I am having the utter most awful writing slump at the moment; I just can’t get the words right out of my fingers so I warn you in advance.
Whilst shooting Sideshow Alley on Wednesday night I was given a tip from a fellow ‘tog that the roof of the car park across the road could provide some awesome shots. I eagerly took note of his tip. However I thought I don’t think I would feel comfy up there late at night therefore I skipped going up there that night but decided to come back later in the week with a partner so tonight Mum and I headed in to the car park in time to get photos of the fireworks as well as general views.
It was like a block party up there (well not quite but close), there was four of us with tripods, numerous car fulls of families who had decided that $3-6 in parking fees was a much better price to watch the fireworks then at least $45 for entry fees to the ekka (2 adults, 2 kids).
Once I had gotten set up, we chatted and waited till imagine our surprise when the man and son a car over from us said is that you Ruth? Ruth Stephenson? (Mum’s maiden name). Turns out it was a bloke called Jeff/Geoff who went to high school with Mum and was best mates with my uncle. What an utter coincidence! He was there with his son who is roughly the same age as myself and is a design student at the arts college and was out taking photos of the night as well. So they chatted and we did our thing. How cool was that?
Things I learnt – Enabling mirror lock-up and using the camera on bulb with a remote is a tricky operation to ensure that the shutter triggers when you want it to. Will have to practice more with that.
Things I have realised â€“ I donâ€™t take photos because I scrapbook. I scrapbook because I take photos. Hence I am undertaking a swing in my financial output to ahh support Canon more than I do Bazzill. No more scrapbook spending unless it is on more adhesives, albums or page protectors. I wonder how well I can stick to that thought because I really need some more alpha stamps lol.
Other than taking photos and developing my raw’s, I have not been up to much just the usual combo of uni and work. This weekend I am getting stuck into an essay I have due on Thursday on the question of “Is total war obsolete?”
3 Replies to “the ekka 2”
mirror lockup on bulb is basically irrelevant helen 🙂
So what sort of things are you looking at getting from Mr Canon?
that whole night scene must have been an incredible sight IRL – i would love to learn how to capture a scene like this.
you totally cracked me up with this line: “No more scrapbook spending unless it is on more adhesives, albums or page protectors. I wonder how well I can stick to that thought because I really need some more alpha stamps lol.” ….. story of my life.
What a cool photo, Helen! Beautiful!