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November 22, 2009
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Canon EOS 450D
Shutter Speed
8/1 second
Focal Length
34 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Nov 21, 2009, 7:15:31 PM
Night Scenes by vlastas Night Scenes by vlastas
This is first shot of my new Night Scenes series (9 pieces).

This was my firs experience with night photography and I must say that was very exciting to walk on the fields and meadows at absolutely darkness.

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I absolutely love the foggy look of the city lights in the background. I keep trying to look at other parts of the photo and my eyes are drawn back over and over to that misty little bit of city.

I like how you've composed this shot, the horizon line is nice and low as opposed to right smack in the middle of the shot (and I know from experience how easy it is to just keep framing shots with the horizon in the middle all the time ;)) I really like the dusty orange/red tones from the artificial lights, they add a really nice pop of color to the scene.

I think what needs the biggest work is the moon. A good rule to go by with shooting the moon is to set your aperature to f/16 (or as close as you can get) and set everything else on your camera around it work with the f/stop. I usually find it's a low iso and a shutter speed of 125 (give or take). With this kind of image you might need to do a composite to get the moon to show up more clearly, because right now it's quite overblown and I think the photo would be even more successful were the moon clearly defined.

Overall a lovely photograph, thanks for sharing! :)
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Elvenred Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2010   Photographer
Great atmosphere! Well done on this capture! :clap:
vlastas Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :)
Elvenred Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010   Photographer
Pleasure! :)
kuma-x Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Krasna fotka! Uz se tesim na dalsi ze serie! :thumbsup: :)
vlastas Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
dik, myslim ze dneska pridam :)
Patirona Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2009
Great :thumbsup:
vlastas Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :)
smellycatt Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2009
if you need a critique here it goes...

The colours are great, also the composition
but..... the moon is kind of noisy. I know it´s because it´s a long exposition shot. But the amount of "bluriness" is in the edge of apearing like a mistake. It should be either mucho more out of focus or absolutely sharp like the trees and the city.

this is my humble opinion =)
I´m trying to be helpful
vlastas Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you. I appreciate your opinion. I think you are right. This shot is taken by 8 sec. exposure. Some of other shots are taken by longer exposure and looks better. Once again thanks for your help. I will remember it for next time :)
crazygardener Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2009
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