The Story Bridge at Night

Taken from Kangaroo Point on the way home from the Brisbanites Flickr Meet at Dutton Park Cemetery.

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View all photos taken: Sunday, 17th September 2006, This photo: 6:14pm

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  • .steve.t said:
    Beautifully timed - I love how there's still blue in the sky, and how that works with the lights.
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Steve :) Of the three shots I took of the bridge this one turned out the best.

    You can't see them, but there were people doing a bridge climb tour at the time.
  • Clearskies Images said:
    This is very nice
  • cindytoo said:
    Photo is dark for a twilight plus the reflections from Brisbane are not there. Half the river should be a nice yellow and sky a brilliant blue.
    One Friday night we could meet and do the better spots.
    I think your camera starts at 28mm. You really need to start at 17mm to get a wider angle.
  • David de Groot said:
    Well it was a spur of the moment type thing. It was sunset at Dutton Park when we left, so by the time I navigated over to this spot it may indeed have been a bit late.

    As for the wide angle capability, I can currently only go to 36mm. I'm planning on buying the wide angle converter (0.7x) soon (that in itself is a long story).
  • Maki_C30D said:
    for a person who hasn't / can't take night shots like me, this is awesome!! :)
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Maria, expect better as I get more practice at it :)
  • photo by Alison said:
    Yeh, I like it too... the sky looks so soft and velvety. My Dad is trying to teach me to do night time shots, but I prefer to point and shoot when I see something pretty!!! Not patient enough for tripods!!!
  • David de Groot said:
    If you reckon this is good, check out John's set of Brisbane at Night photos.

    I plan to attempt a few more at some stage, the trick is being in town at the right time; I carry a tripod with me just about everywhere the camera goes (actually two, but one's a tiny little desktop one that fits in the camera bag).

    The trick to a really good city lights photo is to make sure the sky still has some colour to it. Too much black and it doesn't have the same effect.
  • cindytoo said:
    There is no trick to night photography. You muct use a good tripod because most good night shoots are over four seconds shutter. There is no way a photographer can hold a camera still if around 1/20 seconds.
    Some will say they can but I have my doubt if photo would not have some shake, depends om lens mm.
    Good night photos at twilight with my 10D would be taken at F13 and 20 seconds. Then F8 at 10 seconds look just as good. I have taken at F22 and 30 seconds and just a good. For my Canon Power Shot Pro point and shoot then F8 at 15 seconds were as good as the DSLR. Fo a start have settings at AV F8 and let the camera work out the shutter or set at M manual at F8 and say 10 seconds and work out view finder settings from there.
    Repeat, a moveless tripod is a must. Forget without one.
    Thanks David for comment on my Brisbane at night photos