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♥ ♥ Osho Angel ♥ ♥ on March 23, 2012


Barbara Gałczyńska on March 23, 2012

piękna kolorystyka.., dobra fota!..,, pozdr

Shaun Thomason on March 23, 2012

Thanks to...
JO Cervantes D
♥♥ Osho Melek ♥♥
Barbara G
for your likes + visits + YSs + comments
Best Regards

Jim Evans (AXOTA) on March 24, 2012

Greetings Shaun :) First, many thanks for your recent visit to my Abbey photo and for your thoughtful comments too!

Night photography is one of my favourite pastimes and I extract more pleasure from this than I do from bright sunshine and good light..Perhaps it is simply the challenge of capturing something that otherwise would not draw the slightest attention in broad daylight..I know very little about photography and I learn from experience so when I returned to SLR photography about two years ago, following a gap of some twenty years, I had to re-trace my steps with regard to manual settings..I found no better way of achieving my goal than doing night photography..Now virtually all my photos, regardless of light conditions, are taken with manual settings..

As for this fine photo, you composed it well. However, I noticed a certain graininess (noise) which surprised me, since I know that Nikon cameras do perform exceptional well in low light conditions..On checking the extra info here, I realised why this is so..The biggest enemy to your image sensor is setting the ISO value too high, in this case it is 500..The aperture stop of f/9 is probably too small and your exposure time of 0.001 second is far too short..Better results would have been obtained with an ISO value of 100 with an aperture of f/6.7 and an exposure time of between 1 and three seconds..My tip would be to practice different settings in varying levels of light within your own house but keep your ISO value as low as possible for grain free images..You will be surprised at how easy it is to produce grain free shots using manual settings!

I hope you don't mind me being constructive in my criticism...I see little point in saying "nice shot" and other meaningless comment..

Kind regards!


Shaun Thomason on March 24, 2012

Hi Jim. Thanks for the comment. I am still learning the relationship between the ISO/aperture/exposure but I can not shoot 1-3 second exposures without a tripod so I have been compensating by adjusting the aperture and ISO. I am currently reading Understanding Exposures by Bryan Peterson and looking for what sort of tripod to buy as I am beginning to do a lot more night photography. Thanks for the tip!

Jim Evans (AXOTA) on March 24, 2012

Of course Shaun, a tripod is essential to avoid camera shake, I use one with a quick release function.

A hinged base plate, giving 90 degrees tilt of the camera to permit portrait type photos is desirable and a decent spirit level is a useful feature too. Tip..get the best you can afford but don't go for massive weight. Your camera + spare batteries, add in a couple of lens's plus tripod, and all this will be surprisingly heavy.



Marco Balsinha on March 25, 2012

Boa panoramica, gostei, cumprimentos de Portugal

Tom Sellek on March 26, 2012

What a great moment you captured here **Shaun Thomason! This is very nice photo,like.

Ciao tom

Ruud Jakobs on March 27, 2012

Beautiful sunset capture Like.

Kind regards, from the Netherlands, Ruud

Shaun Thomason on March 29, 2012

Thanks to...
tom sellek
Ruud Jakobs
for your likes + visits + comments
Best Regards

Premysl on April 8, 2012

LIKE Přemysl

Shaun Thomason on April 9, 2012

Thanks Premysl!

angelofruhr on April 9, 2012

What a fantastic light! Great mood!

like it much.

Greetings, Angelika

Nikean on April 10, 2012


Shaun Thomason on April 13, 2012

Many thanks...
for the likes + visits + comments
Best Regards

Adem Dogan on May 7, 2012

Hello Shaun, I like this Very Charming Sunset Picture with this Stunning Panoramic View!!


Kind Regards, Adem Dogan

Henk Bouwers on May 12, 2012

LIKE, gr Henk

cindy555 on May 22, 2012

wonderful sunset,



Shaun Thomason on June 26, 2012

Many thanks...
Adem Dogan
Henk Bouwers
for the likes + visits + comments
Best Regards

Carlo Caserta on June 9, 2013


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Photo details

  • Uploaded on March 21, 2012
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Shaun Thomason
    • Camera: NIKON D5100
    • Taken on 2012/03/20 19:24:49
    • Exposure: 0.001s
    • Focal Length: 18.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/9.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO500