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Long Exposure Photos - Post Yours!

Old Feb 1, 10, 3:17 pm
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Long Exposure Photos - Post Yours!

Didn't really see any threads regarding tripod / long exposure photography so thought I would start one and show off a bit I'm a sucker for a tripod and a bit of patience. Excuse the poor quality pics, they are the only versions I could dig up at the moment as my laptop is at home.

This was taken on the side of the road in Arkansas somewhere, can't really remember where. The red blur is I-40 - I looked up and saw the big dipper and pulled over and took this shot. Think it was about a 25 second exposure with my lens at F4.



This was taken in the hills outside of Albuquerque. Just got done eating at Sandiago's Mexican Grill at the Tram (Not great food but amazing view!). Was trying to take a neat shot of the peaks with the moon, but turned around and saw this neat bend with the city in the background. Think this was about a 30 second exposure.

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Old Feb 2, 10, 1:16 pm
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Wow. Phenomenal. I love long-exposure night photography!

Especially of cityscapes. While I'm FAR from the accomplished photographer (don't even own a SLR--yet!), here are a couple of my modest contributions:

Downtown Pittsburgh, taken from the tip of Point State Park. No tripod: just balancing the camera on the ledge of the fountain! 15-second exposure at f/3.3:



Directly behind the above is the beginning of the Ohio River. This one was also just set on the bricks at the fountain's edge (someday I'll bother going in and cropping this and the first picture). 15-second exposure at f/3.3:



And, since this is FlyerTalk, this was taken on a cold April morning at Anchorage International Airport--I think it might have even been below zero. You can see the thick plume of steam from the water boiler just to the left of the tower. At 5:39am in April in Alaska, it was definitely pitch black outside, so I was quite surprised to get what looks like a dawn sky. 15-second exposure at f/3.3:



The crisp glow of the tower comes out better in the larger size, but I don't want to grab too much screen real estate or bandwidth here, so here's a link:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2520/...53184411_b.jpg
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Old Feb 2, 10, 2:55 pm
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my personal favorite, 15s at f/8
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Old Feb 2, 10, 3:41 pm
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Originally Posted by whakojacko View Post
my personal favorite, 15s at f/8
Wow that's a good one!

I like the Fountain shot too Jackal.
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Old Feb 2, 10, 3:52 pm
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I love that shot whackojacko ^

Here are a few of my favourites taken on my travels. All taken with a Canon XTi & Sigma 17 -70. No post processing done as I don't have any software.


Bruges, Belguim. F22, 15sec exp Iso 800




White desert Egypt, F22 9.5min exp, Iso 400



Temple of Phillae, Aswan, Egypt. F22 40sec exp, ISO 400


Temple of Olympian Zeus, Athens


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Old Feb 2, 10, 5:02 pm
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North Star and Northern Lights



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One of my faves...

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Old Feb 3, 10, 12:14 am
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I like your pictures. Keep it coming...sorry I can not contribute but I can appreciate.
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Tower Bridge at night:



Note the absence of any traffic - because it was moving too fast to show up!
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Taken earlier this week at the BTS station by my hotel in Bangkok, the scooters rushing up the streets like wasps:

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Originally Posted by pnsnkr View Post
Nice!

How long did you leave it exposed for? I'm amazed that the stars moved so much during your exposure.
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These are incredible. I must experience this at some point in my life!!!! ^
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Originally Posted by ajax View Post
Tower Bridge at night:



Note the absence of any traffic - because it was moving too fast to show up!
I love this shot. It's so beautiful!
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I love this shot. It's so beautiful!
Thanks - when I walk past places like Tower Bridge, I remember why I paid three times more for my house than it's worth and fight my way through millions of people twice a day on my commute. It's because there's no other city I'd rather live in than London!
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Old Faithful - Yellowstone National Park. January 2007

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