Aperture f5.6, 1/15 sec, ISO 100, 33 mm (35 mm equivalent), White Balance – Average. Walthamstow, London
The following images will all be about night time photography. Christmas has just passed and you have seen loads of images of Christmas lights but I still decided to do some images at night in London. There are two ways of doing this. You can use a tripod to keep the camera/mobile stable or you can hold the camera steady in your hand and hope that the image stabilisation technology works. For the images that I wanted to take it involved moving around with other people in the surroundings so a tripod was not an option.
The venue was Walthamstow, London. Commencing Friday, 11th January 2019 Walthamstow was to start its celebration as the Mayor’s London Borough of Culture in 2019. The main venue the Town Hall would be transformed by lights to look like the following by night for the next three days.
The projections on the wall of the building went on for over 20 minutes. I captured the building and I also included the crowd to give a sense of scale for the images shown. Here are various images of what had occurred.
Events were happening on the street so images of people performing were captured. Here are a few.
The BBC and Mayor of London attended the event. The Mayor is just in front of the red coat.
To the left of the Town Hall there was a lot of fire burning. It was a display using fire. The heat from the fire was a good feeling on the face.
As can be seen at the start there were also fires on the road. I captured one image with the exposure showing the background building and the second only being exposed for the fire.
What are the consequences of using the camera flash? If the image has details containing light they might not show up when the image is captured. The following two images shows without flash and with flash.
I moved to the next venue, the William Morris Gallery/Lloyd’s Park.
Behind the building was a projection of lights into the sky.
People were in attendance for the event.
For the majority of the images there was further work done on the computer. The images were cropped and the contrast increased. The black was made darker and vibrance (colour saturation) increased.