I decided to try my hand at night time photography. After picking up a tripod earlier this week, I have been super excited to try it! I managed to find out what the most used view point is for taking pictures of downtown. At this point, I am not trying to re-invent the wheel! When I get better with other aspects, I will start scouting new locations!
So, Rotary Park, just off Memorial Drive is one of several highly used sites for taking pictures of downtown Calgary from across the river. The parking lot was much further from the treeline than I thought, and I was glad that I wore my ugly winter boots that I usually keep in the trunk of my car for emergency! I had to trudge through the snow to get past the trees, and there I could set up my camera with a clear view across the river. This was the result!
I had the shutter open for 4 seconds, at 5.6f, iso500. It was cold and I forgot my flashlight, so I was having trouble seeing and pressing buttons, or I might have spent more time adjusting things and experimenting to see what would happen. I am not sure at this point if my settings were even close to ideal, but I think the end product turned out pretty nice. I plan to go out again to another location just down the street where I don’t have to hike through snow! Hopefully, I can get there a little earlier and get some wonderful sunset colours. That might have to wait until the new year!
Now, I think I would like to curl up in a blanket with a hot cup of tea!