Post some night photos!

Started Jul 1, 2013 | Photos
s_grins
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Re: Post some night photos!

David Kieltyka wrote:

I like that! Smoke rings? In any case, a fine minimalist abstract.

-Dave-

Thanks for appreciation. This is car braking lights reflections on aluminum finished building entrance.

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Beautiful...great use of warm color.

I've never been to Ireland despite many trips to Scotland, England & Wales (where most of my family on my mom's side live). Must rectify this.

Now we're cookin', folks!

-Dave-

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schirmer Regular Member • Posts: 443
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Two older one taken with the G1:

20mm f1.7, 0.4s handheld

with kit lens, 1/8s

on last one I used a tree to stabilize. So composition was fixed...

Edit: Not sure why images don't show up here.

David Kieltyka
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s_grins wrote:

Thanks for appreciation. This is car braking lights reflections on aluminum finished building entrance.

Hah, that I never would've guessed!

In the dark it's a whole nuther world...

-Dave-

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LincolnB Veteran Member • Posts: 4,353
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David Kieltyka wrote:

LincolnB wrote:

I've got nothing without a tripod. If I'm shooting at night, I'm bringing a tripod. Period.

That's okay. What I'm aiming at is a spontaneous approach. Imagine Winogrand roaming around with his Leica...at 3am.

-Dave-

A tripod does not preclude spontaneity. But the lack of a even a small tripod at night usually precludes shooting anything at all.

If you really insist on walking around at night shooting without a tripod, you should invest in a camera with serious, serious low light performance. You'll need something like a Nikon D4 or Canon 1-DX. But they're $6,000 and nearly as big as a small tripod anyway.

Cormorant in the middle of the night - 13 second exposure.

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Treadurownpath Regular Member • Posts: 163
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A couple from a week ago:

From the balcony of the refuge (3000m up) below Mount Toubkal in the High Atlas Mountains, Morocco. (edit: just read that OP wanted handheld shots. This one is not handheld, but it is not with a tripod either. I rested it on the balcony with the ten second timer set. I much prefer it at full size as well where you can see the stars!)

A night kitchen in the medina.

David Kieltyka
OP David Kieltyka Veteran Member • Posts: 5,136
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Cool...experimenting with a flashlight is on my to-do list.

I like the Shenyang photo. I've been to Shanghai, briefly, and would love to spend more time in China.

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Bob Tullis
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But of course, one DOES utilize a tripod as well [g]

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David Kieltyka
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Beautiful. I love the dark palette in the first photo. You must look at the full-size versions, folks, to see the rich tonal subtleties...and, in the first photo, all the stars.

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I dunno, Bob, I think you need to practice some more...

Hah, I'm kidding of course! You do NYC proud, as always.

-Dave-

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Lincoln, spend some time with Winogrand, and maybe Feininger too, to see the kind of aesthetic I'm after. Ultimate technical performance isn't high on this particular list. (It has its place elsewhere, of course.)

Oh...and William Klein's "Life Is Good & Good For You In New York."

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The first image at full size is remarkable, the thread view does it no justice whatsoever!

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Bob Tullis
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Re: Post some night photos!

David Kieltyka wrote:

I dunno, Bob, I think you need to practice some more...

I was muttering the same thing to myself after returning home late last night.  (You won't see any of those, now [g]).

Hah, I'm kidding of course! You do NYC proud, as always.

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Skip
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Sorry, used tripod.

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Skip wrote:

Sorry, used tripod.

That's okay...at least it's at night.    And very nicely done too. IMO photos featuring architectural detail merit a "no tripod" exemption.

-Dave-

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Several from the E-M5

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Very nice!
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David Kieltyka wrote:

Lincoln, spend some time with Winogrand, and maybe Feininger too, to see the kind of aesthetic I'm after. Ultimate technical performance isn't high on this particular list. (It has its place elsewhere, of course.)

Oh...and William Klein's "Life Is Good & Good For You In New York."

-Dave-

Thanks, I looked at Winogrand's stuff a bit. All of his night shots look like they're done with flash. I'll look up Feininger also, thanks.

I do a fair amount of shooting in the dead of night. I'm on record as being perfectly okay with photos that are not technically brilliant. And I'm not against doing stuff the hard way. That said, I don't generally like to wander around at night without at least a tripod or flash or both.

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Hand held last night.

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