I couldn’t resist posting some more wintry images. It’s been snowing since 10AM here and I decided to pull some nighttime snow photos. You’ll see I got a couple very different results and I think the reason is that the porch light was on behind me. It was snowing so hard, I wanted to stay under the overhang with the camera….ON the tripod.
In all three images, I was using my Tamron 28-300 f/3.5-6.3 and I’ll post the settings as well. I did a few basic edits in Lightroom and since I haven’t done alot of nighttime shooting, I basically went by the histrogram but also applied a Lens Correction and upped the clarity to 40. And then in Photoshop, I applied a slight S curve to each image.
IMAGE #1 – 60mm, f/4.8, 3 seconds, ISO 200 The street light is the reason for the eery green glow, and other than the light behind me, it was really bright outside with all the white.
IMAGE#2 – Same shot but focal length was 32mm, f/3.8, 4 seconds, ISO 200
IMAGE#3 – I moved around the corner of the deck, a little further away from the light and I wanted the top of the deck to show how much snow had built up on the railing so far.
28mm, f/3.5, 4 seconds, ISO 200
What a difference some small changes to focal length, aperture and exposure time makes. And the only thing that got cold was my fingers!!
Have you taken any nighttime photos recently? I’d love to hear about your experience.
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