The Dancing House at Dusk - Prague, Czech Republic

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Amelia Royan on November 2, 2010

Yes - it is distinctly dancing a mixture of The Twist and a 1920s Charleston ;))

Nice longer exposure here. I fail with these really, and need to learn to use the correct exposure, and hold the camera steady :))

Groetjes, Amelia

T NL on November 4, 2010

Hi Amelia, you might be absolutely right there! :)

Thanks for the compliment on the longer exposure. I'm sure you can do those as well! Of course the main issue is to keep your camera steady at the relatively long exposure times. For true night photography you'll definitely need a tripod (or at least something rigid to rest your camera on), but for these 'blue hour' shots hand-held should be doable as well. Of course they will be prettier when using a tripod, but I can imagine that you don't want to carry one of those all day. :)

Then to make sure I'll end up with at least one acceptable shot, I always take at least 5 or more shots so that at least one of those is reasonably sharp. :)

Furthermore you should not zoom in too much (or preferably not at all), because that exaggerates little camera movements and typically also the low-light capabilities of your lens reduce while zooming in. And of course turn the flash off. For the exposure itself you can just let your camera do the work for you, your D40 is pretty good at that anyway. Well, that's about it. :) Just try it and I'm sure you'll end up with some really cool photographs! :)

Cheers, Tomas

wambam23 on November 25, 2010

Great shot of this funky building Tomas.

The headlights of the red car are super also.

Cheers, Adam

T NL on November 25, 2010

Thanks a lot for the kind comment Adam, very much appreciated indeed!

Cheers, Tomas

abraxas_aut on February 13, 2011

Great shot of a great house! Greetings

T NL on February 15, 2011

Thanks a lot abraxas_aut! I just started uploading some more shots from Prague.

Cheers, Tomas

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on October 22, 2010
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by T NL
    • Camera: Panasonic DMC-FX500
    • Exposure: 0.125s (1/8)
    • Focal Length: 4.40mm
    • F/Stop: f/2.828
    • ISO Speed: ISO400
    • Exposure Bias: -0.33 EV
    • No flash