Walking past Calgary City Hall just after sunset, I was glad to see the city had the lights on on the elm trees that line the sidewalk. I like elm trees, they have that martini glass shape. Where the upper branches are intertwined, it’s like an archway over the sidewalk, providing a clear line of sight to the Public Library. The woman walking toward me is slightly blurred with the 1/8th of a second shutter speed that I was forced to use in the low light. Speaking about light, this was a fairly tricky lighting situation. The skies have that “Blue Hour” light, the trees have LED lights along with various incandescent, neon and fluorescent in the scene. Now I won’t claim to be much of a lighting expert. I used Aperture Priority Auto exposure and Auto White Balance which worked perfectly on my Nikon P6000. I also thought that the Vibration Reduction worked quite well on this handheld shot.
Are you getting good walking around shots?
In the best light…