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    Industrialised Nation

    I actually shot this 3 to 4 years ago, but didn't process it at the time. Funny how we can some times spot the potential in an image years later as our "eye" changes.

    Industrialised Nation

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    Trademark stuff.

    Just what the 'B' setting on the shutter was invented for.

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    Looks more like "Alien Nation"

    Great shot.

    One thing I have never managed to understand about long exposures is just how long should be the exposure for a given shot. How does one determine that?

    Yours is 119 secs -- why? how did you come up with that number?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Donald View Post
    Trademark stuff.

    Just what the 'B' setting on the shutter was invented for.
    Thanks Donald

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobobird View Post
    Looks more like "Alien Nation"

    Great shot.

    One thing I have never managed to understand about long exposures is just how long should be the exposure for a given shot. How does one determine that?

    Yours is 119 secs -- why? how did you come up with that number?
    Thanks Bobo,

    118 seconds was too short, and 120 too long, so I split the difference.

    Just kidding It was actually a 2 minute exposure, but for anything over 30 seconds I have to use the Canon TC80-N3 counter/timer - and when I do that, the camera often gets the time wrong in the exit data by a second or two.

    Usually the time is dictated to me by other factors like "how much smoothing of water do I want" and "what does the aperture need to be"; in this case I wanted the narrow aperture for the star effects - and I wanted smooth water for the effect it had on the water and steam ... so 2 minutes was what was needed to get a correct exposure.

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    Thanks Colin. That is what I thought until seeing such a precise 119 and got me ruffled.

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    Colin,

    Looking at your image I would really have guessed that your exposure was 117 seconds, so much for guesses

    Great shot. I like the panorama type cropping and the long reflections of the lights...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobobird View Post
    Thanks Colin. That is what I thought until seeing such a precise 119 and got me ruffled.
    Actually, I find it quite annoying ... I keep kicking myself for not adding a second onto the counter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rpcrowe View Post
    Colin,

    Looking at your image I would really have guessed that your exposure was 117 seconds, so much for guesses

    Great shot. I like the panorama type cropping and the long reflections of the lights...
    Thanks Richard,

    Once one goes beyond about 30 seconds then they won't see much difference in the water & steam, so any additional time is usually just for the benefit of the likes of clouds and/or stars etc.

    I had someone else text me to say that they really like that shot too; personally, I like it, but it's not one of my favourites -- perhaps I should do more greyscale images?

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    Nice work Colin. I love the movement in a mostly static scene.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeeperman View Post
    Nice work Colin. I love the movement in a mostly static scene.
    Thanks Paul

    I should have a look through my collection of un-processed images to see how many other nugetts are hiding in there!

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