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Capture: Two Tripods, One Night

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  • Jos,

    Have you been using the 'live view' function with your 60D Jac?

    Whakatane • Since Jan 2012 • 865 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP, in reply to Jos,

    Have you been using the ‘live view’ function with your 60D Jac?

    Yes. After our afternoon lesson, I have used it for manual focusing a lot more. Thanks for the tip.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2144 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca,

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    The old Silo Theatre at night.Can't remember what it's called now

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 6281 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca,

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    Another night light. Candlelight.

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 6281 posts Report Reply

  • Gudrun Gisela, in reply to knightpfhor,

    Very very nice shot Knightpfhor. Full marks.

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2011 • 890 posts Report Reply

  • Gudrun Gisela, in reply to JacksonP,

    It almost makes me want to go there. I do know however it would still be 25 C at night.

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2011 • 890 posts Report Reply

  • BenWilson,

    Silo Park looks like a map on Steampunk FPS. Sniper tower, mined, only used in CTF games. Playground, weapon spawn point. Carpark, hand weapon spawn point, zombies lurking. Ladders on silos form intricate maze which must be navigated to get around the satanic ritual playing out below, and locks which have to be turned to stop the machine before it kills us all.....

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 8598 posts Report Reply

  • Julie Cross, in reply to Steve Barnes,

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    This installation in Canberra came alive at night. Stabiliser: the glass window.

    thanks for the breathing tips. Somewhere in the deep recesses I know that... I think I just push the boundaries of handheld because I am too lazy to haul my heavy manfrotto around. Or I'm getting shaky in my middle age.

    I used a Tripod for this shot.

    Yeah, let's give the unsung heroes their dues!

    Australia • Since Nov 2011 • 120 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __, in reply to JacksonP,

    Any chance of dumping them on a memory stick, or something? Would be lovely if you could contribute some shots too. ;-)

    Aw, thanks Jack, working on it! PC desktop with files on, Macbook online, only medium that goes on both is a disc and I tried writing some jpgs on a disc and now the damn Macbook can't see them. Portable backup drive is Windows-formatted. Trying to get the stupid desktop to detect the wireless network but suspect it must be missing a receiver or something as have tried everything but percussive maintenance....

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3470 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __, in reply to Adrienne Rewi,

    Thought a tripod might steady things a bit. But it’s such a bitch of a thing to operate. (Oops! Are we allowed to swear on here?). Have fallen over it’s legs twice.

    I’ve used my tripod so much I’ve developed a sort of reflexive tango-step to avoid tripping over the legs. :-)

    Tripods vary so much. I’ve found a lot of them are unnecessarily stiff and awkward to adjust – the manufacturers seem to expect we all have big hulk-man hands! But my lightweight ball-head Manfrotto is just right. And you can pull out the post and slot it in sideways, which is also very handy for some shots (for instance when you want to point downwards without getting the tripod legs (or their shadows) in the shot.

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3470 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __, in reply to Sofie Bribiesca,

    Sofie and Julie -- more great shots! I love how atmospheric these are.

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3470 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP,

    I don't have a Manfrotto. I'm jealous now.

    Night all, and keep the photos coming.

    PS. Sorry for causing such technical angst Lilith.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2144 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __, in reply to JacksonP,

    Sorry for causing such technical angst Lilith.

    Oh I don't think it's your fault my PC won't connect ;-)

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3470 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca,

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    Lighting up the birthday girl on the dance floor.

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 6281 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca,

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    This is looking at the Tower from our driveway.

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 6281 posts Report Reply

  • Steve Barnes, in reply to Lilith __,

    Oh I don’t think it’s your fault my PC won’t connect ;-)

    Have you tried a connection over ethernet direct to the router?

    The wireless north ;-) • Since Dec 2006 • 4931 posts Report Reply

  • Joe Wylie,

    Ben Canales does interesting stuff exploiting the higher iso settings of newer DSLRs, with often breathtakingly stellar results. And sometimes not.

    He's very generous with his tech know-how - if I had the gear I'd probably give it a go.

    flat earth • Since Jan 2007 • 3565 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP, in reply to Joe Wylie,

    Ben Canales does interesting stuff exploiting the higher iso settings of newer DSLRs

    Thanks Joe. His Time lapse Demo Reel is un.be.lievable!

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2144 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel,

    Capturing the Long Dark Night of the Soul...
    Every World Press photo winner 1955-2011
    - not for the faint hearted, or depressed
    - but, not to be forgotten either...
    as subjects we can do better

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 5071 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __, in reply to Steve Barnes,

    Have you tried a connection over ethernet direct to the router?

    That would work, but my flatmate's computer already has that spot. I can't quite believe that a PC less than a year old doesn't have a wireless receiver....

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3470 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __, in reply to JacksonP,

    His Time lapse Demo Reel is un.be.lievable!

    Awesome!

    How do you think he did the travelling shots? With a video camera you could use a dolly, but a timelapse?? And the shot moving up the tree-trunk?

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3470 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel, in reply to Lilith __,

    image - mega theory um...

    And the shot moving up the tree-trunk?

    Koala cam?

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 5071 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel,

    night lights...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 5071 posts Report Reply

  • David Hood, in reply to Lilith __,

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    I have gotten away with exposures of a few seconds by putting the camera-strap round my neck, holding the camera out with both hands so the strap is pulled taut, elbows braced against my sides

    Because I don't often carry around the tripods I have been given over the years (I'm now down to "the good one" and "the light one" and have stopped saying "If you don't want it any more...") instead I carry a string bipod in my camera bag. A central bolt that fits the attach point on the camera, then two lengths of string the right height for me to stand on the washers attached to the ends making the string taut to steady the camera. The camera strap pulled taut against the neck forms the third axis of the tripod.

    Dunedin • Since May 2007 • 902 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __, in reply to David Hood,

    instead I carry a string bipod in my camera bag

    David that's bloody brilliant!! (Where did you get the bolt?)

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3470 posts Report Reply

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