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PF Photo Contest - Night Light (8/11-8/17)

  1. Aug 11, 2018 #1

    ZapperZ

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    Night Light

    This week, your photos must depict a scene at night with illuminated objects, either by its own light, and/or light from another source. You must clearly show that this was taken at night, so it must show an outdoor scene.

    Contest Rules:

    1. Any digital photo or digitally-scanned photo relevant to the theme will be accepted within the contest period. In case there's a gray area, or you're not sure if the picture is suitable, check with me first.

    2. Please resize your digital photo to no more than 800 x 600 or 600 x 800 pixels. You may also crop your picture if you wish. You are also allowed to adjust the brightness and contrast of your picture but these should not dramatically alter the look of the picture. But other than those, any form of picture editing or modification is not allowed. This is a photo contest, not a picture editing/special effect contest. You may add a watermark or your name/nickname to the photo for identification purposes.

    3. Upload your photos to any of the photo servers such as imageshack or photobucket. Then post it the relevant contest thread and link your picture using the img command. PM me if you do not know how. Alternatively, you may simply upload your image file to PF, and then have the full image displayed in your post.

    4. Only ONE picture per member per contest. Once a picture is posted, it cannot be changed other than a total withdrawl by that member from that week's photo contest. Exceptions will be made for modification to comply with the rules, such as resizing.

    5. At the end of the contest period, I will open a poll and every PF member can vote for the picture they like best.

    6. Note that in case we have a large number of entries, I will do the polling in more than one thread. If that's the case, you can vote in each of the polling threads. The photos will be assigned in the polling threads in the order they were submitted.

    7. The photo of the subject must be something that you took directly, not via in intermediary medium, and not taken by someone else. Unless otherwise noted, a photo of another photo, painting, print, etc. does not qualify.

    8. You can use a picture only once. Once it is used in a contest, it cannot be reused in another contest.

    9. Please post only pictures meant for submission in this thread. Photos not meant for submission must not be posted in the contest thread. Posting of more than one photos by a member may result in an automatic disqualification from the week's contest.

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  3. Aug 11, 2018 #2

    Janus

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    Vegas from a couple of years ago.
     
  4. Aug 12, 2018 #3

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  5. Aug 15, 2018 #4

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  6. Aug 16, 2018 #5

    Wrichik Basu

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    Generally with the cameras we have, it is difficult to take night shots, even with a tripod.

    This was taken in Munsiyari, Uttarakhand, India:

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    The lights on the other side of the mountains looked amazing just before the first light of the Sun lit up the sky.
     
  7. Aug 16, 2018 #6

    davenn

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    what sort of camera is it ?

    Upping the ISO and/or slowing the shutter speed does wonders :smile:
     
  8. Aug 16, 2018 #7

    davenn

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    My Flower Girl :smile:

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  9. Aug 16, 2018 #8

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    Distant lights along bay. Balcony overhead neon and candle. There was too much blue light in flash photo.
     
  10. Aug 16, 2018 #9

    Wrichik Basu

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    It is a digital camera, not DSLR. To be exact, Panasonic FZ70.

    I have done everything I could with ISO and shutter speeds. The problem is this: you set a timer, press the button and let the camera be on the tripod, with your hands off the tripod. Even then, somehow the system moves, and the picture gets absolutely blurred.

    Only the preset handheld night shot option works to some extent. This was taken using that setting.
     
  11. Aug 17, 2018 #10

    ZapperZ

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    Final day to submit your photo for this contest.

    Zz.
     
  12. Aug 17, 2018 #11

    epenguin

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    This should normally be fully illuminated but the Earth was getting in the way when I took this on 27 July this year


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    (Little experience of this sort of photography, fairly ornery camera with telephoto zoom, crummy 6-inch tripod making it difficult to point, difficult controls of timer so didn't get many).
     
  13. Aug 17, 2018 #12

    DennisN

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    I'm going out now to take some night photos, I'll be back. :smile:
    Thanks @ZapperZ for this contest, otherwise I would have stayed home watching youtube videos :biggrin:.
     
  14. Aug 17, 2018 #13

    DennisN

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    There was a free concert in the city around midnight, so I took a photo of the audience illuminated by lights:
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  15. Aug 17, 2018 #14

    davenn

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    nice spur of the moment pic, @DennisN :smile:
     
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