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Matthew
12-12-2005, 12:55 PM
I took this shot last night and I am very satisfied with it. The composition is good, and everything is in focus. Given that I'm using the Rebel XT and kit lense, I'm very happy. I used a high aperature (f22) and exposed this for about 60 seconds. The water surprised me, as it gave off a soft but defineable reflection. I also feel that the balance is nice, with the bottom ice balancing the bridge.

Here is the deal: I like the lights having the "starry" look to them. But I don't want all of my night shots to have this look to the lights. Is there a filter that I can get to stop this?

Here she is:
http://img251.imageshack.us/img251/9141/smnightdowntownmg430616ho.png (http://imageshack.us)

JLV
12-12-2005, 05:30 PM
I could be wrong, but I recall reading many, many years ago that a small aperture is apt to give the stare effect. You might try using f8 or larger and see if that will help.

Spot focus
12-12-2005, 06:00 PM
I believe your right about small apature I have seen posts some time back of lights at different apatures I think they were in photo gallery found it here Digital Camera Resource Page - Forums > General Topics > Photo Gallery
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