Me on the Millennium Bridge. 2.2 sec, f/4.5, ISO 400
I dragged my new tripod all the way over to London, and until last night, had not used it. Not even once. It doesn’t get dark here until around 10 p.m., and usually I’m beat from our busy days that I don’t want to go back out lugging my camera equipment. Since it was such a beautiful night – and the next few days looks rainy – another student and I decided that we had to play around with my tripod for some night pics on the Millennium Bridge. I love this bridge. It’s a walking bridge, so it’s nice to use to escape the constant cars, buses and bikes that normally buzz around the city. It’s also only a short bus ride from where we’re staying and I think has some of the best views in London.
We didn’t really know what we were doing. I have done a little bit of nighttime photography. Janice was new to it all. I think that she had the better camera (a brand new Canon SLR, can’t remember the model) and her pics were much less grainy than my own. We tried to keep our ISO low (200-400) and the aperture around f/4-f/10. And from there we just played with things for a good hour. I got out my speedlight, so in some pictures we would pop the flash. It was a lot of fun. I think we’re going to try for some night pics of Parliament later in the week.
Quick pic of Janice in action. Blurry. No tripod.
Playing with the flash. 7.1 sec, f/5, ISO 200.
6 sec, f/5.3, ISO 200
7.1 sec, f/5, ISO 200