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User currently offlineThierryD From Luxembourg, joined Dec 2005, 2072 posts, RR: 51
Posted (8 years 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2549 times:
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Hi guys!

I just uploaded the following shot:

http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/big/ready/lxkcvELLX071006z.jpg

Now, since I don't have any real experience with this kind of night shots, I'm looking for some opinions from your side as to the acceptability of this photo on A.net.
Any comment, hint and criticism is welcome!

Thierry


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User currently offlineClickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9644 posts, RR: 68
Reply 1, posted (8 years 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2545 times:
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Not a bad result but in terms of A.net acceptance you would be looking at a Distance and Quality/Grain rejection.

User currently offlineCyclonic From Australia, joined Jan 2005, 231 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (8 years 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2503 times:

Great shot. I agree with Clickhappy on this, however its a wonderful attempt. Be proud!


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User currently offlineThierryD From Luxembourg, joined Dec 2005, 2072 posts, RR: 51
Reply 3, posted (8 years 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2437 times:
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Thanks so far Royal and Leo!
I'll keep working on my night panning!  Wink

Thierry



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User currently offlineLOCsta From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 306 posts, RR: 8
Reply 4, posted (8 years 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2353 times:
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are you using a whimbly (sp?) head to get that shot. Very nice!


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User currently offlineThierryD From Luxembourg, joined Dec 2005, 2072 posts, RR: 51
Reply 5, posted (8 years 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2349 times:
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Quoting LOCsta (Reply 4):
are you using a whimbly (sp?) head to get that shot.

To be honest, I don't know what a "whimbly head" is but I don't think I used one.  Wink
I took the shot handheld with a Sigma 50-500mm attached to a Nikon D200.

Thierry



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User currently offlineQantasA332 From Australia, joined Dec 2003, 1500 posts, RR: 25
Reply 6, posted (8 years 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2340 times:

Apart from the points Royal already mentioned, it looks much too dark. What's the relevant EXIF data?

A nice attempt, no doubt, but I'd probably pull it from the queue.


User currently offlineThierryD From Luxembourg, joined Dec 2005, 2072 posts, RR: 51
Reply 7, posted (8 years 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2336 times:
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Quoting QantasA332 (Reply 6):
it looks much too dark

 spin 

That's why it's called night panning!  Wink

I'll pull it anyway; just uploaded the shot to show it in the forum and get some feedback from you guys.

Thierry



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User currently offlineQantasA332 From Australia, joined Dec 2003, 1500 posts, RR: 25
Reply 8, posted (8 years 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2333 times:

Quoting ThierryD (Reply 7):
That's why it's called night panning!

Hehe, yes...but it's possible to have the aircraft a bit brighter and maintain a "night-ish" atmosphere.  optimist 

Still, just out of curiousity...

Quoting QantasA332 (Reply 6):
What's the relevant EXIF data?

Shutter speed, aperture, ISO...?

Again, a nice effort regardless. Cheers!


User currently offlineThierryD From Luxembourg, joined Dec 2005, 2072 posts, RR: 51
Reply 9, posted (8 years 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2331 times:
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Shutter speed: 1/30s
Aperture: 4
ISO: 500

Thierry



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User currently offlineDC3 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2004, 50 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (8 years 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2320 times:

Quoting ThierryD (Reply 5):
To be honest, I don't know what a "whimbly head" is but I don't think I used one.

I think you'd probably know if you used one  Smile

http://www.tripodhead.com/

NB spelling "Wimberley"

It's a nice piece of kit but expensive and heavy if you're planning to travel with it. Not much use for anything under 400 / 500mm or, possibly, a 300 f2.8 plus converter. The Sidekick is the best option if you already have a good ball and socket head.

Chris


User currently offlineAcontador From Chile, joined Jul 2005, 1421 posts, RR: 30
Reply 11, posted (8 years 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2283 times:
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Hi Thierry,

Overall I think it is a very good picture, but not for A.net. I have been experimenting a lot lately with dawn/night shots myself, so I can tell how difficult it was to get such a decent result as in your picture (I have not produced anything worth showing here). So, just keep on trying!  bigthumbsup 



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