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This is what's left of the Carbonton Dam on the Deep River in North Carolina. The star trails are about 60, 10 second exposures stacked in Photoshop (I think anyway, I can't remember the exact number). The building and foreground is a 79 second exposure. The pink, yellow, and blue is from different colored gels on a Nikon sb-600. It was nearly a full moon. Thanks for any feedback!

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D300S Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:12.0-24.0 mm f/4.0
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:7 Mar 2012 - 2:26 AM
Focal Length:12mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.0
Aperture:f/4.0
Shutter Speed:79sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
Title:Carbonton Dam
Username:jlbissette13 jlbissette13
Uploaded:10 Apr 2012 - 4:45 AM
Tags:Architecture, Flash / lighting, Landscape / travel, Night, Star trails
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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43288 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom103 Constructive Critique Points
10 Apr 2012 - 8:18 AM

A wonderful photograph, wonderfully executed, love the write up.

Regards Nathan

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paskinmj
paskinmj  5 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
10 Apr 2012 - 8:25 AM

Nice long exposure.
Matt

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caromal
caromal  5 United Kingdom
10 Apr 2012 - 8:39 AM

A real gem.

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Sooty_1 Critique Team 41208 forum posts United Kingdom198 Constructive Critique Points
10 Apr 2012 - 9:12 AM

Good image - good balance between light sources, though I would never have known what it was without the intro.
I would have liked a little less grass in the foregound (but without a digger, that might have been hard!) and more startrails ( a wider view, but you are already as wide as your lens can go), so these are nitpicks.

Nick

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banehawi
banehawi Critique Team 10876 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2876 Constructive Critique Points
10 Apr 2012 - 4:55 PM

Well done shot. Love the coloured gel idea, and the star trails have worked out very nicely.

You might try darkening the foreground, and bringing along that backhoe would have been a nice touch!

Uploaded a mod with the foreground darkened and de saturated, and removed the wires.



Regards


Willie

Last Modified By banehawi at 10 Apr 2012 - 5:02 PM

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paulbroad
paulbroad  781 forum posts United Kingdom855 Constructive Critique Points
10 Apr 2012 - 5:52 PM

Veryt well done - not much I would want different.

Paul

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lumix5
lumix5 e2 Member 3218 forum postslumix5 vcard Northern Ireland
10 Apr 2012 - 7:21 PM

Very creative photography. Well done, an excellent capture.

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Gerryrys
Gerryrys  2 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
10 Apr 2012 - 8:57 PM

A huge amount of work for one picture! Worth every minute. Grin

Gerry

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Jestertheclown
10 Apr 2012 - 9:24 PM

Hasn't this, or something very similar, been here before?

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jlbissette13
10 Apr 2012 - 10:31 PM

Thanks everyone!

@banehawi I really like your mod, I'm definitely going to darken the foreground some.

@Jestertheclown I uploaded a shot from here that was taken on a different night about a month ago. It was taken from a different angle, and it didn't have star trails. It's a few shots back in my portfolio if you want to see it.

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Jestertheclown
10 Apr 2012 - 10:39 PM

Aha!
I thought it rang a bell. Should have looked, shouldn't I . . .? !

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SueEley
SueEley e2 Member 8271 forum postsSueEley vcard Wales96 Constructive Critique Points
12 Apr 2012 - 6:25 PM

I think it's great - and that bit of darkness and contrast was the only thing it needed.

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