Car lights at rush hour. The effects of the lights against the darkness give me a rush of excitement!
What happened to Nature Girl?
It looks like she's having fun!
This is so exciting and I'm realizing just how my creative energies are stimulated by leaving my comfort zone and reinventing the way I usually like to take photos.
Not only is the lighting different from what I have ever chosen before, but the subjects photographed are also new - and I'm discovering a whole new world!
I didn't stay with one subject and walked around my neighbourhood in the early morning and early evening between 6.30 and 7.30 at both ends.
There had been a light sprinkling of snow in the night. The bus had just gone round the roundabout, and is heading for the town centre, and the sky was suddenly taking on a lighter hue.
The roundabout with the trolley-bus lines above. I like the way they shine in the street lights.
I love the sheen on the road and the shops starting to open giving off friendly yellow lights.
The baker's are setting out their wares for the day and customers are coming in to get their croissant or raisin bun to have with their morning coffee!
I adore the atmosphere in the morning as everything is waking up.
Here is part of the tea-room window still decorated with poems for Valentine's Day.
This is what the poem on the right reads:
"A poem is a smile on a rainy day,
Love is a poem to recite each day."
I love the deepening sky here and the red blinds still out in front of the grocer's shop.
The windows from a restaurant glow in an orange light through the curtains and the shutters upstairs start to close.
People return home and the lights come on as they go about their evening routine.
I return home too after this new adventure in my neighbourhood.
I couldn't resist this last exciting photo of the Community Centre just opposite from where I live!
I just adore the crazy lighting effect, don't you?!
Well, what an exciting new experience. I certainly didn't try out any new techniques... I shall be learning those one of these days though!
My camera was hand-held and I didn't use a tripod.
The camera settings were on automatic ... I still have to find the time to study all about manual settings!
The two most exciting images for me are the first one and the last one. They are quite surprising and totally new to the way I usually take photos.
I had four outings to complete this exercise to my satisfaction. Two in the morning and the other two at night.
The whole experience was fascinating and I learnt a lot.