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batmura

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To long expose or not to long expose
« on: August 04, 2013, 04:53:35 PM »

Comments welcome.

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Sile, Istanbul (4) by batmura, on Flickr

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Sile, Istanbul (3) by batmura, on Flickr
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Dahlmann

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Re: To long expose or not to long expose
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2013, 08:34:22 PM »

easy as a pancake
Number 1

Number 2 has wrong white balance (if you ask me) and the clouds doesn't look good.

And overall lift the shadows a bit...


Cheers Daniel

Andrew Makiejewski

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Re: To long expose or not to long expose
« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2013, 10:08:33 PM »

Not all scenes work with long exposure.

The overall colour and water look better in image#2. Because of the bright sun showing, a fair bit of blow out is visible. Movement or cloud direction can also make or break an image. Keep experimenting.

Andrew
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kikashi

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Re: To long expose or not to long expose
« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2013, 03:39:52 AM »

I prefer the colour of the long exposure but the drama of the sky is gone, and that's a shame. I agree with Dahlmann about the shadows, too.

Long exposures work very well sometimes, but I don't think this is one of those times.

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Re: To long expose or not to long expose
« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2013, 03:46:14 AM »

I much prefer the colour in number #1, however I am a fan of long exposures. What was the exposure time in number#2 ? If you have the time then you should take several shots at different timings and don't be tempted to always use the bulb mode. If you do then you then you will get less images and longer isn't always "best". Experiment and use your judgement afterwards. Sometimes taking two images - one as was for the sky and a long exposure for the water  - and combining them works. Don't be put off by some who think they aren't "real" because it is photographic art you are dabbling in. :)
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