Bryn Athen Cathedral at night c/C please !!

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chosen1 Veteran Member • Posts: 3,028
Bryn Athen Cathedral at night c/C please !!

taken last night, very clear quiet night. a little scared taking this picture, i was just waiting for a ghoulish little girl to pop up in one of the pictures. But i think it turned out nice. what do you guys think ??

Camera: Nikon D80
Exposure: 20 sec (20)
Aperture: f/8
Focal Length: 18 mm
ISO Speed: 320
Exposure Bias: 2/3 EV

thanks for looking !

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OP chosen1 Veteran Member • Posts: 3,028
Re: Bryn Athen Cathedral at night c/C please !!

too many people talking about the new d60 that the forum is loosing it's focus, which is to provide creative criticism.
anyone ??

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Kathryne Senior Member • Posts: 1,824
Re: Bryn Athen Cathedral at night c/C please !!

I really like this though it is a bit noisy. Composition is great. Love the stars.
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DezM
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Re: Bryn Athen Cathedral at night c/C please !!

Hey Arthur. Looks like you metered the brightly-lit tower, that is why the lower have of the church is underexposed. Next time try Matrix and see what the camera's meter says and take a test shot in Aperture Mode. If it's still underexposed, switch to Manual mode and expose until you like what you see. Play with the compensation buttons as well.

f/8 is fine but you didn't need ISO 320. You could've went to ISO 100 or ISO 200, which would have reduced the noise in the red part of the photo.

Curious, the stars, is that real or did you add that in post process?
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Ikeepem Senior Member • Posts: 1,393
Re: Bryn Athen Cathedral at night c/C please !!

Great composition! Nice work I won't go into pixel peeping
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kassl New Member • Posts: 4
Re: Bryn Athen Cathedral at night c/C please !!

Well Said

OP chosen1 Veteran Member • Posts: 3,028
kathryne

yes kathryne i think so too, i dont think i needed the high iso with the longer exposure. i took a couple others that are less noise, but i like the composition of this one better.

Kathryne wrote:

I really like this though it is a bit noisy. Composition is great.
Love the stars.
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OP chosen1 Veteran Member • Posts: 3,028
Re: Bryn Athen Cathedral at night c/C please !!

dez great advice as always...i should've used matrix i realize that now, it was a little creepy being there at night i didnt really pay too much attention to all my settings. ill try it my next night architecture shot. i have a couple other shots with lower iso therefore arent as noisy but i didnt like their composition.

nothing gets buy you huh ?? some stars showed fine, but i did add an extra 40% or so more stars for effect.

thanks for looking and for the advice buddy !!
always appreciated

DezM wrote:

Hey Arthur. Looks like you metered the brightly-lit tower, that is
why the lower have of the church is underexposed. Next time try
Matrix and see what the camera's meter says and take a test shot in
Aperture Mode. If it's still underexposed, switch to Manual mode and
expose until you like what you see. Play with the compensation
buttons as well.

f/8 is fine but you didn't need ISO 320. You could've went to ISO 100
or ISO 200, which would have reduced the noise in the red part of the
photo.

Curious, the stars, is that real or did you add that in post process?
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OP chosen1 Veteran Member • Posts: 3,028
ikeepem

ikeepem thanks for looking and for the complements...pixel peeping ?? please explain im new here

Ikeepem wrote:

Great composition! Nice work I won't go into pixel peeping
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hunter20ga Contributing Member • Posts: 585
Re: ikeepem

Chosen1...if the tower is any more exposed, you'll blow out the details I fear. I think that maybe a bit of post processing can bring out some of the shadowy details and you'll have the results you're looking for.

Also...if your exposure gets too long by switching to ISO 100 you may lose sharpness in some of the stars due to rotation of the earth. I don't know what the time limit is before you start to get a bit of blur.

I don't know if you cropped this at all...but depending on what is beyond the church on the left side of the photo, I would like to see a little more breathing room on that side. The church just looks crammed up against the border of the photo the way it is.

I think this is an overall good shot with excellent potential. I sure wouldn't be ashamed to show it off if I'd taken it.

P.S. You're right...I'm sick of people complaining about the D60 and can't wait until the furor dies down and we get back to talking about the good things in Nikon's universe.
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OP chosen1 Veteran Member • Posts: 3,028
hunter

hunter i agree it does look a little cramped, i did crop the left out only focusing on the right side of the church. i have the original still though so if i ever use it for anything ill leave some room on the left...thank you for the tip

hunter20ga wrote:

Chosen1...if the tower is any more exposed, you'll blow out the
details I fear. I think that maybe a bit of post processing can
bring out some of the shadowy details and you'll have the results
you're looking for.

Also...if your exposure gets too long by switching to ISO 100 you may
lose sharpness in some of the stars due to rotation of the earth. I
don't know what the time limit is before you start to get a bit of
blur.

I don't know if you cropped this at all...but depending on what is
beyond the church on the left side of the photo, I would like to see
a little more breathing room on that side. The church just looks
crammed up against the border of the photo the way it is.

I think this is an overall good shot with excellent potential. I
sure wouldn't be ashamed to show it off if I'd taken it.

P.S. You're right...I'm sick of people complaining about the D60 and
can't wait until the furor dies down and we get back to talking about
the good things in Nikon's universe.
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Layne22 Senior Member • Posts: 1,213
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chosen1 wrote:

too many people talking about the new d60 that the forum is loosing
it's focus, which is to provide creative criticism.
anyone ??

The "focus" of this forum is not at all to provide creative criticism or to pay attention to you as much as you think it is. Keep bumping your own threads and you'll have a short run on this forum.
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kassl

thanks for commenting !!

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rntbot Senior Member • Posts: 1,638
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I love the picture, the sky is beautiful however, I would have to agree with the others it a little noisy. Thanks for sharing, Robert. PS, you are right too much about the new, and not enough about pictures.

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rorymc Senior Member • Posts: 1,385
Re: Bryn Athen Cathedral at night c/C please !!

Awesome shot! There are soo many good things about that photo. It's a little noisy, but hey it looks great.

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OP chosen1 Veteran Member • Posts: 3,028
rntbot

thanks for commenting. it is a little noisy i agree.

rntbot wrote:

I love the picture, the sky is beautiful however, I would have to
agree with the others it a little noisy. Thanks for sharing, Robert.
PS, you are right too much about the new, and not enough about
pictures.

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OP chosen1 Veteran Member • Posts: 3,028
rory

thanks for the comment, many have told me about the noise. i dont think i needed such a high ISO with the long exposure. note taken for next time

thanks for stopping by

rorymc wrote:

Awesome shot! There are soo many good things about that photo. It's a
little noisy, but hey it looks great.

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gif Senior Member • Posts: 1,346
Re: Bryn Athen Cathedral at night c/C please !!

looks great. good composition and exposure, imo. i don't have a problem with the noise. the bright light in the lower left is a little distracting to me.

OP chosen1 Veteran Member • Posts: 3,028
gif

gif i agree with you...that hallway light in the lower left distracted me as well. when i was playing around with this photo in photoshop made that part of the picture dark. much less distracting.

thanks for the complements

gif wrote:

looks great. good composition and exposure, imo. i don't have a
problem with the noise. the bright light in the lower left is a
little distracting to me.

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this is a beauty Arthur.

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