Suby & Sins House

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Aurora Borealis

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Suby In The House 

I normally now don't blog over the weekend, but this evening I went out to get some night shots for my stock archives. HUGE MISTAKE. It was cold & extremely windy, but I decided what the hell. I captured this shot on my trip tonight, got stuck in a muddy field while I was taking this shot (think my shoes are now dead).

Well that is not the bad news, I decided to move to the city centre to get some city scape night shots, I get out of my car, pull out the camera and tripod and it falls apart (the tripod that is). After struggling with it outside in the freezing cold for 10 minutes gave up and tried to take some pictures without the tripod, as if...

So now come morning I have to dig my hands into my pocket to go and buy a new tripod AAAARRRRGGGHHH. So since I took a few lovely images (of which this is one) tonight, I decided to post one up to cheer Suby up :)

I hope you all have a better weekend than I already seem to be having :)

"Ars longa, vita brevis"

Aurora Borealis

Subysphoto

Suby In The House 

I normally now don't blog over the weekend, but this evening I went out to get some night shots for my stock archives. HUGE MISTAKE. It was cold & extremely windy, but I decided what the hell. I captured this shot on my trip tonight, got stuck in a muddy field while I was taking this shot (think my shoes are now dead).

Well that is not the bad news, I decided to move to the city centre to get some city scape night shots, I get out of my car, pull out the camera and tripod and it falls apart (the tripod that is). After struggling with it outside in the freezing cold for 10 minutes gave up and tried to take some pictures without the tripod, as if...

So now come morning I have to dig my hands into my pocket to go and buy a new tripod AAAARRRRGGGHHH. So since I took a few lovely images (of which this is one) tonight, I decided to post one up to cheer Suby up :)

I hope you all have a better weekend than I already seem to be having :)

"Ars longa, vita brevis"

comments (14)

Suby, that more intense effect of lights. It seems the Aurora borealis!
Suby & Sinem: Thanks Jose, I do agree with you as well smile

Suby
P.s
Learned something today "Aurora borealis" Thanks Bro :
I agree with Jose... and don't feel bad, we all have to struggle for our art every so often......
Suby & Sinem: Was almost starting to think there is a conspiracy against me to spend spend spend smile Thanks

Suby
  • Louis
  • 13 Jan 2007, 09:18
The raging clouds don't seem to be reflected as 'raging' down below in the reflection. Little tufts of something doing a kilroy over the bottom frame.

Otherwise it would be good.
Suby & Sinem: Huh reflections, tufts of something doing Kilroy...? Huh huh huh? smile In English please. By the way the bottom part of the shoot was a black as night field.

Suby
  • paul
  • 13 Jan 2007, 09:51
sorry to hear about the tripod. I hope you got some more shots as good as this one before disaster struck!
Suby & Sinem: Thanks Paul, I think I actually did smile All the shots I however took after the tripod went bust are virtually useless though sad

SUby
Sorry about the trip-pod just be thatnkful that the camera wasn't on it when that happened!

You may want to try using a higher f# with a longer shutter when shooting night shots like this for a bit more sharpness and smoothness. Did you use a remote trigger or self timer?
Suby & Sinem: Thanks Laurie, Yep thank God the Camera was on it smile

Yeah I started out doing that, however it was too windy so what I was forced to do was drop my f# and use about a 15sec shutter speed, I actually had to hold down the tripod with both hands cause the wind would have blown the camera and tripod awy, Yep used a remote trigger.

My aim was to capture this scene at about f16, maybe next time smile

Suby
I do see some little "tufts" along the very bottom edge of the frame on the right as well as about 1/5 of the way up it looks like a little smudge in the water where the reflection meets the land. Almost looks like a little mist rising in one small spot
Suby & Sinem: I really have to get me a screen like yours smile Smudge, I did not cloning to the shot smile Weird.

Suby
laurie is right about the "tufts" but dude! what a lovely long exp on the sky...sorry about your tripod, sh*t happens i guess....
Suby & Sinem: Thanks bro, went out today to have a look at a good tripod, Going to set me back almost £180 ( a good Manfroto tripod and head), at least then I know I have got a good one sad

Suby
  • Mal
  • 13 Jan 2007, 15:10
Really lovely image Subster, I love the mystical/magical feel. Great stuff. Mal
Suby & Sinem: Thanks Mal, now this type of shot is more your thing so glad you like it smile

Suby
Ooooh.. So sorry to hear about your tripod. I'm in the market for one myself -- the one I have is too lightweight.

Am glad you were able to get a great shot out of your outing. Looks beautiful.
Suby & Sinem: Thanks Solaria, hope you are having a lovely weekend smile

Suby
Well Suby, it was not all doom and gloom, at least the Shutter Gods were smiling on you! There does seem to be a small problem in the bottom left and the very bottom of thr frame, which i would surmise is probably down to the Northern Lights reflecting off the trees and becoming highlighted when you lightened up the shadows. I am sure that a man of your obvious talents can deal with that!After the diasters that befell you, I am not surprised it slipped by unnoticed! So I suppose now that you have to buy a new tripod, my close up filters will have to take a back seat!!LOL
Nice posting Subes and a nice departure from your usual work. Many regards, Neil.
Suby & Sinem: Aaaaaah, I now see what you Laurie and Sam are on about, you know what that actually is? A couple of shrubs not a reflection at all (just gone through the original with a fine tooth comb smile ) Was wondering what you guys where on about as I did not do too much editing to this shot smile

Suby
Very nice effect of dark and lights here !
Suby & Sinem: Thanks smile

Suby
Very dramatic and very nice!
Suby & Sinem: Thanks Mary, it sure is a joy to be able to bring out this much detail in an image smile

Suby
  • Dudee thea
  • Purwokerto, Indonesia
  • 13 Jan 2007, 21:34
wow, it's like some storm coming to the city wink
but, i agree to with Jose wink
Hv a nice weekend.
regards
Suby & Sinem: Thanks for the comment smile

Hope you had a lovely weekend

Suby
Love this shot to bits. The 15 sec exposure has created an effect similar to how I imagine the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights).

Ahh - just read the other comments. The similarity has already been pointed out.

I have a Manfrotto 390 with 3-way pan/tilt head and a Benbo Trekker (Mk I) with ball head going begging if anyone wants to buy used. Both in good nick. I now have a Manfrotto MagFiber with pistol grip.

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