Experiment at the Lighthouse

The top of the lighthouse was pretty much impossible to shoot at this time of the day, so I framed the shot to exclude it. This meant I could use a longer exposure to see the lighthouse, some stars, and play with blue glowsticks. I've pushed the exposure further in post, thus the added noise.

View all photos taken: Sunday, 22nd March 2009, This photo: 5:20am

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  • [ Kane ] said:
    Kidna cool Dave, a shame you can't get the top of the lighthouse...
  • David de Groot said:
    Yeah, damn bright light.
  • InterfacePublications said:
    Nice results there David, good experiment.
  • mitchell burns said:
    great shot... dosnt look like there is much noise, maby wen u se it biger .. is there anyway of stoping noise from lone exposures ?? cause iv seen some of garrys long exposure photos n there is hardly any noise...
  • David de Groot said:
    Could have been better - should have exposed longer to start with, and a TS-E lens would have helped too.
    Best way to avoid noise is to a) get the exposure right in camera, b) enable long-exposure noise reduction c) post process with noise-ninja or some other noise reduction software.
  • Garry' said:
    I like it even without the top, was a good experiment. Love the blue windows.....amazing what a long exposure does
    Seen on my Flickr home page. (?)
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Garry :) Those glowsticks were amazingly bright - good call on bringing them along.
  • HPVD Photos said:
    Experiment successful I thought, looks great.
  • [ Rodelicious ] said:
    love those lights glowing from the light house
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks :)
    I can't claim responsibility for the red ones, that was already there ;-)
  • apurdam (Andrew) said:
    Maybe you should have tried last night.
    They may have turned it off for Earth Hour.