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Promature

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Post Your Christmas Lights! - Constructive Criticism Welcome
« on: December 19, 2013, 07:17:34 AM »
Took at about 9pm last night.  I hope to do a little better tonight and go out early AM when the ocean breeze is calm.  Then I might be able to stop the lens down and take a longer exposure.  Shot with 10-22mm @ 10mm, f/5.6, 1.3sec, ISO 400.
« Last Edit: December 20, 2013, 06:38:12 AM by Promature »
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Post Your Christmas Lights! - Constructive Criticism Welcome
« on: December 19, 2013, 07:17:34 AM »

Promature

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Re: Post Your Christmas Lights! - Constructive Critism Welcome
« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2013, 06:37:44 AM »
Got a chance to get back to the Mansion tonight.  Four shots with the EF-S 10-22mm below have no post-processing other than cropping and lens profile correction.

First & Second shot:
10mm
f/16
20 sec
ISO 100

Third & Fourth shot:
14mm
f/16
10 sec
ISO 100
« Last Edit: December 20, 2013, 06:39:50 AM by Promature »
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Re: Post Your Christmas Lights! - Constructive Criticism Welcome
« Reply #2 on: December 25, 2013, 03:17:17 PM »
Taken last night, Christmas Eve. An annual luminaria lighting held at Tumacacori Mission National Historic Park in southern Arizona.

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Re: Post Your Christmas Lights! - Constructive Criticism Welcome
« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2013, 03:43:20 PM »
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Re: Post Your Christmas Lights! - Constructive Criticism Welcome
« Reply #4 on: December 24, 2014, 01:17:28 AM »
Let's see if we can revive this for Christmas 2014. I did this inside my loft - the background is a large photo I have in a window lit by an LCD panel underneath. The nativity scene is a small carving - about 2 inches big. I lit it with a candle (blocking the front of the candle with my hand with a black glove).

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Re: Post Your Christmas Lights! - Constructive Criticism Welcome
« Reply #5 on: December 24, 2014, 03:49:29 AM »
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Re: Post Your Christmas Lights! - Constructive Criticism Welcome
« Reply #6 on: December 25, 2014, 06:46:31 PM »
I went back this Christmas Eve to Tumacacori Mission. Last year (post three above) I got a good shot of the exterior. This time I got a clean shot of the interior by being there right at closing as the people were leaving.

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Re: Post Your Christmas Lights! - Constructive Criticism Welcome
« Reply #6 on: December 25, 2014, 06:46:31 PM »

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Re: Post Your Christmas Lights! - Constructive Criticism Welcome
« Reply #7 on: December 25, 2014, 08:27:29 PM »
A multitude of lights for this house!
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Re: Post Your Christmas Lights! - Constructive Critism Welcome
« Reply #8 on: December 25, 2014, 10:22:33 PM »
Got a chance to get back to the Mansion tonight.  Four shots with the EF-S 10-22mm below have no post-processing other than cropping and lens profile correction.

First & Second shot:
10mm
f/16
20 sec
ISO 100

Third & Fourth shot:
14mm
f/16
10 sec
ISO 100

Very nice.  Try photographing holiday lights before it's completely dark out.  You don't want too much sun either though.  There's a sweet spot.  The sky will be dark, but still a bit blue.

The idea is to get just enough light to show the house, lawn, etc. while not overpowering the lights.

I think you'll like the result.

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Re: Post Your Christmas Lights! - Constructive Criticism Welcome
« Reply #9 on: December 25, 2017, 11:03:23 AM »
I am resurrecting the old Christmas light thread to see if we can get more people to jump in. After missing the last two years, I returned last night (Christmas Eve) to the old mission for the annual luminarias (see previous year posts above).

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Re: Post Your Christmas Lights! - Constructive Criticism Welcome
« Reply #10 on: December 25, 2017, 07:39:51 PM »
I took some pictures of two houses across the street from mine.

http://www.stevelee.name/christmas2017/index.html

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Re: Post Your Christmas Lights! - Constructive Criticism Welcome
« Reply #11 on: December 25, 2017, 07:45:14 PM »
Great shots, everyone.  Keep posting.   8)

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Re: Post Your Christmas Lights! - Constructive Criticism Welcome
« Reply #12 on: December 25, 2017, 09:14:45 PM »
From Ventura Harbor last year. couldn't make it up there this year. The last one is my "Rudolf" in the rigging.

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Re: Post Your Christmas Lights! - Constructive Criticism Welcome
« Reply #12 on: December 25, 2017, 09:14:45 PM »

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Re: Post Your Christmas Lights! - Constructive Criticism Welcome
« Reply #13 on: December 26, 2017, 01:20:36 AM »
I have taken many pictures of the holiday lights near the city hall in Honolulu, but I won’t get them edited and posted until I get back home.

I did some bracketing, and it appears that about one stop underexposed on my G7X II is about right to keep down the spreading of the images of the lights themselves. I shoot RAW, so pulling the highlight slider to the left will likely help that, too. I probably am not losing any shadow detail in the process, not any I care about. From experience I think I am likely to pull the black slider left a maybe even the shadow slide a little left rather than right. Much of the time in editing, I’m aiming to make the picture look like things looked to me at the time I took it.

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Re: Post Your Christmas Lights! - Constructive Criticism Welcome
« Reply #13 on: December 26, 2017, 01:20:36 AM »