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Jun 14, 2016 01:16:56   #
Thanks everyone for your input and articles. I think that I have what I need to experiment with and work with to capture that amazing night shot.
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Jun 11, 2016 10:51:00   #
Hey all, I'm going to try a different kind of photography by shooting a skyline at night with a full moon hovering just above the skyscrapers, and my attempt is to get the full moon and the stars in a night sky. My questions is this; in my previous experiments with trying to shoot a full moon at night all I get is a bright light that looks like a flashlight in the sky. I have tried several different settings and long Exposures closeups with a zoom lens, wide open apertures to try to capture this kind of shots. So can I get some expertise advise from some of you who shoots these kind of photos. I'm always trying to learn new avenues in photography, but sometimes I just plain get stumped. So that is why I ask questions....Thanks all!

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Feb 16, 2015 18:42:13   #
I want to thank all of you for your help and input it has been a great help to me. Now the rest is up to me to go and practice and keep trying and with all of the suggestions I have received I can't fail...LOL

If any of you still have information you want to give please feel free to do so. God bless you all....
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Feb 16, 2015 18:39:55   #
Great thank you so much, you have given me a lot of variables that I can try. I see where I have made my mistakes and have gone to ebay a purchased new ND filters in the range that will help me greatly.
I'm on the right track now with all of your help and input.
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Feb 16, 2015 18:35:08   #
So from my understanding f/22 will washout the photo but a lower f/stop helps the photo a great deal. Plus using a ND 32/64 or 400 will help accomplish the results that I'm looking for. Am I on the right track here?
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Feb 16, 2015 17:57:29   #
Aw ok that's tells me a lot, thanks. So my f-stops should be less maybe?
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Feb 16, 2015 17:52:50   #
True I see that now as well. Thanks lets keep going....:o)
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Feb 16, 2015 17:50:16   #
ok here it is:


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Feb 16, 2015 17:26:06   #
Thank you for your advise, I have copied it and will try it when I go out next time. I have used the metering on my camera but I guess I'm not really sure how or what I'm trying to do with it. Still learning spot metering. Anyway I have played around with the metering on my camera body and will try to figure out how to change the stops to the plus or minus.

The first picture is the one I took and the other one is what I'm trying to achieve. See the difference.

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Feb 16, 2015 15:37:27   #
Thank you all for your input. I do use an ND4 filter and I have been shooting at ISO 200, which I'll drop down to 100 ISO and give it a shot. I have been shooting at f/22 and my last exposure was at 1/6 sec.

But I'm just not satisfied with the shot. When I see other photo's that look surrealistic and the water looks like smoke flowing that's the look I'm trying to accomplish.

I have edited my photo's in HDR but it just doesn't do the picture justice. Maybe I'm not using the HDR feature correctly. I take a series of three to four shots and then use HDR to bring them together then I have to play around with the settings to get the funkiness out of the picture until it looks like a photograph and not an over/under exposed shot that looks terrible.

What am I missing here? People say that and swear by HDR but I just don't really see what it does besides change the color and the softness/hardness or the strength of the detail in the picture.
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Feb 15, 2015 17:40:21   #
I have a question that hopefully some of you more advanced photographers can answer/help me out here. I have a Canon T1i and I have been trying to do long exposures on water falls to get that smooth flowing effect and it seems that all I get is white out photo's on anything over 1.5 second. I tried everything, even bracketing exposures on every setting I have but I still get white out effect on any exposure over 1.5 seconds. What am I doing wrong or am I not using the right settings? It's aggravating to spend the amount of time setting up on a tripod and hoping that I can get the shot that I trying for. The lens I'm using is a Canon 18-55mm macro.

Thank you

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Oct 30, 2014 16:12:42   #
If you haven't received a reply from me it that I'm still trying to figure out how to reply to each persons comment...I thin I have it figured out not and how to reply to the specific comment so bare with me as you try to find you comment and my reply....Thank you all for your great comments..THe issue is still unresolved but I have new ideas to try to find the reason/problem of the SD card at large.
So thank you all. Be blessed
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Oct 30, 2014 16:08:54   #
blackest wrote:
odd behavior indeed, can you tell which files are not being shown ?
on fat32 i think there is a limit in a folder of 65'535 files fat 16 is just 512 but its maximum size is 2gb so that isn't it.

Generally you can connect your camera to the computer by usb lead and it should identify itself as a mass storage device or additional drive.
It maybe possible to transfer files over that way.

It might be your card reader, particularly if its fairly old. Some of them can't handle large card sizes. I would expect a failure to read the card at all thou, so thats probably a long shot.

How are you handling your card? do you switch your camera off before removing or inserting the card? It is possible that you might be interrupting the card while it is writing that is usually bad news.

Of course it could be a flakey sd card but if the card is readable in the camera and if after the card has been in your PC the missing images show up on the camera well that seems unlikely too.

I think the best course of action would be to attach the camera via a usb cable to your computer and see if you can copy them that way.

Secondly I would see if the pictures transfer ok with a different card reader on a different PC if successful try that card reader on your PC.

Once you have recovered your images, i'd try filling the card with images on your pc (most of us have plenty of images). see if they are reliably stored.

If the card has been on 2 cameras you generally have a folder called dcim and two subfolders one storing one cameras images and one storing the other cameras images. Another thing is that say i had been shooting on monday and tuesday i would have a folder with mondays shots and another with tuesdays shots. On the camera i could browse them all as 1 long slide show but on the computer i would just see one days worth at a time. if i didn't know each day went into a different folder i might think that some were missing.

One other thing you might try is going to a photo lab locally one where they have little workstations where you can pick which images you want to print. Let the machine scan your card and see if it finds them all.
If it does you have isolated the problem to be with your PC and not the card.

so try usb transfer
try a different pc
try the supermarkets photo machine.

If still no success its worth talking to a pc repair guy, not a shop assistant. it will probably be um convenient if you have your sdcard with you. He may well take a look at it and tell you if he thinks its damaged.
odd behavior indeed, can you tell which files are ... (show quote)

Good point here, I have done all the above and still same prob. But I didn't think about filling up the card with pictures to see what it would do there. Thanks I'll do that and see what happens....
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Oct 30, 2014 16:05:52   #
SX2002 wrote:
Try connecting your USB cable and download directly from the camera... :idea:

Yep done that one 2 same prob....
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Oct 30, 2014 16:04:46   #
RichardSM wrote:
Hi SteveC

Can you say if the photos are in one file or two files on the SD card. If this is the case I'm wondering if the T1i is putting them in a second file of course this speculation on my part?

You know Richard that is a very good question to ponder. I assumed that all picts were in one file folder on card, never thought about the card putting them in another folder per say... I'll have to keep a watch out for that...Thanks Good info....
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