Category Archives: Night TIme

Supermoon Sunset with vancouver in the background.

Jumped into the car and drove to Jericho near UBC to take some quick shots of the moon (super moon ? blood moon ? ) the MOON. Looking east I could not see it, well that was because with the partial eclipse which was ongoing from the moon rise, it was too under lit by the sun. and looked pale until the sun had set and it became dark enough to really see the moon.

Here are some shots, Jericho / Spanish banks, people getting ready to shoot and some wide angle shots.

I was shooting manual iso 500 – then up to iso 1600 using my sigma 400mm, 105mm f2.5 and 24 f2.8

Manual lens magic. Moon!

moon and super moon
moon and super moon
beach shot
beach shot
people Vancouver and super moon
people Vancouver and super moon

Smoke Photography

ILLUMINATED? Well on Fire more like it.

Shawn Sviridov galleryss.com posing for Nikon Ad
Shawn Sviridov Nikon Illuminated

Wanted to share this picture and the story #Vancouver BC, and the Lions Gate Bridge (in the background) is in a haze. Smoke from forest fires burning around British Columbia filled the coastal areas. Heroes, the firefighters, volunteers and tree fellers, are fighting the blazes around the province (and world wide) protecting and saving lives, homes, and keeping us safe – this has been one of the driest seasons on record  and thus far over 800 fires have sprung up around the province.

More information on being fire safe can be found on the BC Wildfire service: http://bcwildfire.ca/index.htm

The shot was done with my #Nikkor #18-200VR my trusty #D300s on a tripod at ISO 500. I grabbed my mobile phone and tried to stand as still as possible.

 

Here are a few more shots from that night

lions gate smoke
Lions gate bridge smoke
Lions gate bridge smoke
Lions gate bridge smoke
Over exposed by +2
Over exposed by +2
Lions gate bridge smoke
Lions gate bridge smoke

Night Time Photography (Sony Stabilization Problems?)

Night time is always a time for magic, as long as the air between you and the subject is clear and there is sufficient light (For your subject), and you have a tripod with you.

 

Beyond that its a mater of not being too cold. Having gone out yesterday I had taken some pictures of downtown Vancouver using a Sony NEX7 and the 55-210 Lens.

 

Camera was on the tripod, lens seemed to be auto-focusing very nicely, ( I have to say I am very impressed with the Sony NEX-7 and the E-Mount lenses). Even though the 55-200 is a fairly basic lens it looked like some nice shots were coming up on the screen. Being careful I checked them at 100% on the camera screen …  and they were blurry. On a tripod? Using a 2 second shutter release? Why?

 

Well what I found that the SONY NEX7s OSS (Stabilization) must be turned off in order to ensure a sharp shot on a tripod. Strangely, my Nikon with IS/VR turned on (weather on a tripod) does not interfere with the shot if the camera is on a tripod. With the SONY NEX7 they were coming out blurry with a shift to the right and slightly up.

 

I checked the tripod, tightened it, focused, re-focused, put on a 10 second shutter delay, then a 2 second, then walked away just in case my personal gravity was affecting the camera. Then thinking perhaps its the stabilization (OSS) that was being weird I had disabled it and voila fantastic pictures.

 

The shot attached is a 2 frame HDR combination with EXIF of the second shot attached (first one was one and a half stops lighter).

2 shot combined photo out of the Sony NEX7 with 55-210 lens of the Vancouver convention center.
  2 shot combined photo out of the Sony NEX7 with 55-210 lens of the Vancouver convention center.
Shot of the Port
Shot of the Port
the exif for the night time picture of the Vancouver convention center
the exif for the night time picture of the Vancouver convention center