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    Double exposure of Christmas Tree

    After seeing Steve Sherman's image of the Colt .45 pistols, I got to thinking about doing a double exposure of my Christmas Tree. First exposure all lights off in house, turn on tree lights, meter off lights and brighten by 1 stop. Turn lights off on tree, turn lights on in house, meter on tree, no adjustment, take second image.

    Anything I am missing?

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    Re: Double exposure of Christmas Tree

    Sounds good to me. Alter the two exposures to change the mood.
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    Re: Double exposure of Christmas Tree

    Cool. Hope to try it out this weekend.

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    Re: Double exposure of Christmas Tree

    Any thoughts on doing this with Neon signs at night? Or night scenes with point light sources? I suppose I could do some dodging while making the exposure.

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    Re: Double exposure of Christmas Tree

    Outdoors it is often a matter of balancing the fading daylight with the lights -- tons of tutorials on YouTube
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    Re: Double exposure of Christmas Tree

    The hardest is a neon sign at night, with surrounding details. Too much exposure get the foggy glow from the neon, but get good details elsewhere, not enough, neon sign looks good, details elsewhere are just black. Can't exactly tell the sign owner to turn sign off for 20-40 minutes at night so you can get a good image of the surrounding details.

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