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Two (plus mobile) is company................

By Suehh
This was last Monday. Steven and I wondered down to Southsea Castle to witness the lighting of the Jubilee beacon - the beacon was not much to shout about and could hardly be seen. However, there was a purpose to this mission. A while back I bought myself a Nikon 50mm 1.8 prime and have hardly used it - but wanted to see how it performed at night - and I think it performed just great. This is an out of the "cam" image apart from a very slight sharpen, taken at around 10.00pm or so, with only the light of the moon and the street lamps around the castle, as we were on a mound near to the castle. I had to smile at this young couple as they waited patiently overlooking the castle, waiting for the "grand lighting", arm in arm one second and then engrossed in a mobile phone the next. I am dead impressed with the lens. I did increase the ISO to 800 but that is about it.

Tags: General Jubilee Old and new Union jack Southsea Castle

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taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
10 Jun 2012 10:48PM
I love my 50 mm lens-- use it as my carry around lens-- so sharp!

Yours did a great job for you in this night time shot!

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morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
10 Jun 2012 10:49PM
Superb image that lens really is a belter Sue, something I have got to acquire before to long Smile

saeidNL 8 3 Netherlands
10 Jun 2012 11:28PM
Fantastic and great work,Sue,very well done,
NeilWigan Plus
7 17 16 England
11 Jun 2012 1:50AM
It has worked well in the low light to get colour and detail on the flag in the distance.And a big Hiya from us Thank you kindly Mam, for the award.
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
11 Jun 2012 6:22AM
An excellent image, Sue. Carol
11 Jun 2012 6:26AM
Excellent capture in subdued light.

Lillian Plus
9 22 17 United Kingdom
11 Jun 2012 7:41AM
Great detailed image Sue and the colours captured beautiful
also like the placing of the flag between them
moiral 8 12 Scotland
11 Jun 2012 8:43AM
Excellent shot Sue. Like that flag too and the lighting on top. What would we do without mobiles WinkGrin. Moira
fentiger Plus
17 918 24 England
11 Jun 2012 8:43AM
An original candid.

pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
11 Jun 2012 9:19AM

Quote:Superb image that lens really is a belter Sue, something I have got to acquire before to long Smile


I have been thinking this for sometime re acquiring a 50mm lens - good shot Sue
SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
11 Jun 2012 10:28AM
Terrific image. Great with the flag in the b/g. I keep meaning to get a short, fast prime and seeing this makes me want one even more.
gingerdelight 11 298 11 United Kingdom
11 Jun 2012 10:29AM
Looks like you are on to a winner with that lens Sue! Great shot!
andmolliethedog 12 120 11 United Kingdom
17 Jun 2012 11:45AM
the flag clinched it.....very magazine !!
Suehh 11 39 6 England
17 Jun 2012 10:47PM
Thank you Richard xx

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