25 | April
"Power Plant Lights"
General: 8:11 PM on 4/21/05 | Canon 300D
Technical: 36sec | f/32.0 | 100mm (160mm) | ISO-100
Exposure Mode: Manual
Exposure Bias: +0
Flash: No

I think this is a power plant. As you can obviously tell (by the exif data as well as the lights) the aperture was quite small on this photograph. I like the clean effect it gives the starburst lights. The area right around the lights isn't clean, however. I'm not sure if that can be helped or not. If so, I'd be interested in any solutions...apart from the obvious photoshopping.

I know the photo looks tilted to the right; it annoys me too, but photoshop says it's straight as an arrow, so it must just be an illusion.

Thanks for all the positive feedback on the last photo! I'll have to try and post more creative shots more often...though I doub't you'll have to worry about an overflow of them. ;)

categories: night

Thoughts of: paul
April 25th, 2005 at 3:16 AM

this looks suspended in mid air, as soon as I loaded the page, I thought it was a bridge with a goods train, until I read your info. Your right about the lights. good capture.

Thoughts of: Chet
April 25th, 2005 at 7:24 AM

You might try cropping out the bottom black area so the lit area rests on the bottom. Its hard to tell if that would be better.

How did you get the star? Do you have a star filter?

Thoughts of: Mark
April 25th, 2005 at 12:03 PM

Yay! small f-stop! Stars! :D

I like it, Ryan.

Thoughts of: miklos
April 25th, 2005 at 3:44 PM

I think the black at the bottom makes it better than cropping it out. Good choice for leaving it.

Thoughts of: Nik
April 25th, 2005 at 6:26 PM

Good with the black bottom.. and the star rocks

Thoughts of: Matt
April 26th, 2005 at 12:26 AM

The lights in this shot look great. Love the shape of the star.

Thoughts of: Abe Savona
April 28th, 2005 at 2:22 AM

I absolutely love this and it gets better and better on closer view. Great rule of 3rds as well. But what is brilliant here is the color, composition, and absolutely amazing detail. Lovely starlights too. Here you took something ordinary and made it look it's best - extraordinary - which to me is the highest photography. Excellent!

Thoughts of: flygirl
April 28th, 2005 at 10:04 AM

Reminds me of huge popcorn buckets and stars, hihi...

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