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    Whow... Those are some super nice pictures EZ !!!
    Indeed desktop material !!

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    Every time I look at this I hear "freeze Megatron"

    Haha!! That's good Beamhead.

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    Really Nice shoots,thanx for the high res.


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    Saved!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ez78 View Post
    Yes, it's a blue painted pylon. Here is a photo of a same type power pylon. They are pretty tall too.

    http://www.surgeon.fi/images/rajasaari_1.JPG

    Clouds were very low when I took those shots. Maybe 100-200 meters.
    Wow, those are some really low lying clouds. I don't even think clouds in my area get that low. It would be really neat to get some shots off the california coastline, where clouds can get really low in the winter months within ~50 meters some times.
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    That blue pylon cloud shot is just fantastic, ez! Superb!
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    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.

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    That's a nice beam and shadow on the cloud, ScottFHall. Would you mind taking another pic at ISO100 for low noise?
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    Thanks ez78
    that is my desktop now


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    Default Re: Cloud bounce beamshots!!

    ScottFHall, nice beams. Maybe a bit more exposure time would have revealed the water vapor shredding action even better.

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    Nice shots ScottFHall. If the camera is on a tripod and the light is also still, it's preferable to shoot at a low ISO/ASA to reduce noise/graining and longer shutter speed.

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    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.

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScottFHall View Post
    I'm afraid my digital camera has limited exposure control--the longest shutter speed available is 1/2 second
    Does it have a star/night sky mode? Or if you've got the software you could merge a bunch of ISO 100 shots.
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    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.

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    Hey, that's a better range of choices than I'd hoped for. Sounds like you're going to have some fun testing them.
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    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.
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    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?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScottFHall View Post
    Is it just me or does that big smokestack in Finland up above look like a filtered cigarette?
    Now that you mention it... yeah, I guess so. It's certainly got a number of the right characteristics.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ScottFHall View Post
    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?
    its even got a glowing red tip... ahahah

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    Quote Originally Posted by ez78 View Post
    This is the manufacturer's page.

    http://www.sh-nicell.com/sdp/108710/...01-542285.html

    I think someone managed to order one by sending email to them. I think price was 700-800 usd. I bought mine used from the CPF market place.
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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ez78 View Post



    Waaay cool ez78! You've really got a collection of sweet pictures. A couple of my favorite beamshots ever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fyrstormer View Post
    Do you have a high-resolution version of this image? That would make a good desktop wallpaper for my computer.
    Is that a cloud or pollution...looks too low to be a cloud? really neat pic.

    Last edited by Arnulf; 01-13-2010 at 09:53 AM.

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    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
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arnulf View Post
    Is that a cloud or pollution...looks too low to be a cloud?
    I think it's a cloud. Did you see the first picture from the same post? The first is clearly a cloud and I don't believe they have a big pollution problem in Finland.

    It is a great picture though, isn't it!
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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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patriot View Post
    I think it's a cloud. Did you see the first picture from the same post? The first is clearly a cloud and I don't believe they have a big pollution problem in Finland.

    It is a great picture though, isn't it!
    Those are some low hanging clouds...looks like they are not much higher than the tower.....I seen the smoke stack pic and I assumed it was a heavy industrial area....yeah....very cool picture.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ez78 View Post
    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.
    Ok...just clouds that have rolled in off the ocean.

    We have a population of Finlanders here in Upper Michigan....nice folks.....some have intermarried with our Indians....we call them Findians.

    What is "LarryK14 type 600W halogen spotlight" ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arnulf View Post

    We have a population of Finlanders here in Upper Michigan....nice folks.....some have intermarried with our Indians....we call them Findians.

    What is "LarryK14 type 600W halogen spotlight" ?

    Findians, cool.

    I highly recommend the Larryk 600W spotlight modification. Here is the thread:

    http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/...d.php?t=111545

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