Really Nice shoots,thanx for the high res.
Complete lost to the light delusion.
I like big bulbs and I can not lie, you other brothers can't deny!
That blue pylon cloud shot is just fantastic, ez! Superb!
Resistance is futile...
Kramer5150 and Everyone: A new cold front rolled in tonight with potential to make snowflakes fall tomorrow--yes--central Florida! The clouds are heavy and low so I took the Sunforce 25,000,000 candlepower HID spotlight out. I have four ASA 1600 1/2 second 12 megapixel digital exposures here: three of them show the top of my eucalyptus tree casting a shadow right onto the cloud and the fourth is a shot of the beam just shredding the heck out of water vapor directly overhead.
Floating H20, go ahead: make my day!
That's a nice beam and shadow on the cloud, ScottFHall. Would you mind taking another pic at ISO100 for low noise?
that is my desktop now
you know your a flashaholic when - you have a desktop on your computer, of a beamshot from someone on the otherside of the world
flashlight collector by day
flashlight user by night
ScottFHall, nice beams. Maybe a bit more exposure time would have revealed the water vapor shredding action even better.
Right, right, sorry about the grain in my photos. I'm afraid my digital camera has limited exposure control--the longest shutter speed available is 1/2 second and then my options are to set ASA from 100 to 1600. I tried 100 but it didn't provide enough exposure tim so I resorted to 1600 to maximize light absorption over the course of 1/2 second. Next time around, I will try some intermediate ASA numbers to reduce the grain some.
Thanks for the big-ups on these pics, though: it was really an amazing sight to see here in person.
Me and my 400W HID went for a walk tonight. Weather was so cold(-19C) that there were totally no clouds anywhere. Luckily I still found some smoke on the sky so I immediately unleashed some serious lumens on it. This is not really a cloud bounce but still something similar. The tower is 75 meters tall.
Last edited by ez78; 01-10-2010 at 03:04 PM.
TorchBoy--ah, yes, yes. I stand corrected. I dug deeper into my digital and I did find a second set of menus hidden in there which allow me to choose some dark options: night shot, night portrait, candlelight, fireworks. Chances are one of those is going to be fine grained and allow for longer exposures--I will definitely try these settings out next time I take the Sunforce 25,000,000 cp spotlight out for cloud bounce shots.
Hey, that's a better range of choices than I'd hoped for. Sounds like you're going to have some fun testing them.
Night shot would be the most appropriate for this, but will not be fine grained. Make sure you use a tripod, as the exposure time will likely be a few seconds long.
Time flies like an arrow, fruit flies like a banana.
Oh yeah, I'm already using a tripod in the current pics and the self-timer so that the camera settles down by the time the shooting starts.
Is it just me or does that big smokestack in Finland up above look like a filtered cigarette?
I thought I had heard previously that they would sell individual lights as a so called " sample". Correct me if I'm wrong on this.
Polarion PH50 & Night Reaper, AE Xenide 20w, POB 35W, SL Scorpion, SL-35X, POB 55W, Jet Beam Jet-1, DEFT HO, "X", & EDC LR, REV Victor Enthusiast, MULE 35/80W HID, Maxa Beam MBS-410.
I can hit some low clouds with my Stanley, I'm installing the 4300k bulb this weekend so I'll see if I can contribute to this
Full Size: Quark AA/^2 Tactical (Neutral White XP-E), Surefire 6P w/ NB XP-G (4000k), QTL (XP-G)
Small Lights: L3 Illumination L10 (Nichia 219)
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It's just the low lying clouds on the coast of Helsinki. The pylon is almost standing in the sea actually. I don't think we have any pollution here, it's a small city with not much people and only couple of cars.
Last edited by Arnulf; 01-13-2010 at 03:11 PM.
I highly recommend the Larryk 600W spotlight modification. Here is the thread: