Compared to many of the excellent photographers hosting blogs on WordPress and elsewhere I am an absolute neophyte. I can’t escape this – it is the way it is. But what I lack in skill I make up for in passion.
The photographic journey took off last year when my sister – whom some of you may know as Shakesepearesgal – and her wonderful hubby gave me a most amazing cast-off, a Nikon D70S. This helped me graduate quickly from mere D in my photography, to DSLR, and all the potential that exists there.
Trace back through the pages of this blog and you’ll see how much I’ve learned over the year. I still have a long way to go, but I’m quite pleased overall with my progress. I’m seeing things differently, I’m framing things differently, and I’m going out of my way to try new things. Night photography is a case in point.
A couple of weeks ago I did a set on my home town and included a couple of night shots of the Calgary downtown core. That was exciting and I resolved to do more, and last night I did.
My moon shots did not work out – no focus, just shape (I’ll try again later) – but I was quite pleased with this:
This is an expressway in Calgary, the Glenmore Trail. It’s not too busy at 930 at night, but it’s busy enough. Can you see the fire truck responding to an emergency?
I like to think that I’m stretching the camera by trying this kind of thing, but in truth I think that I’m the one doing the stretching. And it’s a good kind of stretching, too. One I plan to do a lot more of.
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