night photography with flash

Main Street After Dark

So what’s a pair of photographers to do when their plans to go outdoors after dark and grab a couple of night shots of old rundown buildings gets interrupted by bitter cold November winds?

Put on an extra pair of socks and go!

According to the weather app on my phone, which is usually spot on, it was 27 degrees outside when D and I headed out for a little night photography.

night photography with flash
Canon EOS 7D – 1/100 – f/4 – ISO 100 – 35mm – Canon 430EX II Speedlite fired – handheld

Sometimes things don’t go as planned but we still came away with a few interesting images; even if I was shivering and could no longer feel my fingers as I pressed the shutter release.

Oh we weren’t the only ones crazy enough to be outdoors that night. Main street brought us a study stream of cars driving by most of them slowing down just long enough to see who the heck was standing in the middle of the road.

It’s ok everyone; it’s just me again.

photography using flash at night
Canon EOS 7D – 1/100 – f/8 – ISO 100 – 28mm – Canon 430EX II Speedlite fired – handheld

One even stopped long enough for the driver to get out and ask if we were working for Google or if the buildings were scheduled to be torn down soon; and just why the heck were was I standing in the cold taking pictures anyway?

night photography
Canon EOS 7D – 1/80 – f/4.5 – ISO 100 – 26mm – Canon 430EX II Speedlite fired – handheld

Yep it’s a small town and when someone does something a little different everyone has to know about it.

Hey; at least we didn’t have a police visit this time!


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