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#647699 - 31/08/2006 17:57 Re: Winter 2006 Weather Images
mick11 Offline

Registered: 17/07/2005
Posts: 1939
Loc: carrum/Im available as a storm...
Thats a great pic dave, I dodnt think it was a night shot. More snow there than the snow fields in Vic laugh

Is that a light next to the tower? If it is how come it didnt wash everyting out, pardon my ignorance.

#647700 - 31/08/2006 18:00 Re: Winter 2006 Weather Images
Lindsay Knowles Offline

Registered: 18/01/2003
Posts: 4004
Loc: Bayles / Toorloo Arm
You beat me to it Helen. laugh I just grabbed your link showing your details on how long etc.

#647701 - 31/08/2006 21:04 Re: Winter 2006 Weather Images
thomo Offline
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Registered: 06/12/2005
Posts: 2639
Loc: West End, Townsville, QLD
Nice Pic Dave pity about the window reflection.

It's also worth mentioning that a cable release is essential for long exposures.

I'm looking forward to trying some aurora photography, there was a solar storm on Tuesday but during the day for Aust.
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#647702 - 01/09/2006 06:08 Re: Winter 2006 Weather Images
Roddy Offline
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Registered: 02/02/2002
Posts: 606
Loc: Spring Grove,Northern Rivers N...
A few images for winter taken a few weeks ago at Byron bay Lighthouse where i was lucky enough to camp there all weekend participating in an Amatuer radio International lighthouse weekend.
The Byron Bay Trust which manages the place allow us each year to support a worthwhile excerise being able to activate ,talk to other Lightstations around the world.Stations heard this year were several New Zealand stations, just about all states of Australia, Japan, Carribean and a breif contact with Alaska. Since we are at the bottom of the sunspot cycle propagation conditions were poor but will get better each year on now smile

#647703 - 03/09/2006 18:46 Re: Winter 2006 Weather Images
Three of Nine Offline

Registered: 17/02/2006
Posts: 359
Loc: Claremont Meadows

To take start trails with your 350D, you need a remote, the IR one is best RC1, you can then set the camera to Manual mode (M on the dial), and then set to camera up so that you press the button on the RC1 once to open the shutter, and again when you want to close the shutter.

You can pick up the RC1 here in Australia for about $45, or you can get them from China on ebay for about AU$20.

From what I have read (correct me if I am wrong), without the remote, on the 350D, you are restricted to the maximum exposure time on the timer, and you would get camera wobble.


#647704 - 04/09/2006 01:46 Re: Winter 2006 Weather Images
Grant Offline
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Registered: 18/08/2002
Posts: 1523
Loc: Greta NSW, 70m ASL
Gidday Kane,

Your info is very much appreciated wink . I ordered the RC-1 when I got the camera as this was the one I was advised to get at the time. After doing a little research into it I was a bit worried that this was the only remote that did not allow those long exposures - so thanks for setting me straight on that one laugh .

As for setting up the camera & getting the remote to work, i'll have to consult the manual on those!

Many thanks again,

PS Don't suppose you remember off-hand how to set the camera up with the RC-1 so one press opens the shutter & again to close it?
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#647705 - 04/09/2006 05:58 Re: Winter 2006 Weather Images
Helen Offline

Registered: 07/11/2001
Posts: 9679
Loc: Mid North, SA
Originally posted by Grant:
Don't suppose you remember off-hand how to set the camera up with the RC-1 so one press opens the shutter & again to close it?
Grant, set the Mode Dial to Manual, set the shutter speed to Bulb, using the Av button, set your Aperture, then point the camera at what you want to shoot.

Press the Transmitter Button on the RC-1 remote and the exposure will start 2 seconds later. To stop the exposure, press the Transmitter Button again.

Cheers, Helen :cheers:
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#647706 - 04/09/2006 12:58 Re: Winter 2006 Weather Images
DaveM Offline
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Registered: 21/05/2001
Posts: 10186
Loc: Bathurst NSW about 700 m asl
Mick & Thelastname, answers to your queries concern the same item.

The light didn't wash out the photo because it is only a tiny area of the photo and that light is unable to "light up" the whole scene, see below for further info.

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The "reflection" on the window is actually the electric lighting that Mick asked about, emanating from the building - it is so bright because it was the brightest light source in the scene and that very small portion of the photo is grossly overexposed.

As to the amount of snow - it was the best fall of the winter for us and it disappeared rapidly.

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