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Wet Nights

By devlin
Was trying to see if i could make an otherwise bland scene interesting. Used a very low POV for this one. Cant seem to figure out though how the flare has come about around on the light stars, would moisture in the air do that ? I initially thought it was the narrow aperture but other shots taken on other nights at the same settings don't seem to have the flare..

Exif - ISO 200, Focal 33mm, f/29, 10 sec

Tags: Lights Landscape and travel Night and low light

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StuartAt 13 1.1k 8 United Kingdom
29 Oct 2010 9:42AM
Could it have been moisture on the lens. Low camera angle, presumably the lens was pointing slightly upwards and judging by the ground it was raining/drizzling or the cars were kicking up some spray. Causes a nice effect though!

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devlin 8 653 39 India
29 Oct 2010 12:09PM
Thanks Stuart, there was no moisture on the lens at least i checked that, unless it was at the sensor level but i doubt it since the flare is very symmetrical in nature Smile no spray either Smile
CathR 11 151 564 United Kingdom
29 Oct 2010 3:36PM
I can't imagine where you were Prabh to get this viewpoint - in a ditch possibly? But you have been rewarded with a good moody shot. The light shining on the road looks particularly good and I also like the trees.

The red of the car trail helps to break up the dark brown and green colours very well. I was wondering whether more trails would add a bit more to the photo - difficult to tell without seeing the effect.

I think you have possibly a bit too much black down the left hand side where not much is happening. I have uploaded a mod for you where I have cropped off a bit of the dark area.

It's an interesting shot though - something a bit different.

Best wishes

devlin 8 653 39 India
29 Oct 2010 3:45PM

Quote:I can't imagine where you were Prabh to get this viewpoint - in a ditch possibly?

Thanks Catherine, i was actually on the sidewalk with the camera set on a low tripod (almost at ground level) and then i lay down behind it to compose the shot using live view an earful from the wife though for getting wet and muddy Grin..thanks for the mod you are right the left side is too dark to add anything to the image overall.


Eviscera 12 1.1k 149 United Kingdom
29 Oct 2010 5:16PM
Like this Prabh !

Maybe the really (out of frame) street light brightness , provided its own illumination to the road spray.

Either way , its a nice moody effect , prismatic.
devlin 8 653 39 India
29 Oct 2010 7:36PM
Thanks Eviscera Smile
paulbroad 10 123 1249 United Kingdom
29 Oct 2010 8:31PM
A good shot. The flare is actually quite good but is generally due to moisture or dirt on your filter. (I assume you have a filter on your lens to protect it.) Had you cleaned it with a soft cloth or tissue, because the faintest layer of grease will do exactly this and hardly be visible to the naked eye.

devlin 8 653 39 India
29 Oct 2010 10:10PM
Thanks Paul, you may well have a point there..lemme see if i can replicate the effect Smile

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