Big large moon out last night (and a clear sky – Yipee!!!!)

This is the first time I actually went out at night with the express purpose of trying out night photography. Went to the lake near my house – the office building in the background is where my better half spends a good amount of the day – work ;-)

Nikon D80
Tamron 28-300 VC @ 70mm
f/8 30 secs ISO 100
Manfrotto 055XProB with 488 RC2 head


  • DonDavisUK
    DonDavisUKover 5 years ago

    Excellent capture.

  • Thank you so much Don! Your support is always appreciated!!

    – Vikram Franklin

  • micheleirene
    micheleireneover 5 years ago

    That water is luscious and I LOVE this in b&w. Fabulous image sir Vikram :)

  • Thank you so much Shelly!! I’ve always loved long exposure shots and just found out that night photography allows me that indulgence!! And I’ve always felt that night shots in B&W always looked crisper (go figure).

    – Vikram Franklin

  • Dinni H
    Dinni Hover 5 years ago

    This is excellent! I too went out for taking some shots last night!!! it was a very clear sky yesterday after a very long time!!

  • Congrats on the 1000D – have you posted any shots from then?

    – Vikram Franklin

  • Bradley Shawn  Rabon
    Bradley Shawn ...over 5 years ago

    Fantastic tonal range for B&W. Wonderful work my friend. The water has a fantastic smooth texture.

  • Thank you so much Shawn!! 30 secs – worked like wonder on the water!!

    – Vikram Franklin

  • Nathalie Chaput
    Nathalie Chaputover 5 years ago

    Beautiful shot Vikram!!

  • Thanks Nat!! You see the bands still? Converted it to grey-scale, so hopefully they’re gone.

    – Vikram Franklin

  • Appel
    Appelover 5 years ago

    This is gorgeous! I love the smoothness of the water with the reflections – beautiful!

  • Thanks Ann!! 30 secs does wonders for smoothing out water – I’ve always liked that effect.

    – Vikram Franklin

  • Johanne Brunet
    Johanne Brunetover 5 years ago

    Beautiful setting and smooth water. Looks very serene and quiet after the bustle of a regular work day!

  • LOL!! – not serene at all!!! About 15 ft behind me was the normal traffic snarl up around the lake!

    – Vikram Franklin

  • Nicoletté Thain Photography
    Nicoletté Thai...over 5 years ago

    beautiful tones and clarity Vik! did you enjoy the night expedition??? love to hear your thoughts after trying out my favourite genre!

  • Whole new respect Nic!! In about 1-2 yrs I should be able to take your kinda shots!!
    I gotta ask you about shutter release – you use mirror lock-up or ….? I had a little trouble with camera shake so was wondering.
    I also need a cable release as 30 secs is the max my camera goes to unless I use Bulb – but then I need to touch the camera.

    – Vikram Franklin

  • Wendi Donaldson
    Wendi Donaldsonover 5 years ago

    Fabulous night shot… the lights and the B&W!

  • Thanks Wendi – while the colours were nice on the water – I’ve always had a particular fascination for B&W night shots!!!

    – Vikram Franklin

  • Dinni H
    Dinni Hover 5 years ago

    I have not posted yet. but I will post and love to hear from you on that! the color night shot is also brilliant! is this Ulsoor lake?: )

  • Yes this is Ulsoor – I stay about 5 mins away and pass it on the way home – saw the moon and turned right around once I got home and picked my camera up!! Wish I’d been able to make it about 15 mins earlier as the moon was HUGE then – just over the building.

    – Vikram Franklin

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