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Old 01-17-2011, 01:24 AM   #12
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A cable release is obviously a priority for these long exposures. That goes without saying. I have a hard time keeping the camera still even on a Manfrotto tripod when I'm not using a release. Perhaps that's just me.

As Chris said, you're going to have to be somewhere that is literally pitch black. A distant street light will cause problems. You'd be surprised how the littlest sources of light play a big role in the end result.

In my Hawks Nest photo at night, the scene was pitch black to me, but in the 14 minutes the shutter was open, it really lit up the sky. It gave it a sunset appearance, despite the sun setting over an hour before the photo was taken.

When I got the iPhone and back on my computer, I'll type more. You may also want to take a look at my tutorial.

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