Shutter Asia Forum  

Home Forum Shoutbox Mark Forums Read
Go Back   Shutter Asia Forum > Photography > Shutter Fix My Pic
Register Facebook Flickr Rules

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 07-03-2007, 12:30 AM
Peisqo's Avatar
Peisqo Peisqo is offline
Shutterfreak
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: PJ
Posts: 1,074
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Country:
Harbour bridge + Opera House

Hi everyone .. here are the recent shots i took at sydney ... hope to get some C&c to improve myself

My trip to circular quay ...

1) Harbour Bridge


2) 2nd try


3) Opera House


4) Close up Opera House


5) Sydney's Central Business District


6) 2nd try


Misc. Shots ...

7) When i was taking my pic ... my stupid fren come in front :stars: This is what i get ... turned out pretty cool My fren say "like the bridge's god" lolz


8) In prison
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 07-03-2007, 07:57 AM
noruazumi's Avatar
noruazumi noruazumi is offline
Shutter Council
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: penang - shah alam - kuantan
Posts: 4,474
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Country:
i've been dreaming to go to Australia.
plan to go end of this but not sure about it yet.

anyway, about your shot.
2 main things that i want to stress on here (unable to see your EXIF, no plug-ins)
1) exposure - most of your shots were a bit underexposed. what u can do is either boost up your ISO, lower your shutter speed or slow shutter speed (long exposure).
2) blur - your shots were slighty blur which i think due to slow shutter speed.

you might want to consider using a tripod when taking night shot. it help to increase stability to your camera so that u can make long exposure shots.

i hope these can help u a bit, mate. don't worry, keep on trying.
thanks for sharing btw.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 07-03-2007, 09:09 AM
JackJack's Avatar
JackJack JackJack is offline
Shutterfreak
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: internet
Posts: 2,239
Thanks: 22
Thanked 25 Times in 12 Posts
Country:
#7, if u dint say is ur fren, i thought it was some effect on the sky, nice
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 07-03-2007, 03:34 PM
ShaolinTiger's Avatar
ShaolinTiger ShaolinTiger is offline
Shutter God
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Petaling Jaya
Posts: 6,402
Thanks: 56
Thanked 148 Times in 80 Posts
Country:
Hey and welcome to SA

Nice shots generally, just a few pointers..

#1 & #2 are very similar, on the whole I prefer #2 as I find it more balanced.

It doesn't look very clear though, this may be due to high ISO which causes loss of detail, or slight movement of camera during long exposure.

Seen as though you are using a tripod you can try putting the ISO down to 100 or 200 rather than 400/800/1600 and perhaps use aperture of around f/8-11 rather than f/13-f/22.

The third shot is a bit underexposed and not surprising seen as though you are using f/32 and ISO 1600.

Should be more like f/11 and ISO 200 at 20-30 seconds exposure.

#4 is clearer with ISO200.

The noise is quite bad in #5 and #6 due to ISO1600 and ISO400.

#7 is a rather cool effect.

#8 is nice and sharp, would be better at ISO200.

All in all a good try, get out there again and keep shooting!
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 07-03-2007, 05:40 PM
Peisqo's Avatar
Peisqo Peisqo is offline
Shutterfreak
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: PJ
Posts: 1,074
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Country:
Quote:
Originally Posted by noruazumi View Post
i've been dreaming to go to Australia.
plan to go end of this but not sure about it yet.

anyway, about your shot.
2 main things that i want to stress on here (unable to see your EXIF, no plug-ins)
1) exposure - most of your shots were a bit underexposed. what u can do is either boost up your ISO, lower your shutter speed or slow shutter speed (long exposure).
2) blur - your shots were slighty blur which i think due to slow shutter speed.

you might want to consider using a tripod when taking night shot. it help to increase stability to your camera so that u can make long exposure shots.

i hope these can help u a bit, mate. don't worry, keep on trying.
thanks for sharing btw.
hey thanks for replying !! Erm i'm sorta in a rush now .. ill try to post the EXIF later hehe ....
1) Yeah i noticed the underexposure ... is this an effect of Nikon D40 tho ? I've tried even with ISO1600 .. and it still looks this dark .. my shutter speed are all around 8 to 10 secs already =.=" .. i use the tripod with 10secs timer of course ... there shouldn't be any shake .... try downloading and zoom in .. maybe the resolutions in the forum made it looks blur or something haha ..

Quote:
Originally Posted by ShaolinTiger View Post
Hey and welcome to SA

Nice shots generally, just a few pointers..

#1 & #2 are very similar, on the whole I prefer #2 as I find it more balanced.

It doesn't look very clear though, this may be due to high ISO which causes loss of detail, or slight movement of camera during long exposure.

Seen as though you are using a tripod you can try putting the ISO down to 100 or 200 rather than 400/800/1600 and perhaps use aperture of around f/8-11 rather than f/13-f/22.

The third shot is a bit underexposed and not surprising seen as though you are using f/32 and ISO 1600.

Should be more like f/11 and ISO 200 at 20-30 seconds exposure.

#4 is clearer with ISO200.

The noise is quite bad in #5 and #6 due to ISO1600 and ISO400.

#7 is a rather cool effect.

#8 is nice and sharp, would be better at ISO200.

All in all a good try, get out there again and keep shooting!
Hey Shaolin ... it's you again I guess u're the master here hehe .. yea #1 and #2 is about the same except for that boat moving in pic 1 haha ..

My ISO is probably maximum at 400 =/ coz i used tripod and i tried to set it as low as possible ... i'll check the EXIF file asap. ...

My Nikon D40 has a minimum of ISO 200 ... and i was using S priority ... maybe i should try manual next time to "over-expose" my picture a little =.="

Oh wow .. 20 to 30 seconds exposure ?? Never thought it would work !! Thnx for the tips i'll try it the next time ...

Thanks again for the ever constructive critics everyone
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 07-03-2007, 05:43 PM
ShaolinTiger's Avatar
ShaolinTiger ShaolinTiger is offline
Shutter God
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Petaling Jaya
Posts: 6,402
Thanks: 56
Thanked 148 Times in 80 Posts
Country:
Me...no master haha.

For this kind of shot, just set lowest ISO at 200, set aperture priority to f/11 and make sure the camera is set to matrix metering.

Then use self-timer and tripod and shoot away! Exposure should come out 20-30 seconds.

When you resize for the forum, resize to 800px at the longest size and save with high quality (80% or 10) so we can see maximum detail.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 07-03-2007, 05:45 PM
Peisqo's Avatar
Peisqo Peisqo is offline
Shutterfreak
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: PJ
Posts: 1,074
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Country:
Quote:
Originally Posted by ShaolinTiger View Post
Me...no master haha.

For this kind of shot, just set lowest ISO at 200, set aperture priority to f/11 and make sure the camera is set to matrix metering.

Then use self-timer and tripod and shoot away! Exposure should come out 20-30 seconds.

When you resize for the forum, resize to 800px at the longest size and save with high quality (80% or 10) so we can see maximum detail.
ahhh icicic ... i'll keep those in mind the next time i shoot and post Thank youz !!

edit: juz to confirm .. maxtix metering is the 1 full screen icon right ? Like sorta meter the whole image ..
off topic : <-- that is really .. not a wink emoticon Looks like an irritated emoticon lol
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 07-03-2007, 09:57 PM
acidict's Avatar
acidict acidict is offline
Serious Shutter
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Abertawe
Posts: 491
Thanks: 10
Thanked 6 Times in 5 Posts
Country:
Quote:
Originally Posted by ShaolinTiger View Post
Me...no master haha.

For this kind of shot, just set lowest ISO at 200, set aperture priority to f/11 and make sure the camera is set to matrix metering.

Then use self-timer and tripod and shoot away! Exposure should come out 20-30 seconds.

When you resize for the forum, resize to 800px at the longest size and save with high quality (80% or 10) so we can see maximum detail.
Yo bro ... why use self-timer? is it to prevent shaking/blurring?
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 07-03-2007, 09:58 PM
Peisqo's Avatar
Peisqo Peisqo is offline
Shutterfreak
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: PJ
Posts: 1,074
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Country:
Quote:
Originally Posted by acidict View Post
Yo bro ... why use self-timer? is it to prevent shaking/blurring?
yes .. coz without timer .. when u hit the shutter button .. u'll jerk the camera a little which constitute to the shake .. not good
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 07-03-2007, 10:01 PM
acidict's Avatar
acidict acidict is offline
Serious Shutter
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Abertawe
Posts: 491
Thanks: 10
Thanked 6 Times in 5 Posts
Country:
Quote:
Originally Posted by Peisqo View Post
yes .. coz without timer .. when u hit the shutter button .. u'll jerk the camera a little which constitute to the shake .. not good
Ok thank you for clarifying very fast response
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Alice on the railway bridge kenntsc Portraits, People & Studio 21 07-12-2007 09:16 PM
Tsing Ma Bridge nejnoj Landscape, Cityscape and Panorama 12 06-18-2007 01:28 PM
Around my house!~ nonblood Wildlife, Birds, Insects & Nature 1 04-30-2007 11:40 AM
sunset on the bridge JackJack Landscape, Cityscape and Panorama 6 04-17-2007 12:07 PM
Kampung House JackJack Black and White Images 11 03-28-2007 02:00 PM


All times are GMT +8. The time now is 05:51 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Site Content and Design Copyright 2007-2013 Shutter Asia - All Rights Reserved
Inactive Reminders By Icora Web Design