Several long exposure shots from the top of my apartment complex.
I got a tripod last month for my birthday and I must confess that I have not put it to use at all, so I thought that this Weekly Photo Challenge would be a great opportunity to try it. I scoped it out during the day time and lined up what I thought might be good angles. I actually managed to get up on the roof but since it was raining (I don’t know if you can tell from the pics) I decided to stay indoors. I’ve never really done long exposure photography before and most of the adjustments I made were with shutter speed (anywhere from 5″ to 30″) and not with the aperture. I also was able to use my 200mm lens, which is a rarity for me. Considering the entire shoot was through a pretty thick (and dirty) pane of the glass I’m relatively pleased with the results. I tried to take a few shot of the pedestrians crossing but even with short exposure times they didnt come out terribly well. I’m looking forward to experimenting a bit more, preferably when its not raining!