In the dark

Ailsa over at Where’s My Backpack has given me the perfect opportunity to post a few night shots from my recent Barcelona trip. As someone who now lives in the countryside, where the only light is that from the moon, it opened up new photographic challenges.

Placa d'Espanya
Placa Espanya – light trails (No tripod, just balanced on a fence rail above the road.)
Arc de Triomf
Arc de Triomf – (hand-held)
Lamp-post (hand-held)
Fountain Placa de Catalunya
Fountain Placa de Catalunya (hand-held)
Street-lights (hand-held)
Street-lights (hand-held)

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I have lived in the UK for most of my life, but when young I definitely had wanderlust and even ended up living in South Africa for several years which was a wonderful experience. I now look forward to a long and leisurely retirement doing what I like most - gardening, photography, walking and travelling.

37 thoughts on “In the dark”

  1. I tried light trailing with my Canon, not great but i went totally unprepared. These are fab, very atmospheric and makes me want to go again!

    1. It needs a lot of practice and somewhere firm to rest the camera if you haven’t got a tripod. I took several shots using different shutter speeds, some were pretty dreadful!

    1. If I could have found the timer on the camera settings it might have been even clearer, but I couldn’t see in the dark! I should memorise things like this for the future.

    1. It is great fun doing the light trails but of course for that you need a busy road and a bridge helps too. Can’t think of anywhere like that here!

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