Going back tomorrow - How can I do better? - Night shots

Started Dec 6, 2013 | Photos thread
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Re: Try Tungsten White Balance just after sunset, also - get a PL filter for water at night

jrdmedford wrote:

An old trick for the blue early evening sky is to change to Tungsten WB setting. Give it a try!

I'll try it in post.

Next, even at night, a polarizing filter can dramatically improve shots with water present. Sure, the PL filter can cause you to lose a stop of light - so you'll need a tripod.

Hmmm... Maybe that's why folks are saying they are good since I accidentally left it on. I was using a tripod, as well.

I want to see if I can get a better startburst effect on the lights. I didn't realize they could be better than mine are but want to find out. Besides I want to put murfthesurf's mind at ease about the 12-40. 

I would also turn off the IS for night shots and use a tripod - even though people believe that IS == Handheld ; not all the time. Try stopping down between f4 and f8 too.

Those are the two apertures I used last night f4 and f8.

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