Long exposure photos. (lots of pics, 56k beware)

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  1. Dark_Convoy

    Dark_Convoy Old Bastard Veteran

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    I went out tonight to teach my sons about how to find the north star, and to show them with a long exposure photo that it hardly moved in relation to the other stars but it was cloudy as hell when we went out so instead we ended up taking some cool long exposure night photos.

    These were all 4-second exposures.


    this is the "creepy tree" in my back yard:

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    A car drove by while taking a photo of the street...

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    a photo down my street.

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    another of the creepy tree, the cool thing about this one is it gathered enough light that it looked like morning:

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  2. Paladin

    Paladin Have Zord, Will Travel

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    Do you have any idea what this board has me expecting with a thread title like "long exposure photos?"


    Anyway, good pics.
     
  3. Dark_Convoy

    Dark_Convoy Old Bastard Veteran

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    an airplane flew by during this pic (streak of light just to the center right)

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    My back yard:

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    Decided to hop in the car and drive down the street:

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    Here's what happens whe a kid spins around with the shutter open:

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    and when kids dance around in front of an open shutter:

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  4. alphie

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    Great pictures! I love taking pics with long exposure. Can have a lot of fun taking pics that way.
     
  5. eyeballkid

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    try shooting with a tripod with the shutter open in a dark place and paint with a flashlight. Its cool! I wanna do this in a cave.
     
  6. onesock

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    The car one is my favorite.

    Awesome pics.
     
  7. King Starscream

    King Starscream <b><font color=blue>The Royal Seeker</font></b> Veteran

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    what kind of camera are you using that allows you to take those types of shots?
     
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    Ghost kids. Nice pics man.
     
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    ckhtiger old skool fool

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    don't most cameras have that? usually under the manual setting if it's a digital. the only types of cameras that I've ever seen that don't allow it are standard 35mm point-and-shoot.
     
  10. Dark_Convoy

    Dark_Convoy Old Bastard Veteran

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    It's a Kodak C643 Digital.
     
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    Long exposure rocks. SLR's usually give the best control, timers and manual.

    My little digital allows long exposure but its automatic, it varys the time depending on the light levels, and it usually does a good job.

    Sweet pics DC! I like the kid spinning around one, looks like a Media player visual!
     
  12. Lance Halberd

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    Nice. Does the C643 have a 4-second exposure, or were you on the bulb setting? Also, what f/stop were you using?
     
  13. Dark_Convoy

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    The highest you can go is 4-sec, I was using auto exposure control, looking at the exif data f was set to 2.7 - you can control it manually but it's a pain in the ass.
     
  14. Lance Halberd

    Lance Halberd oh hai

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    Ahh, gotcha. The other night I was trying to take some longer-exposure pics of running water with my digital camera (Olympus E-10), and I had the shutter speed and f/stop on full manual, and I had a bitch of a time getting the right exposure.

    Never did get it either before the batteries lost their charge. I think I've taken automatic controls for granted for too long, because it never seemed as difficult to get the right composition with an analog SLR.
     
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    Cool pics! :D 

    Long exposure rocks, you can have all sorts of fun with that. AFAIK most digital pocket cameras have a "night" mode which allows for longer exposure (usually a pre-set time value) but for best results you have to keep the camera absolutely still while it is taking the picture.

    The northern lights pics I posted a few days ago are all taken on long expousre (10, 20 and 30 seconds) using a tripod to keep it steady.
     
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    Dude, that title suggests nude pics of you freezing your nads off for four hours in the cold.
     
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    Grimlock_13 Reformed Geewunner

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    Freaking awesome pics!
     

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