Posted: Apr 23 in photography
Well, I said I’d go back and I did. This time with plenty of battery power and a new all singing all dancing tripod – which by the way before I get requests, neither sings or dances.
Tonight was the perfect night for what I wanted to take. Well almost perfect, the odd spit of rain required plenty of lens cleaning but other than that it was a beautiful night in the fair city and long shutter speeds with big depths of field where the order of the night.
I took a picture tonight which is different from anything I think I’ve ever taken. It came about after discovering a little stairwell which leads down to an underground car park beneath the Grand Canal Dock. When you walk in it’s an odd feeling. It’s solely lit by a neon grill placed high in one corner of the stairwell. It has to be said, it’s all a little creepy. Anyway, up the tripod went and good 20 second exposure gave fantastic results.
However, Ian, a good friend of mine came along with me tonight for the fresh air. Ian is a nice guy. He’s not scary. But when I told him I’d retake the shot with him in it this time he did a super job of looking positively terrifying….
There is no way I’m going down those stairs with that dodgey geezer lurking about.
The less scary images of the docklands shoot can be found in the recent gallery.