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so i was checking my yahoo mail when i saw this article about some "day at night" photos.

dont know if this is the right spot, move if need be.
definitely makes me want to pick up photography but it seems like a very expensive hobby to balance between school and my other hobbies.

http://gizmodo.com/5742383/175-photo...taken-at-night
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This is definitely cool stuff.

Just a word to the wise though, this type of photography requires a tripod. You're going to need very long exposure times and handheld photography will only give you blurry images.

But hey, if you're interesting, photography is a very rewarding hobby IMO. Since I got into it last year I've gradually gotten less and less interested in PCs. It's a great thing being able to take a great photo and having the satisfaction of "I did this myself".
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I've done it before, it's fun.



Midnight.

I find I get better results with film. Just estimate what the reciprocity failure will be and bracket it. And of course color correct the color shift (when I expose to the point where that occurs) if I scan it.
Edited by Marin - 1/28/11 at 6:47pm
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Uh, anyone care to explain how one can achieve this? I've done long exposures at night before but non of my pics came out like this... or should I say, not as nice.
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Awesome pics! Thanks for the link.

Worthy of a Rep +.
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Uh, anyone care to explain how one can achieve this? I've done long exposures at night before but non of my pics came out like this... or should I say, not as nice.
Weather and lighting conditions must be ideal for it.

I managed to do this on a full moon and some fog.
    
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awesome shots. makes me want to give that a try.
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Uh, anyone care to explain how one can achieve this? I've done long exposures at night before but non of my pics came out like this... or should I say, not as nice.
there still has to be sunlight in the sky... most of those pictures are not taken when there is no sunlight....

most likely they were taken very early in the morning before the actual sunrise... or right after sunset...

well you could even set the camera to bulb... take the shot at sunset and let the exposure ride into the night... you can tell some of the photos has done this because of the star streaks..

either way photography is much fun... give it a go

i'm sure there are other methods... but someone needs to share exactly how it's done.. i've only tried the early morning and right after sunset method
Edited by 808MP5 - 1/30/11 at 8:12pm
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All you need is light pollution. Simple.
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