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Offline armychris

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Example of light pollution.
« on: October 04, 2013, 08:55:08 AM »
AnthGateshead was asking about the 8mm and I thought that I would show some examples with some light pollution and how it affects the shot. All these are shot from the same spot in Albuquerque NM. The settings were ISO 1600 and the times ranged from 30 seconds to 45 seconds. I have not really edited these just a quick edit and a crop on the city. You can see lots of planes in the pictures to.


The first is just facing away from the city.

Light Pollution by Armychris03, on Flickr

This one is shooting straight up so you can see the light affecting the shot.

Light Pollution by Armychris03, on Flickr

This is where the light is coming with, same location shot with the 8mm. The streak of light coming up is not a rocket its a plane :)

Wide angle of Albuquerque NM by Armychris03, on Flickr

Here is the same city shot with the canon 50mm 1.8.

Albuquerque at night by Armychris03, on Flickr

Offline AnthGateshead

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Re: Example of light pollution.
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2013, 10:35:44 AM »
Cheers for this.  Light pollution is the biggest nuisance, there's quite a few online resources showing where the best places are for seeing and photographing the night sky.  I've been eager to get out this weekend and hopefully get some but it's raining and doesn't look like lifting anytime soon, the joys of living in wet UK.
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