Night shooting

Yes I am still alive and apologise for my lack of posts. I am about to go on holiday for two weeks starting next week, and even better, during that time I am flitting over to Melbourne for Worldcon! – leaving the ever patient flatmate with the house to himself while I am away.

So have been busy at work making sure I have caught up enough so that my coworkers covering for me don’t end up being driven to GBH on my return ๐Ÿ™‚

I have been out with the camera on a couple of occasions, and its been out at night time which is a new first for me. The first evening was a really thick fog, and I ended up dragging the flatmate along at 11pm at night while I drove round a bit looking for the right spot to shoot. I ended up stopping on the edge of the estuary round the corner from here.

We dont get a lot of lingering fog in the evenings and this was the thickest I remember seeing for a while.

And on Tuesday night I left work about 6.30pm to walk out to see the full moon out on a gloriously clear night. So I drove home, got changed into some warm layers, and heaved the camera into the car and drove back into town.

I wanted to get a shot of the moon with the Cathedral – its probably the most photographed building in Christhchurch. I didn’t have the lens to do it justice unfortunately. However I did also spend time trying more creative angles to shoot the building, and experimented with some auto exposure bracketing so I could try out some new HDR software

Along the way I saw a couple of guys struggling to set up a DSLR with a reasonably chunky lens on a tabletop tripod, so loaned them mine. Got to play with a 10-22 in exchange and had a lovely chat with a couple of nice guys who were on their way home after a weeks skiing, and enjoying the fine evening walking around with their camera ๐Ÿ™‚

Then I went out to the pier and got more shots with pretty lights. It was really windy out there, and a lot were spoiled due to movement during the long exposures but I got some sharp ones. Haven’t had a chance to edit those yet.


About lensaddiction

Mad keen photographer figuring it out as she goes!
This entry was posted in Camera Adventures, Waffle and Burbling and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

4 Responses to Night shooting

  1. dvdcheok says:

    very nice nice photorgraphs and have a wonderful holiday.. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • lensaddiction says:

      thankyou – I just had a quick look at your site, you have some lovely bird shots ๐Ÿ™‚ I am always envious of people in tropical places with the most exotic birds to shoot.

  2. forkboy says:

    I commented about how wonderful is the fog picture over on Flickr. Coming here only reinforces my feelings about it.

  3. forkboy says:

    Heard about the quake this afternoon.

    Hope you and yours are safe, sound and secure.

Love to hear your thoughts on my post!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s