texture.

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Re: Post some night photos!
In reply to gswpete, Jul 3, 2013

Oooh, I like that one a lot. Good composition & aperture choice. The grainy texture in the OOF background...lovely.

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In reply to jcharity, Jul 3, 2013

Terrific! I'm from the Detroit area and have seen many games at Comerica Park (and saw many more as a kid & younger adult at the old Tiger Stadium). There are areas in the city I'd avoid with a tripod at any time of day, but overall IMO the reputation is worse than the reality.

Re. Hockeytown...the very first pro sporting event I ever saw was a Red Wings game at the Olympia. My dad took me to see Gordie Howe play "before he retires." Of course Howe kept playing for at least a couple more decades.    But he scored two goals that night and I was hooked.

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Re: Post some night photos!
In reply to sea_dragon, Jul 3, 2013

Your #2 works great for me!

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Re: Post some night photos!
In reply to amipal, Jul 3, 2013

Lovely...another photo I'd put on my wall.

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Re: A couple from Hobart last week
In reply to sbszine, Jul 3, 2013

"Spectra" reminds me a bit of the Tribute In Light display in New York, first turned on in March 2002 while I was staying in the City. I have many photos of this, all on film & still waiting to be digitized in decent quality. I should re-photograph a few with my macro rig and post 'em here.

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Re: One from Vancouver BC
In reply to JosephScha, Jul 3, 2013

Lovely...Vancouver is among my favorite cities. I'm planning to visit later this year, in fact!

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In reply to growers, Jul 3, 2013

Love it. Singapore is yet another of my favorite cities...and the only city-state I've ever visited. I've haven't done any decent night photography there but I have done some night video, back in 1997 on the old analog Hi-8 format. Mostly along Orchard Rd., where there's enough light and plenty of people about.

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Very nice use of the Voigt 25mm, Jim. How's your Nederlands? I picked up some while living in the Mideast in my early 20s, hanging out with lots of European folks doing their civil service, but I'd need a good refresher nowadays to avoid embarrasing myself in a place like Bonaire.  

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