Victoria Harbor Hong Kong

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by BadKarMah, Jan 8, 2013.

  1. BadKarMah

    BadKarMah Mu-43 Regular

    Sep 20, 2012
    Wasn't sure what setting to use for the two peak shots, I first tried auto, but I think it used iso 1600 f/1.4 @ 80 or so. I set it to manual and tried ISO 200, f/1.4 and 1/20.
    What are your thoughts on what is the cleanest setting to use.

    The two shots from the ferry were ISO 2000, f/1.4 and 1/60.




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  2. BadKarMah

    BadKarMah Mu-43 Regular

    Sep 20, 2012
    correction, one of the peak shots were at ISO 640, f/1.4 @ 1/20.
  3. hkpzee

    hkpzee Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 5, 2011
    Hong Kong
    Like the shots taken from the ferry, especially the last one, capturing that classic sail boat...
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  4. DavidBB

    DavidBB Mu-43 Regular

    Sep 14, 2012
    Toronto, Canada
    Nice shots!.

    I'm not a pro, but what I normally do for night photography is following the night photography tips:
    Use tripod,
    Use manual mode
    Use ISO 200
    Set Metering to "Muti-segment"
    set the aperture to F8-F11 (whichever settings that give the lens highest resolutions)
    Adjust the Shutter speed to make sure the Ex Comp hits "0"
    Set graduation to "Low Key"
    Set saturation to +1
    Set sharpness to +1
    Play around with the contrast setting

    I would add ND filter to lower down the shutter speed to 5s or 10s.

    If I don't have remote wireless, set "anti-shock" to 8 secs to prevent blur picture.

    This setting has helped me overcome the limitation of E-PL2

    Below is the picture I took from my Condominium on the snowy night in Toronto, there is nothing spectacular about this pic, i just wanted to test out the settings.
    Due to ISO noise on E-PL2, I had to lower the shutter speed while maintaining the Fstop at F8.
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  5. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
    Beautiful shots! :cool:
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  6. incabloc

    incabloc Mu-43 Top Veteran

    May 21, 2012
    Beautiful! Especially like the last two.
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  7. Such a spectacular skyline. Great work.
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  8. gotak

    gotak Mu-43 Regular

    Nov 28, 2012
    Does that junk with the red lighted sails always try to get into a photo? I have something almost exactly the same from almost 2 years ago.

    I see the air pollution gods were in your favour. My victoria harbour shots have a nice warm glow from the smog :p
  9. David

    David Mu-43 Veteran

    Jun 22, 2011
    I was there 12 months ago in the harbour. Lovely shot. the OMD5 definetly
    have the good dynamic range.....
  10. BadKarMah

    BadKarMah Mu-43 Regular

    Sep 20, 2012
    Yes, we got lucky. It was cold and perhaps this helped lift the smog/fog that night. The red junk just happened to sail across my line of sight.