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Night shots - First step from a novice :(
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December 7, 2013
11:19 am
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Hello everyone

I took these 3 photos as it is my first step in night photography. I am using a Nikon D3200 with 18-55mm lens. The settings are as follows – F5, 1/30 Sec. , ISO 3200, AWB set to Tungsten all in Manual Mode.
I know I have a long way ahead to learn and I feel that the best way to do so, is to share and get your comments/critics. Critics are always constructive and a great way to learn from our own mistakes. I took those photos in RAW and then converted/resized. I did not want to clutter the site.

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Rachid

 

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December 7, 2013
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These are really nice.
The first and last beautifully depict the unusual architectural design of this building.
The second photo, I  believe, could be improved by lightening shadows just a bit to reveal the church.
I would also crop the left side of the image to eliminate the superfluous tree and fence.

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December 7, 2013
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Great shots Rachid! Do you have a tripod and a remote release? By stopping down to a
lower ISO and increasing your f stop and time you can get some really amazing results.
These are pretty amazing for ISO 3200 but you should try a longer exposure with a lower
ISO to see what happens. Hope to see lots more pics from you.
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December 9, 2013
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I agree, some great shots… also agree with Mandrake that the second could be improved my cropping some on the left side and maybe even straightening it a little.

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