Night time photography

Discussion in 'Photography' started by A_Lee, Mar 20, 2010.

  1. A_Lee

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    Does anyone have any interesting ideas as to some places I can take some pictures in SF during the evening hours? Preferably somewhere with nice and colorful lights? :)
     
  2. Tumbleweed

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    Depends on what you are interested in. I always had good luck and fun wandering through the Castro District. Colorful signs and people.
     
  3. A_Lee

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    Nothing in particular ... anything interesting, and colorful :)
     
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    Go to Broadway St and Columbus Ave. in North Beach. There's lots of bright shiny lights there (granted they're for strip clubs and bars but the lights are bright nonetheless).
     
  6. patrickb

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    Also, you could go to the Moscone Center at night and photograph the historic merry go round there.
     
  7. revo

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    man those are nice. would you mind sharing your setup and settings?
     
  8. Smitty

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    How long was your exposure on those bad boys?
     
  9. A_Lee

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    Thanks Revo, and Smitty :)

    @Revo -I used a Canon 40D, 24-70 2.8L, tripod, and a cable release.

    @Smitty - The first picture had a 20 sec. exposure, and the second had a 15 sec. exposure.
     
  10. GreshamH

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    Cable release? On a DSLR? Don't you mean corded remote or is it really an old school true cable release (meaning it pushes the button when you depress the lever on the other end)
     
  11. A_Lee

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    Well, by what you define as a cable release, I suppose I actually used a corded remote -I'm pretty loose with the terminology :)
     
  12. GreshamH

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    Just checking....wasn't sure if the Canon accepted a cable release
     
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    Any of the new Nikons accept cable releases then?
     
  14. A_Lee

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    They seem like they may be a little cumbersome compared to what is available nowadays?
     
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    That is sweet pictures,Thanks for sharing :)



    lapsan
     
  16. A_Lee

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    Thanks Lapsan!
     
  17. GreshamH

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    None that I know of. Technology advanced beyond needing a cable release... we now have corded and non corded remotes, and they're cheap as well :) (I have both corded and non corded, prefer corded)
     
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    Those shots are beautiful! It looks like it's a little past magic hour, too. Can you share the photo stats? f-number, shutter, time taken,etc?
     
  20. GreshamH

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    I really like the second one (the first if great as well). By any chance would you be willing to send me the file for that? I'd love to make a print for my wall with it (I have a super nice high end Espon printer if you want a copy as well)
     

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