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29-11-12, 12:08 AM
Join Date: Jul 2009
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Hopefully the right part of the forums to ask this.
I shot the following photograph, which I'm pretty pleased with, especially as it's the first time I really started to push the camera with low light photography.
However, I notice in this shot that where there are street lights, it has caused streaks in the photograph vertically up and / or down from the lights. What did I do wrong in this shot or is it a camera limitation? I use a UV filter on the lens to protect it / make it easy to clean. Other than that, nothing else. Was it the camera settings that contributed to this? Should I have upped the ISO more and used more noise reduction in-camera. This was shot hand-held.
The starburst effect you're referring to is caused by light catching the edges of the aperture blades. The smaller the aperture you use the more pronounced the starburst effect becomes. I wouldn't worry about, in fact I deliberately use a small aperture to get this effect with my night time shots.
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