Friday, January 11, 2013

FSO - My town at night

It's no good sitting here bewailing my lack of night shots.  If I'd taken more, I'd have more.  Of course, that would involve being out after dark and that doesn't happen all that often.  Normally if I step outside at night all I see is darkness.  Fabulous night skies, of course, with no light pollution but I wouldn't dream of trying to capture that magnificence.  

We did, however, have a huge bonfire for New Year.


When I was in Taranaki for Christmas, my daughter took me and my grand-daughters out to see the Pukekura Park Festival of Lights.


Two hearts beating as one.


I don't know how this one happened.  (Exposure 2s, F3.4, ISO 640)


I was in Auckland and out and about one evening in early December.  Folk were heading out for the night, or maybe they were on their way back home as I was. 


I was almost happy with this shot, just couldn't stay in that squatting position long enough to line it up properly. 


Next time I'm in town at night, I will try again.  I'd like to have a go at traffic trails.  I'm sure one of the team will have some fine examples for us.  They will be here, pop over and have a look!

12 comments:

  1. These are great shots and so much fun! I like that bon fire.

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  2. You did good. I have no idea. I do not go into town at night either and even though I have worked with my camera and tried I just cannot get it.
    QMM

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  3. I know what you mean Pauline - night shots are more difficult to capture and getting somebody to accompany us is nigh on impossible .....nobody wants to be standing around waiting while we set up our tripods and jiggle around with settings but oh! How I would love to capture those lovely moving traffic shots with color trails streaming across the street-scape.

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  4. Pauline, I love the festival of lights and the two after that. I think you did a fantastic job and captured some great moments.

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  5. these are all fantastic shots Pauline.

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  6. Two hearts beating as one, awesome.

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  7. When I was young, the guides and scouts had camp fires, I never went to one. I like yours.

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  8. All the shots are interesting, but the one of the two girls making the heart - well that's a special one!

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  9. You did a great job taking pictures at night. I like the effect of the unknown lights. I have not had the nerve to attempt night shots yet, so you have given me a little shove. Thanks for that.

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  10. Nowt wrong with those shots as they'd say in Lancashire. "If I'd taken more, I'd have more." I always admired your logic!

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