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Great rosaline 2006-11-17 4:16

Hi Kath
I would love to see this shot at sunset with a long exposure using a tripod and a couple of filters. I'm sure you would deliver a cracker. So, here is a challenge. You can do a series of such low light shots by the seaside - Saltburn is it? One of your favourite haunts. And I've still yet to see a night series from you. You'll have to persuade your husband to escort you out for the blue hour!!
Seriously, a great shot and the soft light is nicely balanced and reflected off the rock face. Nice, crisp picture and vibrant colours.
Cheers
Aubrey

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Old 11-16-2006, 04:47 PM
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It would have been a challenge to take this with a tripod. It was only a small boat and going at great speed. As for night shots of Saltburn I did some over a year ago. They are on this page. Let me know what you think and maybe you can give me some tips for improvement. I've learned a lot since then though, taking in the blue hour being one thing.
Co-incidently I have a friend coming to stay next week. She is interested in having a go at some night photography, so weather permitting we will go on the beach then. I'm not sure if I will come up with anything different as there are quite a lot of similar shots on here from local members as you will see if you look at the general Saltburn pages. I will try and rise to your challenge and look for a different "angle". Any ideas?
Thanks.
Kath
Just thought of some questions. What WB is the best to use?
There's an amusement arcade that's very brightly lit. Would that be a case for the polariser?
K
Oh btw I've just joined the D200 club!!!
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Old 11-16-2006, 09:08 PM
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Hi Kath
Firstly, congratulations on your D200. It's a big beast so you will have to do a lot of shooting to get a handle of it. I'm sure you'll come up with some goodies.
I use white balance cloudy for almost all of my shots. The sunlight/daylight setting tends to have a cold, harsh look to it. If necessary you can use tungsten or florescent depending of what light source is dominant at the time. You will see the colours in the monitor and if you don't like them you can adjust the white balance quite easily. Cloudy is the best for me, though.

I think you should have a good look at the pictures on TE and try to avoid taking shots similar to those. Find an ususal part of the location and a lower angle too. Also, buildings and structures in the town should be interesting. Hopefully, you will get some good sunsets; which can be quite dramatic at this time of the year. If there are boats, rocks and structures on the beach which you can use to enhance the composition, all the better.

I've looked at your nightshots page and they are very good. With a years' extra experience under your belt you should produce some killers!!

Good luck.
Cheers
Aubrey
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Old 11-16-2006, 09:11 PM
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For the filters, I suggest using a ND to even out the light and a polarizer on top to give extra saturation. Photograph the arcade before it gets too dark. Arcades are murder to photograph, so start photographing them first, before the light goes.

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Old 11-17-2006, 01:21 AM
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Thanks for that Aubrey. The more I think about it I actually think that Saltburn is exhausted as a venue so maybe next week I won't come up with anything although that could be my challenge. Summer is the time for sunsets/rises as it uniquely rises and sets over the sea. At this time of year the sun is well inland when it rises and sets. It's not a rocky beach unfortunately as I like slow shutter on waves around rocks. If not next week I will go out somewhere soon for night shots.
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