When I started seriously considering photography as hobby one aspect really appealed and that was night time photography. I loved the dramatic star trail pictures and the extended beams of car headlights.
I was delighted then upon getting my DSLR and attending a photography course that our first session was photographing traffic from a bridge. The bridge was icy and slippy so carrying equipment was hazardous. We set our cameras to shutter priority ( around 6 seconds), ISO to 100/200 and readied our tripods.
This was the result:
Not bad for a first attempt!
More recently I went on an evening photo walk with my camera club. We went into the city centre on a busy Friday night which resulted in some interesting encounters with drunks trying to ‘borrow’ cameras! I had a great time and learnt a lot from the other members. Sadly my pictures were a little disappointing due to a tripod with all the stability of a one legged hamster. However, it did come free with a magazine subscription so I can’t complain (its a Hama 700 if you’re interested), it will probably come in handy to support an off camera flash or something in the future! A new tripod is definitely something to invest in ASAP.
I have no idea where the mark to the right of the image came from as it isn’t on any of the others!