Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/09/25

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Subject: [Leica] carcassone at night...
From: joecodi at (J. Codispoti)
Date: Sat Sep 25 12:03:17 2004

To expand slightly on Ted's suggested technique,
the opportune time is when the skylight is about
equal to the artificial illumination in the scene
(depending on certain conditions, about 15-20
minutes after sunset).

While at Brooks Institute we had to photograph a
"Night Gas Station" showing detail in the
building, the outline of the hills behind it, and
artificial lights in the station at near normal
intensity while maintaining a night atmosphere.

Of course the assignment came before the lecture
and instruction on how to execute the photo. It
was after labored darkroom work that we learned
that timing was the key to well balanced lighting
in the scene.



-----Original Message-----
Steve Barbour showed:
Subject: [Leica] carcassone at night...

> I added an image to the folder from France...

Hi Steve,
Very interesting shot. However a small suggestion.

When shooting this kind of situation try and do
the exposure while there's
still some light in the sky behind the castle in
this case.  Now I don't
mean right as the sun has gone below the horizon.
But when you can still see
some light as this helps lift the outline of the
building or cityscape clean
from the background rather than being completely
black as here.

This is particularly important when shooting
colour. Besides the faint light
in the sky area keeps life in that area rather
than dead black.  Other than
for that for next time, it's well done.

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