I went a little black and white crazy today when I was looking at my night shooting pictures (finally — I am so behind!). I love these images of my tiny little town.
The funny thing is.. when I was a teenager, I hated living in such a small town. (Really, we aren’t THAT small. 10,000+ people.)
But now, I love it here. I love that I can always find a parking space, that traffic is getting caught behind a semi, and that the people here are nice (mostly).
Besides, who needs big towns and cities when you have such pretty places like this? (15 sec. , f/1.8, ISO 100)
Or like this… (4 sec. , f/1.5.6, ISO 100)
Or places that look dark and mysterious… (1 sec., f/1.8, ISO 100)
Or places that are pretty much dead at 10:30 pm on a Saturday night…? (1/10 sec. , f/1.8, ISO 400)
Some things I learned in this little project:
- I need a tripod. One of my facebook friends let me borrow one, but I have yet to use it. Maybe tonight since I can stay up late??
- Long shutter speeds mean low ISO.
Luckily, my little rebel handles ISO pretty well. I love that little camera.
I should name it.
- I need to play around with perspective. Once I set my camera on the ground for that shot above, I fell in love with the perspective. Need to try different perspectives.
Now, if you will excuse me, I need to go play with my camera.
Have a great weekend!