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Night Panning

Tue Oct 10, 2006 12:14 am

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!

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RE: Night Panning

Tue Oct 10, 2006 12:22 am

Not a bad result but in terms of A.net acceptance you would be looking at a Distance and Quality/Grain rejection.
 
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RE: Night Panning

Tue Oct 10, 2006 1:39 am

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

Tue Oct 10, 2006 5:33 am

Thanks so far Royal and Leo!
I'll keep working on my night panning!  Wink

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RE: Night Panning

Tue Oct 10, 2006 4:21 pm

are you using a whimbly (sp?) head to get that shot. Very nice!
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RE: Night Panning

Tue Oct 10, 2006 4:59 pm

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.

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RE: Night Panning

Tue Oct 10, 2006 5:18 pm

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.
 
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RE: Night Panning

Tue Oct 10, 2006 5:30 pm

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.

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RE: Night Panning

Tue Oct 10, 2006 5:41 pm

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!
 
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RE: Night Panning

Tue Oct 10, 2006 5:48 pm

Shutter speed: 1/30s
Aperture: 4
ISO: 500

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RE: Night Panning

Tue Oct 10, 2006 6:37 pm

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.

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RE: Night Panning

Tue Oct 10, 2006 11:10 pm

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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