Late Night ........oooooh....LIGHT!!

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by Petach, Oct 27, 2015.

  1. Petach

    Petach Hall of Famer

    Oct 22, 2011
    UK, Essex
    Peter Tachauer
    So, there I was, Maldon in Essex on the River Blackwater. It was gone 10pm, and raining. The river was a smear in the darkness. My 5d Mk3 with 17-40L was on its tripod facing out towards that smear.

    Click, the exposure started. I jumped out my skin when a voice behind me said "What yer doin?" I had not heard the body belonging to the voice creep up on me. "You'll see in 5 minutes" I said. "Ain't got that sort of patience" said the voice and he walked off with what looked like two red eyes and yellow fangs by his side. 'That's why I am a photographer and you aren't" I called out jokingly, "I heard him mutter something which ended in "........bollocks"

    Anyways, it never ceases to amaze me just how much light you can dig out of the darkness......if you have the patience to wait for the exposure (s).

    This one took 4 shots between 1 minute - 5 minutes at iso 100 f/8, and hdr'd with Nik software.

    22342780078_9c6c4b6d89_b.jpg Maldon, Essex at 10:05pm by Pete Tachauer, on Flickr

    These were shorter at iso 2000, f/8 and anything from 15s to 35s

    22541961881_89f379a8ac_b.jpg Maldon, Essex at 1030pm by Pete Tachauer, on Flickr

    21909915453_6ded9257de_b.jpg Maldon, Essex at 10:40pm by Pete Tachauer, on Flickr

    22343218410_de10c04343_b.jpg Maldon, Essex. The George Smee Smoking!! by Pete Tachauer, on Flickr

    The George Smee is a Thames Barge which has been lovingly restored by its owner for more years than I can remember. The tug is called "Brent" and is still.....after what seems a thousand years.....being restored.
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  2. Well sighted and shot
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  3. ReD

    ReD Hall of Famer

    Mar 27, 2013
    so what's the moony f8 rule then ?
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  4. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    makes me wish I weren't already in my pajamas and brushing my teeth at 10pm. Night time long exposures, FTW!
  5. Beautiful, well worth some waiting :)
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  6. Gorgeous stuff, Pete. I envy your gear and your patience :)
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  7. Jock Elliott

    Jock Elliott All-Pro

    Jan 3, 2012
    Troy, NY
    Lovely, just lovely.

    Cheers, Jock
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  8. Djarum

    Djarum All-Pro

    Jul 10, 2010
    Huntsville, AL
    Really nice.