All the fun of the fair (2)

My second (& last) shot to be shared of my visit to the fair.

Fair

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Is it a ghost?

Last Saturday was light trails night but whilst stood on the bridge over the road I decided to play with my iPhone drawing a circle in the air as I walked over the bridge. I loved the fact that it showed up at all, but I needed more…

This shot was taken after rushing back to the car for the torch realising that I just had to improve on the brightness of the iPhone. Its my fave of the lot, but I do want to improve my technique. Back to the drawing board possibly?

I then decided that a shot of some mini spirals was needed, also moving towards the camera. I was fairly pleased, but I started to wonder where I was in the picture. I know that if you set a long shutter speed you can make moving people disappear from a shot but given that I was stood still I wondered why I didn’t show at all!

Here is my ghost! Can you spot it? Torch in hand & shining on my face I stood in the same spot for about two minutes determined to get in the frame. This was all I got. Just love it.

Light Trails at last!

My entertainment for last Saturday was an evening out with the camera. I was after light trails as I’ve seen them in the magazines & never managed to pull it off. I think I certainly need to find some better backgrounds however I was finally pleased that I captured the cars criss crossing the motorway. The added bonus of capturing the indicators adding colour to the line was an added bonus.

I settled on f11 for the aperture & bulb for the shutter speed & kept putting the lens cap on when the road was empty. Its great sometimes to get out & have a play & the time spent staring at the cars was quite mesmerising. I kept wondering what their final destination was. Seeing the trails disappear into the horizon or around the corner just added to the mystery.

Having achieved my goal I decided to try & be clever & see what I could capture at the busy junction by the house. I was like a kid with a new toy & eventually drew attention to myself & was showing people what I was up to.

Hope you like these shots…