For the past couple months I've been proud of myself for just remembering to link up for 3rd Thursday. By reviewing my collection of images I could figure out what I'd been working on, even if I wasn't aware of what I was working on.
This month-even better. I decided to work on something intentionally. Yay me.
I don't feel my skills as a night photographer, well, I'm even reluctant to use the word "skills" and night in the same sentence.....I don't have any. This seemed to be a good target area for me.
Nearly 8 BW
Fessing up this target came primarily due to laziness-not getting my daily photographs done during daylight hours. That's how it started.
At Night (Sepia) 210/365
I don't particularly like using a tripod and to get good night shots, that's a must. I have one a friend gave me (she's so sweet), but it's quite heavy and all metal. It's very cold on my hands.
I tend to move around a lot when I shoot....I have trouble "sitting still". A tripod sits still. Hmmm.
Soooo......running back and forth to the tripod to do selfie shots helps.
This wasn't truly a night shot....more at dusk and therefore I didn't need the tripod.
Here's another way around the tripod....panning. Need to work on that skill as well.
Something I'm working on at night is how to use light. How to keep a scene as dark as I'm seeing it, but have something illuminated. This was one of my fave experimental shots with the light from the store bouncing off me. BTW....bah on ever affording anything in that store. Tourist trap!
This is my other favorite. After experimenting (and making many errors) I played around with aperture to help that balance between light and dark. I like the motion blur too.
P.S. Do you suppose Main Street has ENOUGH light posts? You could land a plane there for heaven's sake.
I didn't read anything about night shots or check on-line tutorials or you tube. I just went with my gut to try and figure things out. I think now would be a good time to do some reading or searching....now that I've done some stuff on my own. I'll keep working, and OK, I'll keep toting that damn tripod around. I do want to get one of those little gorilla tripods too-that would be good for a quick fix.
Thanks for checking out my 3rd Thursday and thanks to Brenda for this great chance to share.