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Beautiful light, tones and composition. SmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
Carol
Andrew_Hurley 15 71 73 United Kingdom
26 Aug 2014 1:53PM
Night shots are not best taken at night, but at twilight, usually around 15-25 minutes after sunset is ideal, slightly later (upto 50 minutes) if you are shooting towards the sunset as the sky is much brighter.

There is more ambient light around and you basically will achieve more detail in your shadows. The sky will appear as a very deep blue (very attractive indeed) and far more appealing than ink black. If it's been a decent sunset, you'll also have reds, yellows and oranges in your sky too.

When it's completely dark, you do suffer with highlights burning out due to the long exposures and it's not great and can only be really be rescued with HD.

Of course I don't need to tell you that a sturdy tripod (or good support) is essential, and stick to ISO 100 with an aperture of around F8 (for most images). The shutter speed will vary, but will be between 4 and 8 seconds as a general rule.

Check out some of my twilight photos (Albums >> The Twilight Zone) and let me know what you think.

I hope this helps anyway.

Andrew.
CHRISB911 15 54 1
26 Aug 2014 2:22PM
thanks for the comment yes i know that a sky with more colour in it is always best, on this occasion yes it was dark but the shot i feel work and captures what i wanted at that time, thanks for the advice re tripod, not in favour of f8 yes its probably the sweet spot on most lenses but i like to shoiot at f11 to f16, hope that helps it works for me.
Jasper87 Plus
11 2.7k 158 England
26 Aug 2014 2:26PM
Black & Tan...excellent combination, Chris. I suspect that is what drew you to this image and the counterpoint green light.

Dave
Hermanus 8 4 South Africa
26 Aug 2014 4:11PM
This is a super image Chris!
Lillian Plus
11 23 17 United Kingdom
26 Aug 2014 4:30PM
Know the bridge well Chris, lovely composition

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