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Quiet Night by the Pool

Discussion in 'Night, InfraRed, and UltraViolet Photography' started by cotdt, Jul 23, 2007.

  1. cotdt


    Jul 14, 2007
    Bay Area, USA
    Nikkor 35/2 at f/2, handheld at 1/2 sec:


    My night time handheld shots are becoming more steady. Now I'm aiming for 2 sec. handheld shots.
  2. cotdt


    Jul 14, 2007
    Bay Area, USA
    I found a ray of light:

  3. BigPixel

    BigPixel Guest

    I'm sorry to be such a wet blanket, but why is this handheld approach such a joy for you? These images are not sharp. All of them would benefit from using a tripod at those shutter speeds. Even then, dicey..
  4. sometimes a tripod is not always convenient, mike. i can shoot handheld at 1/2 at about a 50% sharp ratio. 2 sec would be impressive...
  5. thrdprophet


    May 13, 2007
    Modesto, CA
  6. Sometimes we are forced to take a long exposure shot and do not have a tripod handy. When I am faced with that I look for a brace such as a tree, wall, chair, etc. I agree with Mike, there is nothing to be gained in hand holding a shot that cries out for a tripod. I find your second shot quite interesting.
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