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Who's the 'Darkest' Photographer of them all?
Poll ended at Wed Nov 30, 2011 10:59 pm
bmx4130crmo 3%  3%  [ 3 ]
jamabikes 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
.jan 10%  10%  [ 9 ]
Jussa 3%  3%  [ 3 ]
landsbee 1%  1%  [ 1 ]
lewis1641 18%  18%  [ 16 ]
mikee 6%  6%  [ 5 ]
oneschnark 2%  2%  [ 2 ]
Radoslaw 14%  14%  [ 13 ]
Shamus 4%  4%  [ 4 ]
Sizzle-Chest 13%  13%  [ 12 ]
stefan9113 3%  3%  [ 3 ]
the beaver 9%  9%  [ 8 ]
wtb_rider 12%  12%  [ 11 ]
Total votes : 90
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 17, 2011 12:06 am 
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Wow, that's fantastic, Jussa!!! I also had a hard time deciding which one to choose. Here's a couple of my rejects. I would like to see some other night shots if people have them!

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Some great shots, almost Sci-Fi meets paranormal :)


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Jan or Radoslaw for me , it's more natural , great atmosphere ..


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all great entries this month.

for me, bmx4130cro mo.

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Quite impressed by those pics!! Very hard to choose, but finally have voted for Lewis1641. Wish I knew how to take those pics, thanks guys!


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Quite impressed by those pics!! Very hard to choose, but finally have voted for Lewis1641. Wish I knew how to take those pics, thanks guys!


maybee some of those great photographers can tells us their secrets...


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thanks for the votes chaps.

my picture was taken it the pitch black (to tghe point a passing motorist thought i was a dog that had been run over by a car! - she coulnt see the bike or camera at all.

i set the camera up for a long exposure (shutter is open longer than usual so to allow more light to enter the camera).
with a long exposure the camera needs to be steady so i used a tripod.

i used manual focus as it was so dark the camera wouldnt focus.

the shutter had a delay too.

press the shutter, ran to the bike then shined a torch along the tubes, illuminating the bike quite well.

that left a ghostlike image of me alongside my bike but i was far enough away from it to allow me to crop that out.

the sky was more luck than judgement!

my camera is a nikon d40 - it is a dslr one but as far as i know the cheapest one you can buy


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Long exposure (very slow shutter speed) is the key, including my photo. I've shoot in my case @ 1min opened shutter and quite high ISO (800) because was so darn dark plus f9 aperture to get focused on everything and keep good depth in field. I haven't had tripod, just put down camera on ground and let her work while lying in my tent :wink:


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trip wrote:
Quite impressed by those pics!! Very hard to choose, but finally have voted for Lewis1641. Wish I knew how to take those pics, thanks guys!


maybee some of those great photographers can tells us their secrets...


Some good shots, mine was set on a 15 Second exposure, Tripod mount, hardest part was navigating the woods to stop after the flash operated, all my night vision went and purple spots was all i could see lol, the light trail is from a cateye front light unit, good fun, looking forward to more photo-competitions.

Its also nice that whilst a pristine retroride does photo well in BOTM, this one does give the opportunity for us to have bit of fun in the mix :)

Great work and great photos :)


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I set a long exposure with a 10 second delay, low ISO and high f stop. I turned my bike lights on and when the camera flashed, I slowly walked the bike backwards and out of the shot, letting the camera capture the city.


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