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Title: Challenge #19 - October 2008 - "Night Photography"
Post by: Stef. on October 01, 2008, 03:49:36 AM
Challenge #19 - October 2008 - "Night Photography"  is now open!

The Theme for this challenge is night photography. It is a photographic technique in which exposures are taken in- or outside between dusk and dawn. Photographers generally have a choice between using artificial light or long exposures. Things that might spring to mind are perhaps light trails; cityscapes at night; illuminated buildings... as long as they are shot between dusk and dawn let your imagination wander!

Here are some perhaps useful links for techniques that might help you achieve this month's goal:
http://www.schoolofphotography.com/night/night.html (http://www.schoolofphotography.com/night/night.html)
http://www.photoxels.com/tutorial-night-photography.html (http://www.photoxels.com/tutorial-night-photography.html)

And some images for inspiration:
http://www.nightphotographer.com/gallery_frameset.htm (http://www.nightphotographer.com/gallery_frameset.htm)
http://www.lostamerica.com/ (http://www.lostamerica.com/)

 
A maximum of 4 entries per forum member are allowed and should be posted in this thread.

Maximum image size is 800 pixels on the longer side, and 200 KB in size - entries larger than this will not be considered for shortlisting (contributors will be asked to repost).

Entries close at 10.00 pm on October 31st PDT (= UTC/GMT -8)

Including EXIF info (shutter speed, aperture, focal length, camera model, lens, etc) is not mandatory but is encouraged and welcomed.

Please note the standard challenge rules and posting guidelines.

Please remember there can be no comments on people's submissions for the challenges (to keep the voting fair). Comments on submissions will be deleted without discussion.

Have fun!

Stef. :P
Title: Re: Challenge #19 - October 2008 - "Night Photography"
Post by: fother on October 03, 2008, 12:33:13 AM
Perth by night
(http://photoblog.visualsucculence.com/images/mjf_20080906_8976.jpg)

KM Maxxum 7D + CZ 16-80, Tripod, 2 second delay mode.
35 mm     f 6.7     30 sec    ISO 100     Flash: Not Fired
Title: Re: Challenge #19 - October 2008 - "Night Photography"
Post by: katsock on October 03, 2008, 03:43:52 PM
23.30 at Mill Beach, Heybridge, Essex.

(http://www1.clikpic.com/katsock/images/23.30%20at%20Mill%20Beach.jpg)

KM5D, 30 sec exposure, 500mm lens, tripod, no flash, minimal 'levels' tweaks to bring out some detail.
Title: Re: Challenge #19 - October 2008 - "Night Photography"
Post by: dominicall on October 03, 2008, 06:10:24 PM
6.30am, 27th Sept 2008. Thru the kitchen window

Foggy morning

(http://www.allkins.com/forumpics/foggyframed.jpg)

A700, Sigma 17-70mm @40mm, f11, 10s, ISO200, Tripod, Flash not fired
Title: Re: Challenge #19 - October 2008 - "Night Photography"
Post by: winjeel on October 06, 2008, 02:13:00 PM
Sako Park
Minolta 303si, probably iso400 with tripod and timer (and despite the year written, it was probably very late 2005)
(http://ablyth.winjeel.com/albums/userpics/10003/FH000001_sako_snow1a.jpg)
Title: Re: Challenge #19 - October 2008 - "Night Photography"
Post by: Fud on October 06, 2008, 08:22:03 PM
First entry - shot across the Thames resting camera on the top of the wall at dusk

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3266/2919687724_5b9d665b38_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Challenge #19 - October 2008 - "Night Photography"
Post by: Chris Huber on October 07, 2008, 04:29:09 AM
No 1 - Panoramic shot of Vittoriosa (on left) and Senglea (on right), two of the fortified and walled cities surrounding Grand Harbour, Malta. 

SONY Alpha A300, SONY DT 18-70 - ISO100 - Aperture Priority - 30sec @ f/11

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3106/2883509336_19d45072b4_o.jpg)

Larger image at: http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3288/2883509252_da394accd8_b.jpg





No 2 - Fort St. Angelo at Vittoriosa shot through the arched gateway of the Saluting Battery at Grand Harbour, Valletta.

SONY Alpha A300, SONY DT 18-70 - ISO100 - Aperture Priority - 10sec @ f/10

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3243/2882672717_656893deab_o.jpg)




No 3 - A 'gardjola' or lookout post, one of many found on the bastions and fortifications guarding Valletta, the Capital, Grand Harbour and the Three Cities.  Fort St Angelo, Vittoriosa is in the background.

SONY Alpha A300, SONY DT 18-70 - ISO100 - Aperture Priority - 20sec @ f/13

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3154/2882669903_79fe6689e4_o.jpg)



Title: Re: Challenge #19 - October 2008 - "Night Photography"
Post by: kered on October 16, 2008, 08:10:08 PM
Ok ere's 1st one scarborough harbour

(http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e250/lawrall/out%20and%20about%20A200/night-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Challenge #19 - October 2008 - "Night Photography"
Post by: Clive on October 17, 2008, 05:36:46 AM
Eclipse of moon--first half only...Feb 20, 2008. 500-mm mirror on A700. About 150 exposures. A few selected for multiple expose prints.

(http://photoshare.shaw.ca/image/2/d/8/63987/eclipse-0.jpg)
Title: Re: Challenge #19 - October 2008 - "Night Photography"
Post by: Clive on October 17, 2008, 05:54:30 AM
Lightning June 29, 2007

(http://photoshare.shaw.ca/image/2/d/8/63987/lightning1163b-0.jpg)
Title: Re: Challenge #19 - October 2008 - "Night Photography"
Post by: kered on October 18, 2008, 07:14:14 PM
a pano of scarborough 3 photos stiched

(http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e250/lawrall/out%20and%20about%20A200/nightPanorama1.jpg)
Title: Re: Challenge #19 - October 2008 - "Night Photography"
Post by: peterf on October 23, 2008, 01:37:55 AM
Small Town-Downtown at Night

(http://i440.photobucket.com/albums/qq128/peterf/DSC015884rs.jpg)

A700, Sigma 24-70 f2.8, f5.6, 2 sec, iso 200, wb tungsten
Title: Re: Challenge #19 - October 2008 - "Night Photography"
Post by: Clive on October 23, 2008, 03:10:00 AM
Catholic church, High River, Alberta. Street lighting. ISO 6400, CZ 1680, A700 hand held at a speed of 0.4 seconds.

(http://photoshare.shaw.ca/image/2/d/8/63987/church3811-0.jpg)
Title: Re: Challenge #19 - October 2008 - "Night Photography"
Post by: dominicall on October 23, 2008, 07:09:41 AM
London Eye from Embankment

(http://www.allkins.com/forumpics/londoneye_framed.jpg)

EXIF: A700, CZ16-80m @ 20mm, ISO100, Manual Exposure, 181secs @ f8, Cokin ND8 filter
Title: Re: Challenge #19 - October 2008 - "Night Photography"
Post by: dominicall on October 23, 2008, 07:23:11 AM
London - City Skyline and South Bank

(http://www.allkins.com/forumpics/Londonskyline_framed.jpg)

EXIF: A700, CZ16-80mm @ 40mm, ISO100, 15 seconds, f8
Title: Re: Challenge #19 - October 2008 - "Night Photography"
Post by: doc on October 23, 2008, 04:40:31 PM
Lets have a go!


(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3207/2966428831_2cfc5d467c_o.jpg)






(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3049/2966428827_21614a913f_o.jpg)









(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3202/2966428823_bf8454eb5d_o.jpg)



Title: Re: Challenge #19 - October 2008 - "Night Photography"
Post by: Numpty on October 23, 2008, 07:48:31 PM
(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f235/Benny_The_Bream/DSC03752-1.jpg)
18mm
64 sec
f/4.5
Iso100
Title: Re: Challenge #19 - October 2008 - "Night Photography"
Post by: Numpty on October 23, 2008, 08:04:20 PM
(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f235/Benny_The_Bream/DSC03732-1.jpg)
60mm
4sec
f/4.5
Iso400
Title: Re: Challenge #19 - October 2008 - "Night Photography"
Post by: Numpty on October 23, 2008, 08:06:11 PM
(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f235/Benny_The_Bream/DSC03509-6-1.jpg)
110mm
10sec
f/9
Iso100
Title: Re: Challenge #19 - October 2008 - "Night Photography"
Post by: Numpty on October 23, 2008, 08:08:09 PM
(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f235/Benny_The_Bream/DSC03602.jpg)
300mm
0.002sec
f/7.1
Iso100
exp-1.00
Title: Re: Challenge #19 - October 2008 - "Night Photography"
Post by: Simon [aka springtide] on October 24, 2008, 11:55:42 AM
Here goes...

1.  Nightshot SS Great Britain, Bristol, UK (20080814-_DSC1720)
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3168/2765938228_f9d0f78e0c.jpg)
LARGE@ http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3168/2765938228_f9d0f78e0c_b.jpg
Camera: Sony DSLR-A700
Exposure: 30 sec
Aperture: f/16
Focal Length: 30 mm
ISO Speed: 200

2. Stokes Croft, Bristol (20080604-_DSC0279_PS+LR300)
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3179/2555012111_7b8c5caf0b.jpg)
LARGE@ http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3179/2555012111_7b8c5caf0b_b.jpg
Camera: Sony DSLR-A700
Exposure: 8 sec
Aperture: f/16
Focal Length: 17 mm
ISO Speed: 200


3. Pulteney Bridge Bath (PICT1589)
(http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1341/1315147947_40f241ec2a.jpg)
LARGE@ http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1341/1315147947_40f241ec2a_b.jpg
Camera: Konica Minolta MAXXUM 7D
Exposure: 15 sec (15)
Aperture: f/9.5
Focal Length: 11 mm
ISO Speed: 100


4. Ford Mustang
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3248/2979667818_4fc6667309.jpg)
LARGE@ http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3248/2979667818_4fc6667309_b.jpg
Camera: Sony DSLR-A700
Exposure: 4 sec (4) + Strobes x2
Aperture: f/8
Focal Length: 17 mm
ISO Speed: 200
Title: Re: Challenge #19 - October 2008 - "Night Photography"
Post by: dominicall on October 25, 2008, 12:53:21 AM
Stars... what more is there??

(http://www.allkins.com/forumpics/stars.jpg)
EXIF: A700, Sigma 10-20mm EX @ 12mm, ISO100, f8, 1513 seconds (25mins 13secs)
Title: Re: Challenge #19 - October 2008 - "Night Photography"
Post by: tpe on October 25, 2008, 11:35:08 PM
(http://www.scientificillustration.net/_temp/night_01.jpg)

A700 1s ISO200 F22, 17-30 sigma

Sorry my host is up to its old tricks, if the picture does not show please refresh with F5

tim
Title: Re: Challenge #19 - October 2008 - "Night Photography"
Post by: wildieswife on October 26, 2008, 05:11:25 PM
Night driving on the Southport bypass

(http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h238/curioskit10/nightdrive-1.jpg)

A700
Minolta  28/80mm
Aperture priority
F5.6
Iso800
Focal length 80mm

Oh - and through the windscreen!!
Title: Re: Challenge #19 - October 2008 - "Night Photography"
Post by: Gavin on October 27, 2008, 04:26:11 PM
My Four..

(http://farm1.static.flickr.com/52/106686157_b3b41109e9.jpg?v=0)

Looking down the Jin Mao tower in Shanghai.  OK, so it's inside and could be anytime, but you'll have to take my word it was night.  Liked the pattens of the levels.

Old KM A200 (The bridge camera not the Alpha)
.625 Second, F2.8, 28mm in 35mm lens terms, no flash.

(http://farm1.static.flickr.com/41/106685927_3f5c9b6e26.jpg?v=0)
Death Valley Sunset

Epson 3000Z
Sorry no Exif data to hand

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3188/2978779210_ed83f2d469.jpg?v=0)
Disney Fireworks (California I think)
Old KM A200 (The bridge camera not the Alpha)
2 Second, F5, 34mm in 35mm lens terms, no flash.

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3021/2978407961_94480807ab.jpg?v=0)
Chappel Beer Festival 2008, portrays some of the atmosphere of the place.
Finally a shot with my Alpha 100  :)
.4 sec, F4.5 28mm  and no flash.
Title: Re: Challenge #19 - October 2008 - "Night Photography"
Post by: Fud on October 28, 2008, 08:52:29 PM
My last three entries
Traffic by the Ritz
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3237/2981640223_b9c07b9632_o.jpg)

Eros at Night
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3008/2981640341_31aab654f3_o.jpg)

The LLoyds Building
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3050/2982496450_4419772a6f_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Challenge #19 - October 2008 - "Night Photography"
Post by: Clive on October 29, 2008, 01:36:39 AM
A moment in time. Train station somewhere in Inner Mongolia at about 3 AM, April 28, 2004. Nikon Coolpix at ISO 800. 
(http://photoshare.shaw.ca/image/2/d/8/63987/imarnite9899-0.jpg)
Title: Re: Challenge #19 - October 2008 - "Night Photography"
Post by: peterf on October 30, 2008, 12:17:39 AM
New Town Fountain James City County, VA
Sony A700, Sigma 24-70f2.8 @ 30mm, f13, 6 Sec, ISO 100

(http://i440.photobucket.com/albums/qq128/peterf/DSC02399rs.jpg)
Title: Re: Challenge #19 - October 2008 - "Night Photography"
Post by: Stef. on November 01, 2008, 05:26:12 AM
O.K. everybody- well done!!!
Challenge is now closed and finalists will be announced shortly!
Stef. :P