Good subject shame about the blur

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Comments (7)

Kenny Wharton on November 27, 2010

Too windy a night, well thats my excuse. Electric wires across the shot dont help - yep I am a novice!!! Yes Si I need more practice.

david g Johnson on November 27, 2010

Yeah Kenny....not as crisp as your previous shot.but rather than camera movement....Could it be the very high ISO. of 3200, on this one ? Your 'Chemical plant' is showing a wider aperture but with an ISO of only 400..just a thought..DJ..

Kenny Wharton on November 27, 2010

Hi David, Thats camera on full auto for you!

Si Mulgrave on November 28, 2010

I totally agree with David, that your ISO is too high. My first attempts at night photography around Staithes, you may remember my street shot. It was good, and got good compliments, too. However, I wasn't happy due to the grain. The ISO was set on four hundred! I went back and got my street view again (t'is in my gallery), and used the lowest ISO that I can obtain. That is 160. But it resulted in the much crisper image, one that I could be happy with. I'm not sure how your camera sets up. But I urge you to come off auto for night shots. I used S which is for Shutter Priority. That dictates how long the lens is open for. Take your first snap doing the same. If it's too dark turn the dial for a longer exposure. If it's to light, turn the other way. More fun can be had when you use full Manual. You not only set your speed, but you set how open you want your aperture. A higher f/stop number will result in the star burst lights as the light reflects of the blades of your aperture.

The best I can suggest is to be prepared to spend ten minutes in one location going through the settings one by one as you snap.

But to be totally fair, and honest, Kenny, this shot is brilliant. The foreground fence or grass, whatever it is, it does spoil. But I think it could easily be fixed in a wee while on the computer.

Theolfa on November 30, 2010

It makes a great subject, Kenny, and I don't understand the technogab, but I'd be very proud if I took this photo :D Theolfa

Georgy K on November 30, 2010

Very beautiful view! LIKE!

Greetings, Georgy

Neil Grimwood on December 1, 2010

This isn't all that bad you know Kenny,especially on full auto,and the smoke is on the move.I've only done night shots once and had a bit of a struggle(Salburn Tramway) i took about a dozen shots at various slow speeds and couldn't understand why the breakers were blurred.then i realised i needed to freeze them,i upped the shutter speed and got a decent result.I had remembered to use manual,i think Si advised me on that a while ago,thanks to him for the above info too.

All the best from this novice...Neil.

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Photo taken in Saltburn, Marske and New Marske, Redcar and Cleveland, UK

Photo details

  • Uploaded on November 27, 2010
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    by Kenny Wharton
    • Camera: Canon EOS 550D
    • Taken on 2010/11/23 21:26:23
    • Exposure: 0.500s (1/2)
    • Focal Length: 163.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.600
    • ISO Speed: ISO3200
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash