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    Default Random night shots

    Went out tonight to practice my night photography a bit (since 99% of them come out guff). The cloudy sky didn't help as everything got a "nice" glowing orange background, but I got a couple of reasonable shots:


    Canon EOS 350D, 90mm, f/4, 3.2s, ISO 400


    Canon EOS 350D, 75mm, f/4.5, 1/3s, ISO 1600

    Anyone recognise the location?


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    Runcorn-Widnes Bridge and Elsemere Port are my guesses!

    If you shoot RAW, you can reduce the orange glow later in Photoshop. Alternatively you can try altering the white balance settings on the camera at the time of taking the shots.

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    Butcher mate, fantastic shots.

    Is the first one taken from the West Bank, looking east? If so, where did you take it from? Never seen one from that angle before. Agree with Snappel about the second pic that it could be Ellesmere Port, but my money's on Runcorn as well.

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    After asking the audience and phoning a friend, I'm going for Snappel's opinion about the location of the second pic

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    Excellent pics Butcher
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    Very nice Butcher.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snappel View Post
    Runcorn-Widnes Bridge and Elsemere Port are my guesses!

    If you shoot RAW, you can reduce the orange glow later in Photoshop. Alternatively you can try altering the white balance settings on the camera at the time of taking the shots.
    First one is obviously Runcorn Bridge yes. Second is Weston Point actually. Both taken from the same vantage point on the west bank near Hale.
    If this link works it should take you to the location:
    http://maps.google.co.uk/maps/ms?ie=...1dcf8ba55566f9
    Be warned it's down a very rough dirt track (I almost grounded my car a couple of times I'm sure), though you could park a bit further back and walk.

    They're shot RAW, I did some tweaking of the white balance, but still a fair amount of orange there. Reckon I could clean them up even more?

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    At first guess I would of said taken from Pickerings Pasture Nature Park.
    Two nice pics.
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    Second picture looks like Castner Kellner works what use to be ICI.

    Looking at the map taken from between Hale Village and Pickering Pastures
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    Here is a couple of road ones.





    ps nice shots butcher
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    Thats just showing off!! Stunning pics there, love em!
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    Great shots, like the 2nd one really good is that

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    Quote Originally Posted by Butcher View Post

    They're shot RAW, I did some tweaking of the white balance, but still a fair amount of orange there. Reckon I could clean them up even more?

    yer you could try to take some more of the orange away if you open them in paint shop pro X or a similar program and adjust useing the Adjust Colour Red/Green/Blue option and try takeing some of the red away.

    i just had a go and came up with this:


    i dont know if it's a bit darker than youd be after.
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    On the dark side yeah.

    Had a bit of a play, took a lot of the orange out but the bridge is kinda blue now. Not sure if I like it or not:

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    Different
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    Quote Originally Posted by baztop3 View Post
    Here is a couple of road ones.





    ps nice shots butcher
    Like the pictures Baz, how long did it take for the effect on second photo?

    The second one is Preston Brook junction on M56, not too sure of location of first is it weston village?
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    Can you set a custom white balance ?, this should get rid of the orange
    I use aFuji S5600 and to set custom WB I select it from the menu get a piece
    of white card, fill the frame with white card press shutter release and save
    as custom WB

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    OK, I'll pitch in with my efforts
    Tried to be sympathetic with the original.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Butcher View Post
    On the dark side yeah.

    Had a bit of a play, took a lot of the orange out but the bridge is kinda blue now. Not sure if I like it or not:
    Hope you dont mind me having a little bash as well Butcher.



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    Quote Originally Posted by steveb View Post
    Can you set a custom white balance ?, this should get rid of the orange
    I use aFuji S5600 and to set custom WB I select it from the menu get a piece
    of white card, fill the frame with white card press shutter release and save
    as custom WB
    Yes it does, however I shot it raw so the white balance is tweakable in photoshop. I generally set white balance in camera raw by clicking something whitish in the scene - seems to give good results. I guess I could carry a grey card around to get proper white balance for stuff, but it's a bit of a hassle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by john View Post
    Like the pictures Baz, how long did it take for the effect on second photo?

    The second one is Preston Brook junction on M56, not too sure of location of first is it weston village?

    cheers john i think its was aboult a 15 second exposure and your spot on with the locations

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    I dont know the location of the 2nd pic,it is great !!!!!!!!!!! It looks so "alive"

    Thankyou for sharing the pics with us

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    Quote Originally Posted by Butcher View Post
    Yes it does, however I shot it raw so the white balance is tweakable in photoshop. I generally set white balance in camera raw by clicking something whitish in the scene - seems to give good results. I guess I could carry a grey card around to get proper white balance for stuff, but it's a bit of a hassle.
    No, that is fine as long as you know about setting custom WB by using
    either a white card or a whitish subject on site. Alot of people tend to
    leave WB on auto and wonder why they get orange pic,s :-)

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