Low light photography is one of my favorite thing to do with my cameras. I’ve tried to see beyond the human eyes in the dark, making compositions that wasn’t very visible at first, but surprised me after the outcomes. Often times, back when cameras using films, you will not expect what you are getting because photos do take time through the developing process. That goes the same to the cross processing.
There is another side of the fun factor. Normally after mounting the camera to the tripod, remote the shutter through a wire. Often times! The exposure might take as long as 8 ~ 30 minutes or even longer for the proper exposure. The fun part is to have a buddy next to you chatting or having a cup of coffee in hand. Enjoy the silence of the night, breathing in some cold air. It’s much more relaxing than carrying all the camera equipment and following around people all day. Don’t you think so?
This shot was taken in one of the nearby park. Actually that lighten up building structure is.. in fact the public restroom. There is also a trash can right in front of it. :0
Pentax MZ-3, Pentax FA 43mm Limited f/1.9, Fujifilm Velvia 50
Meydenbauer Park, Bellevue, WA (3/6/2001)
I walked up to the bridge above the park. This one was taken while my tripod was tilted, unsecured. My camera and lenses were basically hanging out of the bridge. I had to put my foot to giving enough pressure so the camera won’t tip over. Pentax MZ-3, Pentax FA 43mm Limited f/1.9, Fujifilm Velvia 50