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Oct 28, 2017 08:18:44   #
christographer Loc: Cleveland, OH
 
Here are some of the photos taken on my first attempt at night photography. Is there a way to keep that sunburst to a minimum on the lights when taking a long exposure?

All shots taken in Cleveland, Ohio.

Comments? (I mean other than what a terrible team the Browns are or how the Indians choked in the world series...) ;-)









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Oct 28, 2017 08:31:41   #
crazydaddio Loc: Toronto Ontario Canada
 
These are good.
Keep the starbursts (i know that wasnt your question but though i would slip in that editorial comment :-)

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Oct 28, 2017 08:31:57   #
GalaxyCat Loc: Boston, MA
 
I don't understand why the bridge has white light on it, and then green... Did you do that in photoShop?
I would really like to know that.

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Oct 28, 2017 08:39:57   #
Bultaco Loc: Aiken, SC
 
You didn't say what camera your using. I've taken several night shots, no star bursts. My D7100 has a setting for star burst but I've never tried it. Sorry I couldn't help.

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Oct 28, 2017 08:40:40   #
d2b2 Loc: Catonsville, Maryland, USA
 
For all of the negative comments you hear about Cleveland, I spent a lot of time there doing work, a number of years ago. It is a classically beautiful town, in many ways. Nice job! As for the Browns, I am a Redskins fan, so I got nothing to say about your team that has not been said about mine!!!

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Oct 28, 2017 08:51:00   #
jrconcours Loc: Ocean View, DE
 
What was your f stop? if you were at f16 you are going to get a starburst, go to f22 and you are going to get a larger starburst. Try opening your lens up wider.

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Oct 28, 2017 08:58:06   #
camerapapi Loc: Miami, Fl.
 
"I don't understand why the bridge has white light on it, and then green... Did you do that in photoShop?
I would really like to know that."

Cathy, has you heard about the color of light? Light colors change according to the source of light. Even sunlight changes in the early morning and evening. In summer it has a tendency, in many areas of the world, to have a blue tint due to the reflection from the sky and that usually happens at midday.
Fluorescent light tends to be green when photographed without the proper filter. Tungsten light tends to be yellow. That is what you see in the bridge.
Now to the original post, sunburst is the result of a small aperture, something like f11 or f16 not implying you could not see it at f8. In my opinion you should keep them, I like to see those sunburst at night in my photography.
Nothing wrong with your night pictures.

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Oct 28, 2017 09:01:14   #
lamiaceae Loc: San Luis Obispo County, CA
 
GalaxyCat wrote:
I don't understand why the bridge has white light on it, and then green... Did you do that in PhotoShop?
I would really like to know that.


Likely fluorescent lights (are green). I've gotten that too. WB settings (yes, at night too) can affect it to, making it more or less pronounced. The orange-yellow lights are likely Sodium vapor lamps, the red-orange Tungsten. And the blue Quartz-Halogen or actual blue filtered lights. Meaning it could all be natural and not PP. JPGs shot with Vivid or Bright might help as well. I guess the OP might be able to tell us.

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Oct 28, 2017 09:04:24   #
lamiaceae Loc: San Luis Obispo County, CA
 
christographer wrote:
Here are some of the photos taken on my first attempt at night photography. Is there a way to keep that sunburst to a minimum on the lights when taking a long exposure?

All shots taken in Cleveland, Ohio.

Comments? (I mean other than what a terrible team the Browns are or how the Indians choked in the world series...) ;-)


I like the Starbursts. It is caused by the lens iris. Number of blades and what f-stop is used. I've found it more pronounced in a constant stop zoom lens than my cheap zooms or prime lenses. To avoid it, a larger iris but with less DoF, not what you probably want.

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Oct 28, 2017 09:15:40   #
lamiaceae Loc: San Luis Obispo County, CA
 
I like the building in the background on the far left in the last image with the light blue & pink top. If I didn't know better I might think it is the city hall in Los Angeles. The colorful bridges are fantastic! I'm not sure what to say about my sports teams right now! A confusing mess and mix, Rams, Dodgers, Lakers, Clippers, Kings.

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Oct 28, 2017 09:19:54   #
christographer Loc: Cleveland, OH
 
The bridge is white, but they have different colored spots at various locations. Inside the viaduct where the streetcars ran at one time, there are blue lights.

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Oct 28, 2017 09:22:44   #
christographer Loc: Cleveland, OH
 
Nikon D5600 using 18.0-35.0 mm f/1.8, Sigma DC HSM ISO 200 f16 for .3 seconds.

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Oct 28, 2017 09:25:19   #
christographer Loc: Cleveland, OH
 
That would be the Key Bank building, which used to be the Society Bank building which used to be ..... whoever it was before they were swallowed up by the previous conglomerate.

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Oct 28, 2017 09:26:07   #
christographer Loc: Cleveland, OH
 
BTW, I didn't use PS in any of these pictures, nor were the lights enhanced in any way.

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Oct 28, 2017 09:27:50   #
christographer Loc: Cleveland, OH
 
It's kind of a cool city and I've lived here all of my 60 years (except 2 years in the UK on scholarship). Just now getting around to exploring it in detail.

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