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November Nocturne Closing Thoughts

Discussion in 'Image Quest' started by TheRubySusan, Nov 30, 2013.

  1. TheRubySusan

    TheRubySusan SC Top Veteran

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    Sep 2, 2013
    Henry, IL
    Ruby
    First, I'd like to thank Bill (I still have to look up people's names, Lightmancer!) for suggesting this challenge. It was a challenge indeed, and even if I stretched its boundaries and outright cheated a few times, I learned a lot from it.

    Second, thanks to everyone who participated, regularly or as the spirit moved them! The thread was a treat every day, and between my handful of shots I was pleased with and the inspiration of the fine work others posted, I'll never again automatically put my camera away at sundown!

    I'd be happy to see a nocturne or maybe a topsy-turvy day (an hour before sunrise, through the night, to an hour after dawn) challenge reappear. But in in a month when it's not so darn cold, and the sun sets when you're doing the washing-up (which you can put off) and not preparing and eating dinner!
     
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  2. wt21

    wt21 SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 15, 2010
    Agreed!
     
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  3. donlaw

    donlaw SC All-Pro

    Sep 14, 2012
    Texas
    Don
    Good, idea. Maybe July nocturne would be better next time.
     
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  4. MiguelATF

    MiguelATF SC Top Veteran

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    Aug 27, 2013
    Talent, Oregon (far from the madding crowd)
    Miguel Tejada-Flores
    I think in honor of November Nocturnes, it would be appropriate to listen to a piano 'Nocturne' by the composer who, in my limited understanding of some classical music, has a number of very well known (and appreciated) Nocturnes....Frederic Chopin. So with no further ado, cheers & thanks to Lightmancer aka Bill....and happy Nocturnal Nocturning to all.
     
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  5. drd1135

    drd1135 SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Steve
    It was definitely a learning experience for me and the most photo-fun I've had in a while. I used my opportunities in town to take a set of shots, and figured out what makes my cameras work in very low light, e.g., underexposing. It really helped me when I went to Disney this year, especially since my EM5 was in the shop and I finally had to figure out the EOS M. This was a great example of composition by exposure, where you could use the darkness and light to make things appear and disappear. That had never really dawned on me before, so I'm pleased to have acquired a new perspective.
     
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  6. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey SC Hall of Famer

    Jun 20, 2012
    Cambridge, MA
    Kyle
    I was on vacation for the last week+, but I took a few good night shots and I'm gonna dump 'em here.

    View from our friends' place, 15 floors up in downtown St Louis:
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    STL Botanical Gardens Christmas Lights at night:
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    Downtown STL
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    Downtown Indianapolis
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  7. TheRubySusan

    TheRubySusan SC Top Veteran

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    Sep 2, 2013
    Henry, IL
    Ruby
    Oh, oh, oh! I feel like the gerbil looking at the ferris wheel! I LOVE Saint Louis, I LOVE its botanical garden (Shaw's Garden to us old timers!) , and I've NEVER seen either lit up like this - I've almost always made day trips from Carbondale! KillRamsey, thank you so much for sharing these beautiful photos!