Sankt Petersburg at Night and Underground

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Let’s move beneath the surface of St. Petersburg and fly through the night.

I haven’t seen that many undergrounds around the globe but of those I have the one/s in St. Petersburg are the most amazing once. Be it going deep into the earth or the rich architecture and art of the stations.

 

The floating lights above sleeping/dreaming passengers.

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Kirovsky Station.

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    Camera: X-T1; Aperture: ƒ/2.8; Exposure: +67/100EV; Focal: 18mm; ISO: 1600; Shutter: 1/125s;

 

Pushkinskaya Station with statue of Pushkin

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    Camera: X-T1; Aperture: ƒ/4; Exposure: +67/100EV; Focal: 13.8mm; ISO: 1600; Shutter: 1/125s;

 

Pushkinskaya Station

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    Camera: X-T1; Aperture: ƒ/4; Exposure: +33/100EV; Focal: 24mm; ISO: 1600; Shutter: 1/125s;

 

Admiralteyskaya station

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    Camera: X-T1; Aperture: ƒ/3.2; Exposure: +33/100EV; Focal: 21.4mm; ISO: 1250; Shutter: 1/60s;

 

up and up we go  – be patient….

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    Camera: X-T1; Aperture: ƒ/2.8; Exposure: +33/100EV; Focal: 18mm; ISO: 1000; Shutter: 1/125s;

 

 

Approaching midnight  – a blue night

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    Camera: X-T1; Aperture: ƒ/2.8; Exposure: +33/100EV; Focal: 18mm; ISO: 3200; Shutter: 1/28s;

 

Hermitage from Neva

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    Camera: X-T1; Aperture: ƒ/2.8; Exposure: +33/100EV; Focal: 18mm; ISO: 1000; Shutter: 1/125s;

 

Peter and Paul fortress by night

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    Camera: X-T1; Aperture: ƒ/4; Exposure: +33/100EV; Focal: 31.5mm; ISO: 3200; Shutter: 1/15s;

 

It’s now past midnight

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    Camera: X-T1; Aperture: ƒ/4; Exposure: +33/100EV; Focal: 55mm; ISO: 3200; Shutter: 1/10s;

 

 

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    Camera: X-T1; Aperture: ƒ/4; Exposure: +33/100EV; Focal: 40.7mm; ISO: 3200; Shutter: 1/15s;

 

Hermitage

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    Camera: X-T1; Aperture: ƒ/4; Exposure: +33/100EV; Focal: 40.7mm; ISO: 3200; Shutter: 1/15s;

 

Resurrection church by night

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    Camera: X-T1; Aperture: ƒ/4; Exposure: +33/100EV; Focal: 40.7mm; ISO: 3200; Shutter: 1/15s;

 

 

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    Camera: X-T1; Aperture: ƒ/4; Exposure: +2EV; Focal: 34.3mm; ISO: 3200; Shutter: 1/15s;

 

 

Sharp 1:15 am the first bridge opens and quite a few boats are around with spectators (including me).

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    Camera: X-T1; Aperture: ƒ/4.5; Exposure: +33/100EV; Focal: 48.4mm; ISO: 3200; Shutter: 1/30s;

 

Many of the night shots where taken during a night boat tour which lasted until around 3 am. What would have been the trick to get still more sharp photos than blur ones whilst being on a floating and shaking boat in the middle of the night ? I’d like to hear some tips and tricks. Would the wide zone tracking mode have helped here ? Anyone tried ?

I had chosen a faster shutter speed with the compromise to underexpose but I’m usually confident with fuji raw files to maintain still almost all information in dark parts, noise levels were mostly acceptable.

 

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