Late Night ........oooooh....LIGHT!!

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by Petach, Oct 27, 2015.

  1. Petach

    Petach SC All-Pro

    Oct 22, 2011
    UK, Essex
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    Peter Tachauer
    So, there I was, Maldon in Essex on the River Blackwater. It was gone 10pm, and raining. The river was a smear in the darkness. My 5d Mk3 with 17-40L was on its tripod facing out towards that smear.

    Click, the exposure started. I jumped out my skin when a voice behind me said "What yer doin?" I had not heard the body belonging to the voice creep up on me. "You'll see in 5 minutes" I said. "Ain't got that sort of patience" said the voice and he walked off with what looked like two red eyes and yellow fangs by his side. 'That's why I am a photographer and you aren't" I called out jokingly, "I heard him mutter something which ended in "........bollocks"

    Anyways, it never ceases to amaze me just how much light you can dig out of the darkness......if you have the patience to wait for the exposure (s).

    This one took 4 shots between 1 minute - 5 minutes at iso 100 f/8, and hdr'd with Nik software.

    [​IMG]Maldon, Essex at 10:05pm by Pete Tachauer, on Flickr

    These were shorter at iso 2000, f/8 and anything from 15s to 35s

    [​IMG]Maldon, Essex at 1030pm by Pete Tachauer, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Maldon, Essex at 10:40pm by Pete Tachauer, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Maldon, Essex. The George Smee Smoking!! by Pete Tachauer, on Flickr

    The George Smee is a Thames Barge which has been lovingly restored by its owner for more years than I can remember. The tug is called "Brent" and is still.....after what seems a thousand years.....being restored.
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  2. Well sighted and shot
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  3. ReD

    ReD SC Hall of Famer

    Mar 27, 2013
    so what's the moony f8 rule then ?
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  4. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
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    makes me wish I weren't already in my pajamas and brushing my teeth at 10pm. Night time long exposures, FTW!
  5. pictogramax

    pictogramax SC Top Veteran

    Aug 18, 2011
    Belgrade, Serbia
    Beautiful, well worth some waiting :)
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  6. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
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    Gorgeous stuff, Pete. I envy your gear and your patience :)
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  7. Jock Elliott

    Jock Elliott SC All-Pro

    Jan 3, 2012
    Troy, NY
    Lovely, just lovely.

    Cheers, Jock
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  8. Djarum

    Djarum SC All-Pro

    Jul 10, 2010
    Huntsville, AL
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    Really nice.