This photo is beautiful! I particularly like the fact that the lake brings nice colors and some light to the bottom of the photo, in a place that usually is predominantly black with just the silhouette of some geographical elements. But I am also wondering how you managed to take this picture at 1/30s f/16 and ISO 160. How did you manage to gather so much light from this scene (from the metadata at the bottom of the page)?
No problem man. I always encourage fellow photographers to do night photography, it's good to hear your enthusiasm. For me, the fun doesn't start until the sun has set. As a tip, having a good Histogram, where the bulk of the readout is on the white end and not the black, can really improve the amount of detail and reduce noise, get as far away from underexposing as possible, then readjust in RAW editor. I did a basic write-up about the Histogram here if your interested: [link] Username: Brisco Apologies if you already know this stuff Happy shooting!
Thanks! ISO is a tricky thing, sometimes its clean and sometimes not. I'm beginning to be a better judge of how subject, lighting, and other factors come into play and adjusting my settings accordingly.
Also, I love all your northern lights photos! They're some of the best I've seen. I'm so jeasous you live in a place where you get to see them. I've never seen it in person myself. Btw since your into timelapse you should check out Tom Lowe's [link] work (you maybe already know his stuff), or check out his forum Timescapes. I want to get into doing more timelapses, and plan to, but unfortunatly they happen to take a lot of time.
I have seem Tom Lowe's work! I am astounded by his work and have been decidedly influenced by it I have sort of just begun serious time lapse work. Right now my biggest issue is getting my frame rate up apparently! haha. All in time and practice I suppose. They do take a lot of time >.<
Absolutely, they are both terrific cameras from what I've seen them do. I've heard that noise control is just a little better on Nikon, they are certainly on par at least, but I'm very satisfied with what I have. There isn't another camera that I want instead of the mkii.. until the mkiii comes out haha. Then I'll have something to look at but can't afford!
kekeke... good one... yeah they are both pretty good.. I did a side by side comparison with my 5D and my D7oo and I am afraid the Niokn won out (for me) due to its ability to meter absolutley spot on... I have to say tho that I am going to send the 5D bacl to Canon for them to look at.. IMHO it couldn't meter its way out of a wet paper bag to coin a phrase...
The rotation of the Earth it's not so fast to make blurred some stars. Anyway... it's really a strange picture. There's still the light of twilight (or dawn, in don't know) that hits the clouds. How can you camera capture the stars over the light effect of the atmosphere?