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Title: NIGHT Shots - Merwevile
Post by: hayleyscomet on March 15, 2011, 11:38:14 am
HIHO Guys and Dolls

Took a dog or 2 and 6 others to merweville this past weekend.

WOW what a ride...900 km of pure fun .

Will do ride report sometime soon.

Wanted to post some of the NIGHT SHOTS.....Taken after 10PM on a Dark and Dusty road 5km outside town.

Only light was that of the MOON.
Title: Re: NIGHT Shots - Merwevile
Post by: wacko on March 15, 2011, 11:54:22 am
Nice :thumleft:  should have tried a startrail
Title: Re: NIGHT Shots - Merwevile
Post by: Brandt on March 15, 2011, 12:03:22 pm
Very nice!! Can I maybe get some of the originals to use as desktop background please??
Title: Re: NIGHT Shots - Merwevile
Post by: YamaV on March 15, 2011, 12:05:56 pm
Wow, beautiful pics!

Very nice!! Can I maybe get some of the originals to use as desktop background please??

Me too please!
Title: Re: NIGHT Shots - Merwevile
Post by: CorCorlia on March 15, 2011, 12:16:37 pm
Wow! Awesome photo's!  :thumleft:
Title: Re: NIGHT Shots - Merwevile
Post by: hayleyscomet on March 15, 2011, 12:16:45 pm
Nice :thumleft:  should have tried a startrail

You are so Right bud...I thought of this the Following day.

Problem was...we had braaied and I had had 2 little OLAFS...(Dont drink too often)
SO there i was Plakkies NO HELMET 10PM at night 5 KM down a DIRT ROAD
Just Me and the Tripod....Many Strange sounds and that time of night ....so i was getting a Little BANG all on my own.

Next time i promise....I leant a lot about getting the Focus right....even if i wasnt too focused.
Title: Re: NIGHT Shots - Merwevile
Post by: hayleyscomet on March 15, 2011, 12:18:38 pm
Wow, beautiful pics!

Very nice!! Can I maybe get some of the originals to use as desktop background please??

Me too please!

FORESURE GUYS...thanks for asking ...drop me and email and I will send you a Few

There are about 8 lekker shots...all 8 Meg plus so i will reduce them a little.


Appreciate the coments.
W :thumleft:
Title: Re: NIGHT Shots - Merwevile
Post by: Xchallenge on March 15, 2011, 12:21:28 pm
WOW, those photos are amazing!
Nice one, I love the bottom one of the Church, looks like Disneyland.

Please share at least one of them with me as a wallpaper, preferably the one of the 1200 GS.

I wish Merweville was close to JHB, as a Van der Merwe, it must be an awesome experience.

Excellent photos!

Dinovdm@gmail.com
Title: Re: NIGHT Shots - Merwevile
Post by: Oppad on March 15, 2011, 12:24:33 pm
Very pretty pics, thank you. Could you tell us more about the camera, exposure settings etc?
Title: Re: NIGHT Shots - Merwevile
Post by: hayleyscomet on March 15, 2011, 12:33:11 pm

SUre thing guys ...WIll send later ...must just blow the office and work a little.

Camera is a Canon 7 D

Manual....25 Sec Exp with ISO on 1600...Tripod

WIll post Full EXIF

I really really really wish i had more time that night

Always moan with the family for not giving me more time....here I had the time but was too much of a Mof 2 stay out there on my own.

I did learn SOMETHING MOERSE IMPORTANT about focussing at night...

Will share this arvy.
Title: Re: NIGHT Shots - Merwevile
Post by: DirtRebell on March 15, 2011, 12:39:37 pm
Thanks for sharing - blerrie nice pics you took :thumleft:
Title: Re: NIGHT Shots - Merwevile
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on March 15, 2011, 01:22:17 pm
You certainly know how to take pictures. :thumleft:
Title: Re: NIGHT Shots - Merwevile
Post by: Xchallenge on March 15, 2011, 01:45:25 pm
hayleyscomet kindly shared some images with me, can you believe, the most awesome photo which he didnt share is this one.
How awesome huh?

It's officially my wallpaper now.

Enjoy!

(http://arigato.co.za/WD/WOW.jpg)
Title: Re: NIGHT Shots - Merwevile
Post by: A2J on March 15, 2011, 07:46:29 pm
stunning, stunning pics!
realy very nice.
i enjoyed them.
Title: Re: NIGHT Shots - Merwevile
Post by: Lourens ツ on March 15, 2011, 07:51:24 pm
Beautiful photos!  It is always nice to see someone do more than just point and shoot.  :thumleft:
Title: Re: NIGHT Shots - Merwevile
Post by: hayleyscomet on March 16, 2011, 08:31:29 am

Thanks again guys for the Kind Comments.

It was a Lekker Ride.

Some shots from the Ride

1 The Gang at Brand Vlei Prison HOT SPRING

2 Ready to roll on Day Two

3 One of many water Crossings

4 Stunning Roads
Title: Re: NIGHT Shots - Merwevile
Post by: Kawaki on March 16, 2011, 04:15:50 pm
Really nice!!Well done.Yes some pointers will help with the night shots thanks.... :thumleft:
Title: Re: NIGHT Shots - Merwevile
Post by: A2J on March 20, 2011, 09:57:53 pm
your info helped!
thanks.
Title: Re: NIGHT Shots - Merwevile
Post by: hayleyscomet on March 21, 2011, 10:39:10 am
Ahhh A2J these are great my bud...I like the Composition allot.

Ive been batteling with focus at Night

I find its a hit and miss when trying to do star trails.

Most SLR cannot focus on the stars and therefore you need to fous manually....AND DONT FORGET to put the STABELIZER OFF ...VERY NBNBNB

I now carry a fairly potent TORCH called a LED LENZER M14...Shines 300m  http://www.ledlenser.co.za/categories/M-Series/

I find I can use it to shine on the object and get the SLR to focus using the AUTO Focus....then Hide it and SHOOT.

Would love to hear from anyone else about Tips and Tricks for night shots

Wayne
0836264122
Title: Re: NIGHT Shots - Merwevile
Post by: Sprocketbek on March 21, 2011, 11:26:10 am
I prefer to set the focus to manual and then just use a Petzl headlamp to see what I'm doing. Set to infinity or judge the distance to the subject, for instance the bike.
Sturdy tripod, it's a schlep to drag along but it is worthwile.
As you stated, switch stabilizer OFF.
I use a cable remote and activate 'Mirror Lock Up'....it does make a difference.

Sorry no pics to post now, my desktop's power supply is knackered.
Title: Re: NIGHT Shots - Merwevile
Post by: briv on March 21, 2011, 02:40:34 pm
Loxton
Title: Re: NIGHT Shots - Merwevile
Post by: Ian in Great Brak River on March 21, 2011, 09:24:15 pm
Wow, that was some excellent photos !!

Well done !
Title: Re: NIGHT Shots - Merwevile
Post by: hayleyscomet on March 22, 2011, 08:51:08 am

Lekker Shots Briv...

Sprokket...I've read up about Mirror Lock but never tried it...Not sure I will work out how either.

I do use a remote shutter or the 2second timer.

A tripod for Sure....Mine goes everywhere my Girls ,one of the 4 always get the lucky prize to carry it for me.

When you say set to infinity , you mean the F STop ?

Wayne
Title: Re: NIGHT Shots - Merwevile
Post by: Kobus on March 22, 2011, 09:11:11 am
Nice.

Focus on a far away object like a street light. (Or light up an object with your torch.)

Then switch the camera to Manual focus and keep it there for all your shots.
Title: Re: NIGHT Shots - Merwevile
Post by: hayleyscomet on March 22, 2011, 09:12:22 am

Kobus ....did you get my SMS yesterday ?
Title: Re: NIGHT Shots - Merwevile
Post by: Kobus on March 22, 2011, 09:24:53 am
Jip, got home late last night, will contact you sooooon.

 :thumleft:
Title: Re: NIGHT Shots - Merwevile
Post by: growweblaar on March 22, 2011, 10:01:02 am
Nice.

Focus on a far away object like a street light. (Or light up an object with your torch.)

Then switch the camera to Manual focus and keep it there for all your shots.

Yeah, esp. if you select a smallish F-stop (say > F8), then your depth-of-field gives lots of leaway. Focusing on a street light at say 50m should render anything further away also in focus.
Title: Re: NIGHT Shots - Merwevile
Post by: madmike999 on March 22, 2011, 10:34:48 am
some details please, camera f stop and shutter speed. have you guys been to www.lostamerica.com ?
Title: Re: NIGHT Shots - Merwevile
Post by: hayleyscomet on March 22, 2011, 10:50:41 am
Cool website Made Mike

Some lekker ideas to try out.

Check out http://www.lostamerica.com/technique.html for all his tips and tricks

Here is one of his shots
Title: Re: NIGHT Shots - Merwevile
Post by: madmike999 on March 22, 2011, 11:05:20 am
some stuff i did when there was still a E6 in Pretoria, so need to get it done with digital soon, any pointers?
Title: Re: NIGHT Shots - Merwevile
Post by: ®©errie on March 24, 2011, 02:13:26 pm
Last year October, just outside Merweville

(http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv57/rcerrie/Verneukpan%202010/18a.jpg)
Title: Re: NIGHT Shots - Merwevile
Post by: Harry the Buffalo on March 24, 2011, 02:55:06 pm
Thanks for sharing - blerrie nice pics you took :thumleft:
Yeh :thumleft: Thanks for sharing! Great pix :thumleft: