*Entry Thread* Mini-Challenge #83: "Nighttime"

dseidmandseidman Danny Seidman PhotographyPosts: 824Registered Users Major grins
edited October 21, 2009 in The Dgrin Challenges
Welcome to Round #83 of the Dgrin mini-challenges.

This challenge is open to any Dgrin member. It will run from now Tuesday, October 6, 9:30 pm, PDT time to Tuesday, October 20, 9:30 pm, PDT. (2 weeks)

The topic ready for your interpretation: Nighttime

Your Judge:
-dseidman (Danny)

As day turns to night, a whole new array of photographic opportunities present themselves. This is a time that calls for experimentation and creativity that often yields highly unique photographs. It seems all too common that photographers will pack up their gear and head home once the sun has set and darkness moves in. For those of you who have stayed behind, I’d love to see what you’ve produced.


The examples I have posted below are landscapes and cityscapes but you are welcome to make the subject whatever you'd like as long as it's apparent that you were shooting under the conditions of night. Also, please refrain from posting sunrise or sunset photos.


An hour's worth of air traffic over Seattle.
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Mount Rainier illuminated by a starry sky.
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The moon rising behind Seattle's Space Needle during the lunar solstice.
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Double Arch in Arches N.P. as seen under moonlight.
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Guidelines:
1. Enter 1-3 photos and put them in a single post.
2. Either embed your image in the thread or, if you must, supply a link to it. Keep in mind, however, most people don't want to click to open photos hosted elsewhere (i.e. on your website).
3. Also try and resize your photos prior to posting so they're sized appropriately for viewing without having to scroll (~800 pixels on the longest side works best.)
4. Give each image you enter a title.
5. Enjoy discussion with members about their images, dont let this just be an entry thread!
6. Dont be hesitant, share'em and enter!
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Comments

  • ic4uic4u Major grins Lago Vista, TXPosts: 1,455Registered Users Major grins
    edited October 7, 2009
    I think you just won your own contest:D bowdown.gifbowdown.gifbowdown.gif WOW!
    Karin


    "Dance like no one is watching. Sing like no one is listening. Love like you've never been hurt and live like it's heaven on Earth." — Mark Twain
  • SmithySmithy Major grins Posts: 144Registered Users Major grins
    edited October 7, 2009
    How, may I ask, do you do this?

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    Without getting any streaking? Is your camera mounted to a telescope that allows an obscene amount of light to the sensor in a short time? I would love to shoot something like this but don't understand the method.
    Fujifilm Finepix S100fs

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  • CloudnineCloudnine Big grins Posts: 30Registered Users Big grins
    edited October 7, 2009
    'Flaring' at the ConocoPhillips gas plant lights up the midnight sky over Darwin, Australia

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    To put this in context, view related images at

    http://www.cloudninephotography.com.au/Newest-work/The-Top-End/


    Circular Quay during Vivid Sydney, Australia
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    'Purple haze', Bathurst Street, Sydney, Australia

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  • ghinsonghinson pǝuɹnʇdn Posts: 933Registered Users Major grins
    edited October 7, 2009
    Excellent choice.

    My entry is the moon silhouetted behind a local lighthouse.

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    uosuıɥ ƃǝɹƃ
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  • TangoTango Major grins Posts: 4,592Registered Users Major grins
    edited October 7, 2009
    ic4u wrote:
    I think you just won your own contest:D bowdown.gifbowdown.gifbowdown.gif WOW!
    lol3.gif ya Danny wth!
    Aaron Nelson
  • DsrtVWDsrtVW Light Stalking Posts: 1,990Registered Users Major grins
    edited October 7, 2009
    Nighttime shots
    Carquinez Strait
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    2009
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    Orbs
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    Chris K. NANPA Member
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  • KevXmanKevXman Always grinning! Posts: 945Registered Users Major grins
    edited October 7, 2009
    Here's a few of mine.

    Silver Diner
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    Dulles International Airport
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    — Kevin
    Enjoy today, tomorrow is not guaranteed.

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  • bf2015bf2015 Major grins Posts: 523Registered Users Major grins
    edited October 7, 2009
    Nightfall

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    Beacon of Light

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    Snoqualmie Falls

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  • KinkajouKinkajou Major grins Posts: 1,240Registered Users Major grins
    edited October 7, 2009
    Ha! I read the theme as "Nightmare" not "Nighttime" - caught up in the Halloween fever, I guess... so, edited to supply this instead:

    The Hippodrome
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    Bike
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    Downtown
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    I know I can't compare to you guys, but if I stop entering I stop learning, right? bowdown.gif
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  • Roaddog 52Roaddog 52 Major grins Posts: 309Registered Users Major grins
    edited October 8, 2009
    I fiqure I should get mine onboard now before it really gets loaded up with Seattle area images.

    Emerald City in Blue;

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    Spinnin Wheel @ the Needle

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    Big Dipper and moonlight @ the Badlands

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    I don't know where I'm goin, but I'm goin anyway.
  • anonymouscubananonymouscuban Inner Tube Pilot Porter Ranch, CaliforniaPosts: 4,586Registered Users, Retired Mod Major grins
    edited October 8, 2009
    I'll play...

    Lights of San Francisco (pano)

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    Pasadena City Hall

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    Grifith Observatory

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  • sgonensgonen Image is everything Posts: 178Registered Users Major grins
    edited October 8, 2009
    Well if Danny is running the show ... I must submit something:

    Abraham
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    Full Moon
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    Benched
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  • MooreDrivenMooreDriven Major grins Posts: 260Registered Users Major grins
    edited October 9, 2009
    Truly some awesome shots in this contest. I'll post a few of my humble shots.

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    Good luck everyone.
  • gecko0gecko0 Major grins Posts: 383Registered Users Major grins
    edited October 9, 2009
    my first challenge entries on this forum...:D


    a few night shots from San Francisco:




    #1

    The Bridge

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    #2

    The Palace

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    and one from my city...

    #3 The Capitol

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    #1 and #2 taken with an XSi and 24-70mm 2.8L. #3 taken with kit lens 18-55mm IS. C&C welcome and thanks for looking!
    Canon 7D and some stuff that sticks on the end of it.
  • BenjerBenjer Begrinner Posts: 275Registered Users Major grins
    edited October 9, 2009
    Cool topic and some great shots so far! Time to dig or get off my butt and get out after dark! For starters:

    A moonlight wake
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    didn't do much for editing except crop in close and convert to b&w. oh, and cloned out an extraneous branch. somehow it looks more like a screen print than a photograph.
    Nikon D300, 17-35, 24-70, 70-200, 105 Macro, Tokina 11-16, Lensbaby, iPhone!
  • moose135moose135 Major grins Long Island, NY, Charlotte, NC and points between...Posts: 1,346Registered Users Major grins
    edited October 9, 2009
    Some terrific shots so far! I really like shooting at night, so let me throw my hat into the ring...

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    All three shot with a Canon 40D and the old 18-55mm kit lens.
  • coscorrosacoscorrosa Major grins Posts: 2,284Registered Users Major grins
    edited October 10, 2009
    Here's my entry lol3.gif

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    OK, I'm kidding. I'll have to recuse myself from this challenge since I know Danny personally (as the above photo would indicate). Great topic though.
  • nightpixelsnightpixels NASA Grinner Posts: 536Registered Users Major grins
    edited October 10, 2009
    Here are mine:

    1) Montmartre Stairs at Night, Paris, France

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    2) Pyramid of the Louvre Museum at Night, Paris, France:

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    3) Eiffel Tower at Night, Paris, France

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  • sbargesbarge Big grins Posts: 78Registered Users Big grins
    edited October 10, 2009
    Wow, amazing entries. Certainly some of these are the most beautiful nighttime shots I've ever seen.

    In order to learn and get better, I must try. Here are some of mine

    1. 16th Street Mall in Denver during the Christmas season
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    2. Denver City and County Building, lit up for the Christmas season

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    3. Pearl Street Mall in Boulder, CO

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    4. Inside the Eisenhower Tunnel along I70, west of Denver. This tunnel is at an elevation of over 11,000 feet and is about 1.7 miles long.

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  • Random PixelRandom Pixel Beginner grinner Posts: 3Registered Users Beginner grinner
    edited October 12, 2009
    I call this "Silly String" but is is actually a 4 second exposure of a bunch of bugs flying in front of a light on a summers night. In the hi-res version, you can actually see the wing flaps of one of the larger bugs.
  • Random PixelRandom Pixel Beginner grinner Posts: 3Registered Users Beginner grinner
    edited October 12, 2009
    I didint mean to put this in a second time. Sorry. I dont see how to delete it.

    How do yo put more than one image in a post and put comment son top of it. (a bit confused. sorry)
  • dseidmandseidman Danny Seidman Photography Posts: 824Registered Users Major grins
    edited October 13, 2009
    ic4u wrote:
    I think you just won your own contest:D bowdown.gifbowdown.gifbowdown.gif WOW!

    You're too kind. :D
    However, you spoke too soon as there are plenty of great entries in this thread already.
  • dseidmandseidman Danny Seidman Photography Posts: 824Registered Users Major grins
    edited October 13, 2009
    Smithy wrote:
    How, may I ask, do you do this?


    Without getting any streaking? Is your camera mounted to a telescope that allows an obscene amount of light to the sensor in a short time? I would love to shoot something like this but don't understand the method.

    To get stationary star shots under very dark conditions such as in the above photo, you need to push your camera to its limits. I shot this at f/4 (wide open) and ISO 5000 for 25 seconds. This is pretty much the longest exposure time I could have before star streaks would become noticeable at my chosen focal length (17mm on full frame).
  • dseidmandseidman Danny Seidman Photography Posts: 824Registered Users Major grins
    edited October 13, 2009
    lol3.gif ya Danny wth!

    Well you know how it's done now since we've shot the Milky Way together. mwink.gif
  • dseidmandseidman Danny Seidman Photography Posts: 824Registered Users Major grins
    edited October 13, 2009
    coscorrosa wrote:
    Here's my entry lol3.gif



    OK, I'm kidding. I'll have to recuse myself from this challenge since I know Danny personally (as the above photo would indicate). Great topic though.

    I don't think you could have chosen a funnier entry than that. Thanks for the laugh.
  • dseidmandseidman Danny Seidman Photography Posts: 824Registered Users Major grins
    edited October 13, 2009
    I'm loving everyone's submissions so far. Keep them coming!
  • Luke J. PhotographyLuke J. Photography Sports Photographer Posts: 204Registered Users Major grins
    edited October 13, 2009
  • SmithySmithy Major grins Posts: 144Registered Users Major grins
    edited October 13, 2009
    dseidman wrote:
    To get stationary star shots under very dark conditions such as in the above photo, you need to push your camera to its limits. I shot this at f/4 (wide open) and ISO 5000 for 25 seconds. This is pretty much the longest exposure time I could have before star streaks would become noticeable at my chosen focal length (17mm on full frame).

    Thank you for the tip - I'll have to try it when I get a clear sky here in a couple days. Overcast for a week now. :bluduh
    Fujifilm Finepix S100fs

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  • Rob ZijlstraRob Zijlstra Big grins Posts: 28Registered Users Big grins
    edited October 13, 2009
    Copus steel factory in IJmuiden

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    Let's eat!

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    Regards
    Rob
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    Regards,
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  • dlsdls undisciplined Posts: 385Registered Users Major grins
    edited October 14, 2009
    Okay. I must be crazy to enter this challenge with so many incredible entries. But I love the topic, and all these entries are quite inspiring (for both light-deprived photography and travel).

    So here goes:

    1. Science World and the Vancouver skyline

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    2. Winter camping at Artist Point (by moonlight)

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    3. Busking at the steps of Prague Castle

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    Being a relative noobie to this (and any) photography forums, please forgive me if my initial attempts at uploading is somewhat suboptimal... If this does not work well, maybe it would be an indictment of my ability to follow directions...
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