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    Opera House - Vivid

    Hi all - I took this last year with my Fuji S100FS - Shutter speed 4,av 5.6, ISO 400 - a ferry went past at the time of shooting creating the effect. Would be interested to get feedback on the best settings if I was to try a similar shot with my 650D
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    Wow, I've never seen the sydney opera house with such vibrant colors. That looks really nice, and doesn't at all look like it has been overprocessed, although the colors there obviously was a lot of processing done to bring out those colors. I also like the way the water slightly sparkles.

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    Thanks Mrme, there was no processing with this, Vivid is a light show they have every year and the Opera House and the circular quay is lit out over a few weeks, I have a lot of similar shots to this with the Opera House constantly changing colors, they are all quite spectacular
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    Wow that must be an amazing light show to produce such vivid colors in a photo.

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    Yes mate worth seeing if you are ever in Sydney late May / early June, will post another pic or 2 so you can see the changes, the one I'm attaching now is just from my facebook files, will post another when home
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    Super color, great shot I wish i could be there... nice job
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    Re: Opera House - Vivid

    I love the colors in the second. Though it seems softer than the first. What a great place to shoot and you certainly did well to catch this event.

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    Re: Opera House - Vivid

    By checking the EXIF data which came with your posting I can tell you you used a 4 second exposure and f/5.6 with 400 ISO. as perhaps you already knew ahead of me
    You could duplicate those setting with your 650D in Manual mode. I suspect the camera choose 400 ISO becuase of the large amount of black sky in the composition and it would be worth lowering to 100 ISO for a longer exposure. You do not normally need to have a high ISO when the main point of the picture is a light source. If the camera says this is wrong and wants you to give more exposure tell it you know better and it is wrong becuase it is mis-judging due to the large amount of black in frame. It does depend on what metering method you are using.

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    Re: Opera House - Vivid

    I think I may have set that Iso although I took a lot of shots that night and did change a few times, I wouldn't have thought to lower to lower ISO so will try that next time, I also used 10sec self timer for all the shots I took that night, thnx for the tip

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    Re: Opera House - Vivid

    Another pic from the same night - shutter speed. 4, av 7.1, iso 400,c & c welcome

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    Gee, the people have not moved in 4 seconds! - must be Australians!

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    ha ha Ken, actually they are NZ TOURISTS! LOL

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