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Following on from my Wellington Pier upload, Wellington Bowl is the building at the end of this short pier. (You can see a bit of it on the left hand edge of my previous upload). Taking a walk round to the back, I was amazed at the beautiful colours of the building's lighting, which kept changing every few seconds, cycling from red to blue to magenta to green - not necessarily in that order - but presented in that order here as taken.
Again, each shot taken hand-held at ISO 1600 and a slightly slower shutter speed of 1/8 second.
A few have commented in my previous upload about getting sharp hand-held images at these slow shutter speeds, so my tips are:
Get your self relaxed and stand with feet slightly apart.
Tuck both elbows in so they rest against the sides of your body.
Hold your breath (neither fully inhaled in or fully exhaled out!).
Don't jab at the shutter button, but very gently squeeze down on it until it fires.
Having Vibration Reduction turned on does help too! Smile

Single Raw images processed in Adobe Camera Raw 7, and tweaked in Photoshop Elements 11.

Thanks again to everyone for your votes & comments on my previous uploads, it really is appreciated and encouraging.
Trev Smile

Camera:Nikon D7100 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:AF-S DX Nikkor 18-105mm VR Check out Nikon Nation!
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:25 Dec 2013 - 4:27 PM
Focal Length:28mm
Aperture:f/8
Shutter Speed:1/8sec
ISO:1600
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Matrix
White Balance:Auto
Title:Wellington Bowl
Username:TrevBatWCC TrevBatWCC
Uploaded:24 Jan 2014 - 10:24 AM
Tags:Architecture, Christmas day, Great yarmouth, Night-time, Specialist / abstract, Wellington Bowl, Wellington Pier
Votes:35
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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 8147 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2014 - 10:29 AM

A wonderful display of lighting, Trev, great captures. I always hold my breath when taking macro images, sometimes for a very very long time Grin Carol

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SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64838 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2014 - 11:12 AM

Good tips for hand held shots Trev. I tend to take the shots fairly quickly before I've had time to think about holding my breath etc. If I try too hard I always get the shakes. Smile

Good shots of the colours, although I'd hate to live near it.
x

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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2204 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2014 - 11:40 AM

A great shot Trev, and a lot to remember , the easier option is to put the camera on a tripod and use a remote cableGrinGrinGrin

Last Modified By ColleenA at 24 Jan 2014 - 11:41 AM

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Mollycat
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24 Jan 2014 - 12:03 PM

Four beautifully illuminated pictures Trev. Thanks for the tips. Peter.

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2014 - 12:23 PM

Love, love, love this series. The colour is terrific.

Last Modified By LynneJoyce at 24 Jan 2014 - 12:23 PM

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peekay2001
peekay2001 e2 Member 2peekay2001 vcard India9 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2014 - 1:10 PM

Colors clean bowled me..
really lovely and covetable.

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DicksPics
DicksPics e2 Member 3DicksPics vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2014 - 1:26 PM

An absolutely stunning sequence, Trev!Smile
Such wonderful colours - brilliant!
Great advice, too - thank you!

Richard

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woolybill1
woolybill1 e2 Member 8woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2014 - 1:27 PM

Very good night shots, Trev - though I wouldn't like to live opposite, either!
Wise words, too, for those who haven't tried such photography. Perhaps worth adding that the longer the focal length lens, the greater the wobble!
Regards
Bill

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fentiger
fentiger  13915 forum posts England22 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2014 - 2:17 PM

These are really good and difficult to pick a favourite.

Albert

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JOKEN
JOKEN  5 United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2014 - 2:37 PM

Simply brilliant. Love your tips on hand held shots
Ken

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2014 - 4:24 PM

Wonderful colours with the lighting Trev.
Good set.
Mick.

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43684 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom107 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2014 - 4:35 PM

A very well observed, composed, exposed and captured set of lowlight images Trevor, each one bursting with wonderful neon colour and decoration "Superb"

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2014 - 5:55 PM

Love those colours you have captured Trev
Beautifully composed
Lillian

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pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8831 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1638 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2014 - 8:23 PM

It must be wonderful to watch the changing colours. Of all the colours here, I like V4's the best.

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Ruthannette
Ruthannette e2 Member 7Ruthannette vcard England
25 Jan 2014 - 4:15 PM

Had no idea the building lit up like that Trevor, suppose I've only seen it in daylight, mind you it's a while since I've driven down to Yarmouth. I try and hold my breath too as cannot be bothered to lug a tripod around with me, I find them a menace..

Ruth

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41122 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England137 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jan 2014 - 8:24 PM

Excellent technique again, Trev and some lovely colours. The lights on Tower Bridge did this during the Queens Diamond Jubilee. I used a long exposure and the colours over-lapped giving a muddy purple colour!! Sad

Dave

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26 Jan 2014 - 9:37 AM

Beautiful and great tips too Trev. Moira

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Fefe
Fefe e2 Member 3Fefe vcard United Kingdom30 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jan 2014 - 10:11 PM

Great tips Trev..... Love these images....

Quote: at the end of a short pier

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Hope knowbody told you to take a long walk on hereWinkTongueSad
Diane

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England211 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jan 2014 - 8:44 AM

Good colours and timing Trev
R.

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