Starlight Christmas Lights

The Christmas lights on Carey’s Lane shine brightly in this long exposure shot.

The exposure is so long that crowds of people walked past, some apologising, without evening showing up on the final image! The only person visible is a homeless guy sitting in a doorway. I love how the Christmas lights came out in this. f/22 does lovely things to points of light.

This was taken one evening while in town and I had a few moments to spare. Get out the camera, crouch down and put the wallet under the lens to point it up a bit. Perfectly still, without a tripod!

While I shot this I realised where this photo was taken! See the No Parking sign?


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    Latchiko December 19, 2007

    I love the low point of view of this. It’s almost like a childs-eye-view of the christmas lights.

    I don’t think I’d be brave enough to use my wallet as a tripod though! 🙂

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    James Farmer December 19, 2007

    Too pretty, makes me feel very xmassy… almost a photographic van gough!

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    Flickr: Donncha @ December 20, 2007

    Thanks! That reminds me I must check if my lens is fixed yet. Bet it isn’t.

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    Flickr: Donncha @ December 20, 2007

    Just rang O’Learys Camera World. They rang Sigma and they have to wait until a tech comes in. Doesn’t look good. It’s taken over a month to repair. grrr

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    Flickr: Donncha @ December 20, 2007

    Yay, it’s fixed and being shipped to the shop today. I’ll collect it tomorrow. I wonder if that would have happened if I hadn’t rung?

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    Flickr: December 19, 2007

    very nice. great colours. oh and taken with the 10-20. I just got one – cant wait to use it !

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    Diane - Daily Walks December 29, 2007

    Wonderful rich, deep colors and perspective!

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    christmas February 18, 2008

    great picture fantastic quality and colours

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