night shots

Ever since I got the camera, I’ve enjoyed taking night photos. I don’t do it all that often, but last night I went out and took a few of Saint John. Wanted to see if I could achieve that ‘starry’ effect of the lights … and I did, up to a point. Not at all as I’ve seen it in other photos, perhaps I was too far away, I don’t know. Here’s a little sample, anyway πŸ™‚

UPDATE: After I’d posted this, I made another experiment here, with a candle and now the starry effect became a little more prominent …

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19 Replies to “night shots”

  1. Oooh, these are great. The one in the middle is awesome with the church steeple highlighted in the background, and you have even captured the light trails of cars moving – something I haven’t been able to do yet and not for the lack of trying!

    1. a good tripod and very long exposure … I used f22 here, ISO 100 ..

      Thank you, Barb! I’ll practice a lot more … maybe I’ll be able to get them like in the link in the post πŸ™‚

  2. Fabulous. Meant to tell you that I’d seen them (the night pics) on Flickr last night (but got distracted and there it sits, still forlornly waiting to be sent, on the computer screen… ):
    Also meant to ask: is that misty effect coming from the smokestacks? VERY cool Bekah!! It seems the less “modern” the light source, the more “starry” the effect, hey?

    1. Hey Deb, and thanks! πŸ™‚
      Yes, those particular smokestacks are at the pulpmill. The smoke around the Cathedral, that’s from the refinery, methinks. I totally love that effect of smoke with long exposure πŸ™‚

  3. great night shots and thanks for the mention! I think you did a great job and that the star effect is clearly present. As you say, you’re far away, so the stars are smaller, but they’re there. We also have a different lenses. I have 8 curvature blades in my lens, while you have 14 in yours, so our stars will look different.

    1. Thanks … yes, I realized the thing about the blades.
      They came out a little bit better with the candle. I shot that with the 50mm.

    1. Thanks! Yes, they came out nice. Hope you checked out the link … there you can see what they really can be like!

      I saw your result in FB, and it was so nice!

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