10.25.2010

day 299: night photography

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f/14
SS 6 seconds
ISO 200

Photographer's tip: Did you notice the starbursts in the headlights of the cars? You have to use small aperture (large number) to achieve this. My smallest aperture on the lens I was using was f/22, so that would have be ideal. That would also result in a longer exposure, so it's a trade-off. If you used an aperture of f/2.8 for example, you would not get the starbursts. You'd just get a big spot of light. Cool, huh?

21 comments:

Jhen.Stark said...

Very cool!!! Is this with your new lens? I love your photographs! They were always good, but my goodness, they are getting even better. This could very easily be a picture I saw in my magazine!

Thanks for the tip about the starbursts. I'm going to have to give it a try!

Traci said...

Okay, will have to try this...need to suck it up and haul out the tripod. :)

happy me said...

Crazy-cool Karli! I <3 these posts where you share your settings and photographer's tip.


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Mom of M&Ms said...

You are Awesome!!!!! now put down the camera and go read all of my posts that you have missed.. I think you need to go clear back to Thursday... I need those comments or I will cry.. and maybe even stop blogging.... Sursly??? I rely on you way too much.. so just for a few minutes will you please stop taking the most beautiful photos and read my crappy stuff????Will ya>???

Ya know I am kidding right???

Sheri said...

I love the starry headlights, I'll have to remember this!

Anna said...

Are you kidding me? You can do it all...this is beautiful, and the snaps of Collin and the Bball...they're all great. :)

Mandy said...

Lovely!!! I need to get myself a tripod. Can you believe I don't have one??

Ashley said...

Those starbursts are so awesome! I've never seen those before. I love how willing you are to teach and share info too. :)

Casey Martinez said...

Beautiful picture and love the lights!

Nat said...

very cool!! I have to try night time photography but I'm usually in my pj's, eating ice cream and vegging out in front of the TV. Thanks for the inspiration.

Natalie said...

Gorgeous! Really great shot!

Mindy Mc said...

the lovely starburst affect? that's how my eyes naturally see at night....(smirk, add sarcastic tone) it makes night driving really fun! (back to normal adult tone) But it is beautiful! And Christmas time is amazing with all the twinkling lights...I love seeing your photos friend!

Sarah Halstead said...

How neat. Thanks for sharing the tip.

Courtney said...

I have no idea where to begin!!! Loving all the shots - SO good. So creative! It's been way too long since I've been by but I swear, I'm gonna fix that. Too much inspiration here!

Tracy said...

LOVE night photos! downtown is such a neat spot any time of the day but definitely something special at night. :)

urban muser said...

really cool. i ventured out for a few night shots myself last night.

Adeena said...

That is so cool! :D

Filing that away for future reference. ;)

Ashley Sisk said...

Great photo and wonderful tip. I can also assume a tripod?

Susan said...

What a great challenge, to take night shots. I think I might try that too. You used a tripod for this right? Thanks for the tip. About the above post...yes, I have had too many of those kinds of days. I am trying to break a bad habit that God called me on, and so far so good. I keep telling myself, one obedient choice at a time. Good for you, making the right choice.

Audrey @ TheDailyWyatt.blogspot.com said...

I need to learn how to take night shots. I havent the slightest idea on how to do it yet. this makes me upper jealous. ugh... love the photo love it!

Angela said...

Amazing photo!!