Brisbane from Kangaroo Point

15 second exposure, probably just a tad too long as the building lights are blown out more than they should be, but I did manage to get some nice sky colouring before it got too dark.

According to Scout, this picture made Explore on Sept 18th at #339.

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View all photos taken: Sunday, 17th September 2006, This photo: 6:23pm

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  • AlexandraPhotos said:
    I love it. Beautifully captured. I haven't tried night shots, but this one inspires me to give it a go
    Seen in my contacts' photos. (?)
  • David de Groot said:
    It really is a lot of fun Alexandra. The trick is timing, to get the lovely blue tones in the sky you have to shoot just after sunset but before it gets too dark. We've got about a 15 min window in Brisbane.

    John (cindytoo) gave me some excellent tips, such as on my camera manually set to f/8 and go for about a 10 sec exposure (+-4 secs) at ISO 100. On your camera you probably want to try f/20 or so at 15 secs.
  • Clearskies Images said:
    Ah the magic hour.
  • cindytoo said:
    Not sure where you went wong David.
    Looks like a bit late for twilight.
    Reflections were dull. Friday night is best as most lights are on. Saturday/Sunday most are off.
    For my 10D with 17-40mm, I feel sertting would have been
    F18 and 15 to 25 seconds. A little later, maybe Bulb.
  • David de Groot said:
    Yes, it probably was a bit late, this is the second last shot I took and I thought at the time it might have been getting a little late.

    Mind you, I've noticed that these shots look vastly different on different monitors. I've got both my iBook and CRT monitors nicely calibrated but my work laptop can't be calibrated and the image looks considerably darker. I use the image on this thread for calibration.
  • Maki_C30D said:
    wow!! amazing night shot!!! well captured!
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks again Maria :)

    I plan to eventually get some time to go out and try again. It's not always particularly convenient to head out at just the right time (and the window of opportunity is really quite short).
  • The Central Scrutiniser said:
    there's a possible flickr meet right there david.

    friday night at roo point for a photo session then down to the pub for a drink or three.

    i was at roo point last night myself. just called by. only had a point and shoot and haven't even looked at the photos yet. thought i'd like to go back there with my rollieiflex next friday or saturday.

    i'll post this to the meetup group and see if we get sione takers.
  • David de Groot said:
    That would be neat Greg. The view isn't quite as good there as some other places, but there is a pub nearby ;)

    With luck, my new wide angle lens should be in by then too.
  • chooks! said:
    David,that is a very good dusk photo of the city considering you were just using a point/shoot.I went to Kangaroo point at nightfall with my Fujifilm S5800,what i did not know is i should of had turned the F mode up and set it to a ten second timer sitting on the tripod.Is that what you did here?
  • David de Groot said:
    Yeah long time ago this one...Shot at f/8 for 15 seconds.
  • headspacej said:
    Hey, we've got a contest going in the S2 IS group with the theme CITYSCAPE. This would be a great fit if you'd consider entering. Thanks!