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Report - Under The Corn Exchange - Tunbridge Wells - April 2014

Discussion in 'Other Sites' started by Electric_Orange, Apr 13, 2014.

  1. Electric_Orange

    Electric_Orange 28DL Full Member
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    Well first off this really is a pit worthy report and I decided to share only because I've upgraded from a 15 quid boot fair shooter to a Sony A58 and to be honest I haven't a clue and could do with some pointers on how to take pics in zero light. And who better to ask than you lot.

    So a day at the Wells was a somewhat half hearted attempt of a tourist attraction under the Corn Exchange in Tunbridge Wells and closed down in 2004 due to lack of interest and frankly it was crap.

    I was hoping for more but in fact it's nothing but empty rooms, although I managed to get a little lost in the labyrinth and not sure how if I looked up I was 3 stories down underground..? I'll have to check my map..

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    Bit rubbish really but on the plus side I've found some really nice (not seen here before) Victorian culvert brick porn that I'm saving for when I learn how to take some pictures that'll do it justice. So looking for advice please..

    Ta..
     

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  2. Els

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    Looks all right to me mate.
     
  3. ACID- REFLUX

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    Light paint your subject matter ( rather than lighting one area) while using "BULB" setting in S mode ( works better with a remote release) on a Tripod if pitch black etc using a decent Torch like a P7 etc and alter the WB to custom @ 7000K ( i think it is) or AWB if lazy :) Guesstimate exposure time and review and adjust as required.

    Or purchase an external Flash unit which is easier, but personally i prefer to Light Paint as it"s more of a challenge :) even though i have a Sony HVL-58

    I use a Sony A77 amongst others and use the Focus Peaking in Manual Mode, so i can select Focus and DOF as i want and usually between F5-F8 depending on how many days i want too be down in the dark lol

    I use Manual Focus 99% of the time for this stuff, mainly with a Tamron 11-16mm F2.8 UWA FYI

    Other flavours are available :)
     
  4. Electric_Orange

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    Thanks mate that's quite useful, I need to practice more and experiment with lighting techniques..
     
  5. canute

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    Worthwhile site Electric Orange, good find :thumb

    Difficult to photograph but there's some good advice above and elsewhere on 28DL about low light photography - might be worth a revisit
     
  6. Freeformation

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    Bit slow on the uptake I know but literally had no idea a day at the wells had closed! I swear its still signposted in town! I remember my Mum always taking me here in the school holidays because well there's not a lot else to do in Tunbridge Wells...
     
  7. Poltergeist mor-tan

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    If you want to explore somewhere more intersting in tunbridge wells there are ww2 'tunnels' in hargate forest. But photographing wont be to good due to lack of light
     
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