17 thoughts on “DAWN AND DARK – CEE’S FUN FOTO CHALLENGE

  1. angloswiss September 13, 2017 / 1:02 am

    Great effects on the dark one. I am not so good with night photos.

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    • Marilyn Armstrong September 13, 2017 / 1:16 am

      I have a couple of very fast lenses. You also have to point the camera at whatever is the brightest point in the photograph or it won’t shoot. OR you need a tripod.

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  2. lwbut September 13, 2017 / 1:07 am

    Dawn of the day is beautiful…. but the exact same shot is my Dusk! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    love

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    • Marilyn Armstrong September 13, 2017 / 1:15 am

      There’s no way to tell the difference. Dawn and dusk look exactly the same. I know that was dawn because it was dark when I started shooting and day when I went home. But I have sunsets that look pretty much the same, although I think dawn is more pink and dusk is a bit more purple.

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      • lwbut September 13, 2017 / 1:19 am

        Ahhh – the way to tell the difference is, at dawn the sun is coming up over land here! No waves in sight!;-)

        love

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        • Marilyn Armstrong September 13, 2017 / 1:25 am

          Well also, you start in the dark and end in the day whereas at night, you start in light and end in darkness. That’s a really good indicator. Also the heading east or west thing.

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  3. loisajay September 13, 2017 / 9:00 am

    Beautiful photos, Marilyn. Me and nighttime shots=not a good fit.

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    • Marilyn Armstrong September 13, 2017 / 11:35 am

      You need the right camera … or really … the right lens. I had a very good f1.8 lens on the camera, so I could shoot in very low light. You also need to set the camera on the smallest point setting and make sure you take your light reading on whatever is the brightest item in the picture … in the bottom one, the string of lights. If the camera is good quality and you grab the light, you’ll get the shot. A lot of newer cameras have special setting for “night hand held.” I’ve tried them, but my own settings seem to work better. And most of the cameras with that setting don’t have fast enough lenses.

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      • loisajay September 13, 2017 / 9:05 pm

        Thank you for the tips, Marilyn. Yes, you right–Night mode handheld or tripod. Why do they do that if 1% of people have that steady of a hand?

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        • Marilyn Armstrong September 13, 2017 / 11:50 pm

          A lot of people don’t care if their pictures are fuzzy. You see this stuff posted on Facebook, even on blogs. You can’t tell them anything. They don’t know how to use their cameras and if you tell them, they get mad at you. I have given up offering free advice. They don’t want it.

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  4. swo8 September 13, 2017 / 11:49 am

    They’re lovely Marilyn.
    Leslie

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    • Marilyn Armstrong September 13, 2017 / 12:09 pm

      Thanks, Leslie. We get great sunrises along our shores. One day it finally occurred to me that we don’t get great sunsets because we’re facing east! Duh! It’s hard to find a good clear west-facing area around here, but dawn is easier.

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      • swo8 September 13, 2017 / 12:12 pm

        We face the east too, but, sadly, our sunrises aren’t like that.
        Leslie

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  5. Cee Neuner September 13, 2017 / 12:05 pm

    Marilyn, I really adore your dawn photo. Wonderful entry for this week. ๐Ÿ˜€

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    • Marilyn Armstrong September 13, 2017 / 12:08 pm

      Thanks, Cee. Everyone had already done dogs and dirt and I didn’t have nearly enough diesel. I done my best ๐Ÿ™‚

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