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User currently offlineConcord977 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1261 posts, RR: 25
Posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 3615 times:

I am experimenting with night photography. I am using a Nikon D100. The three photos below were taken with a 30-second exposure at F7.1.

The sky was PITCH BLACK, as these were taken at 12:30am. My camera is turning these shots into pseudo-daylight.

I want the clarity of the aircraft lights - but I want it to appear more like it was - night. I've tried post-processing these to death, but can't adjust the contrast, gamma or brightness to achieve an accurate night image.










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User currently offlineDiamond From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3279 posts, RR: 63
Reply 1, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 3597 times:

Curt - great pictures! Where were you standing when you took these?

K/D



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User currently offlineConcord977 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1261 posts, RR: 25
Reply 2, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 3593 times:

Kev,

We were standing on the Arlington Memorial Bridge at the mid-point. Shots 1 and 2 were facing DCA, and shot 3 was facing Georgetown. The building on the right of shot 3 is the JFK Center.

Curt




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User currently offlineKaddyuk From Wallis and Futuna, joined Nov 2001, 4126 posts, RR: 26
Reply 3, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 3560 times:

I like the Pseudo daylight look. Those are nice pictures but there isnt much you can do to make it look like night post-processing. Just like you cant do that to a night image to make it look like day.




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User currently offlineStaffan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 3550 times:

Close the aperture down more to get less light through the lense, a/c lights will then also be less intense.

Staffan


User currently offlineWoody001 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 529 posts, RR: 22
Reply 5, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 3537 times:


Can you take full manual control of the camera? If yes, close down the aperture until it looks ok, you can do this anywhere to save a journey to an airport.

Ian.



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User currently offlineINNflight From Switzerland, joined Apr 2004, 3767 posts, RR: 60
Reply 6, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 3531 times:

Still, the "day"light looks very impressive, i like it a lot...  Smile

regards, Florian



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