Almost every time I have a day I am pleased with, the next day is a fizzer.
I was pleased with the images I showed yesterday and sure enough I painted myself into a corner for today. With nothing useful “in the can” as the day came to an end, I decided to experiment with night shots from a moving vehicle. The camera was clamped to the car window sill, and a remote wireless trigger was used and off I went. The results were “interesting”.
You should understand that “interesting” is code for “that didn’t work the way I hoped, but may be worth trying again in the future with a few changes ” … perhaps a more rigid clamp system. I can’t increase the shutter speed because then I would lose the motion effect. Hmmmm! At camera club the other night we watched an interview with the famous photographer, Gregory Heisler. He said you can’t think your way out of a photographic rut. You have to shoot your way out. I interpret that as keep making mistakes, and learn what works, and what doesn’t.
To make sure I got something in case of total failure, I took a couple of shots while stationary. The first of these is a popular fish and chip shop on Jackson Street, Petone. Their visual identity is the lurid green colour scheme. Nice fish and chips though.
The final shot tonight is Petone Railway station. It is deserted, except for the taxi waiting optimistically for a passenger from the next train too tired to trudge home.
And that describes me, though I am already home. Goodnight.