Night time photography

Last week I was in Sydney on a vacation trip. I almost did 20K steps each day, walked all over from my hotel to those enchanting places. One evening when all others were tired and decided to take a break, I stepped out with my camera and the tripod thinking of getting some night time photos. It was still a bit of daylight around, so I first went into the St. Mary’s Cathedral to take few snaps from inside. I am not sharing them here on this post though. Once it was dark, I came out of the church and planted my tripod nearby.

Here are few pictures taken during night time. There are also few pictures taken at the darling harbour where unfortunately my tripod wasn’t with me, as I was not destined to be there in the evening. However I was able to get few without much shake.

Darling Harbour – Sydney
Darling Harbour – Sydney

Harbour Bridge
Palm Trees on the pathway – Portobello Cafe?
Car light trails
If you zoom this, you can see people standing at the windows
One of many lamps at the St. Marys Cathedral
Not sure which building was this, was on the other street from the church, but gave me a great photo op

Raindrops falling on my…

Yesterday it was raining heavily. I had opened up the living room blinds to get a good view and some light too. The atmosphere was dull but not so much for me to take a quick nap. So I decided to finish the book I was reading for some time. The book was of my favourite author James Rollins “Seventh Plague” and was very near for completion, some 40 odd pages to go. Seeing the pounding of the rain and the green bushes outside the window, I kept the book aside with HEAVY heart, grabbed my camera and sat down (literally) to take shots, all through the glass. Fortunately the window wasn’t that bad, almost clean, as you will notice there are no blemshes in the photos that you could identify.

I am satisfied with the way every photo has turned up, all through handhold – no tripod. I would say out of 100 odd snaps, 3 or 4 came out blurred due to the shake (the cold was making by body shiver a bit). By the way, all the snaps are taken in Aperture Priority

After I took these shots I realised that I didn’t have to go anywhere out. All the subjects were in my back and front yard, where all the action took place.

No more commentary now. Here are the snaps, 15 of the best.

If you need EXIF data on any of the pictures, please let me know. There are many snaps loaded this time and was a bit lazy to pull metadata on all of them and type them in..!!

Again as always, do let me know how you find them. Opinions welcome.

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