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Canal at Night

By RagnarokEOTW
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Not drawing, I'm afraid, but more of my CHDK messing.

This is a photo from the holiday I'm currently on, and is another super long 64 second exposure (so, ignore the 15 second claim in the photo details - the camera won't ever record numbers outside its normal firmware limits), this time of a canal at night - and it taken from a bridge, I'm not that tall.

You can tell how incredibly still it was that night (last night in fact) by the fact that almost nothing in the image is blurred in the slightest - the clouds, branches and boats are all razor sharp.
The only blurring is of the water, but the averaging of its movements over the minute long exposure has instead made it look as completely still as the rest of it.

Quite stunning really.

And if you're interested, our boat is the one on the front right.
It makes funny smells and noises; doesn't always go in a straight line; and can't go very fast - but it hasn't sunk yet.
Image details
Image size
1600x1200px 292.83 KB
Canon PowerShot A460
Shutter Speed
15/1 second
Focal Length
5 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Aug 8, 2009, 9:17:06 PM
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thats a great photo! nicely chosen shot that frames itself, the colour is great too. very ambient.
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I'm no master of photography, but I do try and at least take photos which aren't a total mess. Don't always succeed, but it has been known to happen. =p
krisztiii's avatar
Awesome photo... It is like three sunsets among the trees... I really like it^^ And thanks very much for the fav:D
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Thanks, it's one of my better photos.

And no problem.
soxrule's avatar
its like camping on the water!! Thats cool and a very beautiful shot!!
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Thanks - both for the compliment, and the favourite.

Standing around on a narrow road bridge in the cold and dark (wearing black, stupidly) wasn't entirely fun at the time, but the end results seem to be worth it...

But, I still have to attribute most of any credit to the camera's CHDK firmware and a Gorillapod.
soxrule's avatar
but it was YOU who had the vision to take the picture in the first place.
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Actually, I can't take credit for that either. It was my father's laments at the nice view being beyond his shiny new camera's capacities (because it was too dark) that got me to take it.

Partly just to be a bit of a git for getting a two year old camera that was entry level when new to take a shot that he couldn't. =p
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ok well then,I have no reply for that!! lol
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