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Title:
Humber Bridge At Night
Humber Bridge At Night
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Caption: 
Humber Bridge At Night
Camera Model: 
X-Pro1
Exposure Details: 
Exposure Time : 70 sec
F Number : f/16
ISO Speed Rating : 200
Flash : No Flash
15 people like this.

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Date Tue, 03/04/2012 - 07:23
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This is stunning, like it, good luck. You should post it in Dean's B&W exhibition.

And how is the X-Pro 1 going?

Cheers Kim.

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Date Mon, 02/04/2012 - 23:15
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Superb night shot. Really works well in black and white.

Viv

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Date Mon, 02/04/2012 - 23:29
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Very nice composed photo, I love it. Good luck!

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Date Tue, 03/04/2012 - 04:57
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very very very but really very good indeed:)lol

good luck and a like from me:)

 

 

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Date Tue, 03/04/2012 - 06:25
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Very nice detailed nighttime shot and taken from a good angle. Well done and good luck.

Wendy 

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Date Tue, 03/04/2012 - 08:12
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Brilliant angle and great detail. BOL

Sheena Mac      

There IS no rehersal for life.

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Date Tue, 03/04/2012 - 09:18
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Thanks for the nice comments everybody.

Kim - the X Pro 1 is very nice, I feel rather lucky to own one - had to sell all my Nikon gear to fund it, and I thought I would miss the D300, but this camera was worth it imo. I'll dig around for Dean's B&W exhibition, I'm kinda new on here and not sure what goes on yet...

Thanks and best of luck to all of you who have entered too Smile

Steve 

 

MyFinePix competition entry: http://www.myfinepix.co.uk/competition/entry/559904

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Date Tue, 03/04/2012 - 12:01
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Excellent night shot. Very nice.

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Date Tue, 03/04/2012 - 13:55
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beautiful scene naturally lending itself to mono.

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Date Tue, 03/04/2012 - 13:56
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Hi

Well chosen position and viewpoint.

The strong diagonal adds impact and drama.

The data shows a 70 second single exposure. Is this correct?

Kind regards,

Chas.

 April Comp: http://www.myfinepix.co.uk/competition/entry/701303

 

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Date Tue, 03/04/2012 - 19:17
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wow i love the angel on your photo. and the lights from the bridge to. best of luck to you x

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Date Tue, 03/04/2012 - 21:25
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a great shot of the bridge, a like from me

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Thanks John

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Date Tue, 03/04/2012 - 22:30
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Chas (Sunlight) - yep, 70 seconds. 

I used f16 to keep the light glare from the lights nice and crisp, but it had gotten quite dark, so this meant risking burning out the lights too much with a longer exposure, which if you see the RAW files it looks like it could have done with? Anyway, it turned out ok.

Again - thanks for the nice comments and good luck to you all... :-) 

MyFinePix competition entry: http://www.myfinepix.co.uk/competition/entry/559904

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Date Wed, 04/04/2012 - 18:46
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Hi

Thanks for the confirmation. I wondered if it was correct for two reasons.

firstly the data shown is often wrong and secondly, how does the camera get around the maximum exposure time for the sensor of 30 seconds which is usual for most models. Admittedly I do not know this camera but a quick read of the specs suggests that the maximum exposure allowed is 30 seconds, although it does say that the B setting maximum is 60 minutes.

I wonder if using HDR techniques would have helped with any exposure differences between dark and light areas.

Kind regards,

Chas.

 April Comp: http://www.myfinepix.co.uk/competition/entry/701303

 

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Date Wed, 04/04/2012 - 22:34
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It was 70 seconds on in Bulb mode with cable release attached. I simply pressed the shutter and guestimated the exposure and re-did it a couple of times...

I don't personally go in for HDR. I do 'get' the effect and I appreciate others have a real taste for it, but it's not for me (although I have had a go once or twice). Often it gets taken too far and takes away from the actaul picture itself - people will say "that HDR looks really cool..." whereas I'd prefer to have a picture with over or under exposed elements and people say "that picture looks really cool...". 

Besides, I'm not sure HDR would have worked for this anyway - there were no highlights to expose for and if I'd exposed longer for the dark areas (most of it, it was night after all Smile ) the extreme long exposure would have introduced ugly noise and burnt the lights out beyond even HDR recovery - they would basically have become some very large white halo's. I think my best comprimise may have been to open the aperture slightly, say f11???

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Date Fri, 06/04/2012 - 15:36
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Very striking image - great pov and looks really good in mono

Helen

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Date Fri, 06/04/2012 - 18:22
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Hi

You are probably right. F11 would have halfed the exposure time which would have helped with any burn out of the highlights. I don't know how much work you had to do but the detail in the highlight seem quite good, although I find it difficult to judge these days. It might be interesting to see the tone curve of the original. I have never been able to find out if digital photography suffers from reciprocity failure.

I am still intrigue by how the long exposure was achieved by the camera without exceeding the normal 30 seconds maximum. I understand that digital sensors used for very long exposures need cooling systems. This restriction of exposure time is a frequent question among those attempting night sky photography. Perhaps this camera is the answer.

RAW files are often compared to a film negative and I suppose it is the nearest description you can get, however it is not quite the same when it comes to manipulation of the overall contrast. with film you could deliberately overexpose for detail and reduce contrast by cutting the development time. On high contrast subjects I would aim to overexpose by fie stops and cut development by one third. the resulting negative was dense and flat. Split grade filtering in the enlarger could be used to restore the contrast along with the usual burning and dodging.

As to HDR, I think it can be used subtly so as to avoid the typical HDR look which is unnatural.

Kind regards,

Chas.

 April Comp: http://www.myfinepix.co.uk/competition/entry/701303

 

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Date Sat, 07/04/2012 - 09:25

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Date Sat, 07/04/2012 - 13:32
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This certainly gets a like from me its beautiful the lighting is great sure shows the image of well in this effect good luck for this month

j laws

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Date Mon, 23/04/2012 - 14:39
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This is realy good - like from me.

Crazy M

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Date Sun, 29/04/2012 - 20:59
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Nice shot ... and beautiful camera (X-Pro1...lucky to have her). Greetings ......Luke

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