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Thursday, February 5, 2009

Night Photography

I know that this is not a wow shot. In fact, I wouldn't even lump it in with the shots of mine that I consider 'good.' However, it is my first attempt at a night exposure when I had somewhat of an idea of what I was doing. I was going to do a shot in manual mode, but my remote seems to need a battery. So I did it in aperture mode and let the camera choose the shutter speed (of course, I had to touch the camera). I hope to do some more of these as soon as I get a battery for my remote and hopefully get some really cool stuff.

Oh, does anyone know what the bright white star in the center is? It was in the western sky.

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Alvis said...

Nikon D40, Aperture: F22, Focal: 31mm, Exposure: 30 sec, 200 ISO, No flash, white balance: manual

KathyUSA said...

Neat shot. I've been looking to buy a new camera but don't have big bucks. Do you like your D40?

I've tagged you for 6 random things on my site.

Alvis said...

Kathy, I love my D40. Although it has been succeeded(?) by the D40X and the D60 I would still choose it today. For one thing, it coast less than the D60. Also, Ritz Camera Online did have a deal where you could buy a D40 with the kit lens (18-55) and also get an 55-200. I think the price was $500 or $600. You check and see if they still have it.

Alvis said...

It also 'cost' less.

Kathy said...

Thanks for the camera info. I can't wait to get one. The snap-shot is driving me crazy.

Jazemaze said...

I think its cool.. Not everyone can capture night shots like you do..