hah! oh dave and you thought it couldnt be done
that shot was i think the third out of a bunch of pics. i played with the aperture and shutter speed to try and find the right combo, but that one was one of the better ones.
playing with long exposure is a LOT of fun. your d50 has an exposure up to 30 seconds, and then a "bulb" setting which allows you to leave the shutter open for as long as you want (or as long as you have batteries haha).
here's another shot that i made at midnite using a long exposure. the white and yellow streaks of light are from cars passing by while the shutter is open. a 20-30 second exposure blurs light and it allows the stars to appear. after i hit the shutter i walked in front of the lens. thats why im partially transparent because the sensor had already collected some information before i was there.
the toughest part about night photography is focusing. no light=no focus confirmation=no AF=trial and error haha.
(Message edited by scott_a on December 19, 2005)