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    Shooting at night

    Did these a while back for fun. It was so dark I could hardly see my feet!

    GRD2 ISO 80 60s f2.4 11.15 at night and a lot of pp



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    Re: Shooting at night

    The light at night can be pretty, like in your first one above which I like a lot.
    Here is one of mine. 60s at ISO200. So it was pretty dark. (About 2h work to clean the image from hotspots).


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    Re: Shooting at night

    Will,
    The 2nd image has a Close Encounter kinda feeling about it....
    Nice, very nice.....

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    Re: Shooting at night

    Thanks sizifo, they can have quite an etherial look about them. Yours is another good example.

    Streetshooter I see what you mean. I think the apparently blazingly bright light coming from the window looks very strange. It was of course only a fairly subdued light in reality. It really is hard to appreciate just how dark it was. Amazing what these digital sensors can pick up.

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    Re: Shooting at night

    Will, it's amazing what sensors actually record. I think that's the main reason I went digital many years ago. Look at your images and you can clearly see details in the shadows and even more importantly...the colors....
    Just wonderful.......
    Don

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    Re: Shooting at night

    Why would you not be able to do the same with film?

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    Re: Shooting at night

    Well, film would never record as well....
    Besides at 60sec that Will used...reciprocity would come into play and then the shadows would muddy up even with a Pyro developer.

    Digital trips me out,.. when I make images like the above.....it's soooo dark and then the details are in the image.....geeze....that's gonna always be a wonderful thing to me....
    I might be 60yo but still in amazement of the photographic process and just like a kid....
    that there be the SH*T.....
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    Re: Shooting at night

    I may be wrong but I can't remember being able to take film and pushing it far enough to the the sort of images shown here in that low a light. Maybe there was very specialist film available that could do it but even if there were the point is that with ordinary sensors, not specialist equipment, it can now be achieved.

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    Re: Shooting at night

    Will, absolutely correct. I have mixed my own developers for over 40 years and still have many lbs of stuff down in the dungeon....
    Even with a Metol/Pyro developer or even an Amidol Pyro mix....you could never get that separation and then again of course if you could...it would still be B&W. For any color process....it could never happen.....

    By the way and I say this quietly.....
    The DP sensors are superb at low light....shhhhh

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