When I first saw this week’s theme, set by our new host Sofia, I grumbled a little on the inside. Low light is when I put my camera away. But then I had an idea…
First a quick note, for those who are counting: Today Slovenia won silver in ski-jumping team event! This is medal #7 for Slovenia. Now it’s two gold, three silver and two bronze. Hurrah!
It comes on the exact day when 38 years prior Slovenian Jure Franko won silver for Yugoslavia in giant slalom, its only medal, at the Sarajevo Olympic Games.
As I wrote eight years ago in the post What were you doing 30 years ago? nobody even knew it was Valentine’s Day. So we will let it be.
The low light idea was this: I remember what happened the last time I went to town, to buy Christmas presents. Instead of putting my camera away at dusk, I kept clicking some more and later on the screen was pleasantly surprised by the results.
This camera is quite an upgrade from my former point-and-shoot, which was quite an upgrade from my first digital camera, a bulky Canon. Here are three occasions when the light was low, each shot with a different camera.
#1: Canon PowerShot A520
This was a winter afternoon in 2013 by the Orbetello lagoon.
#2: Nikon Coolpix L840
Val d’Orcia is elusive. Every time I visit, the light is really low. This was in March 2015 when mom was on a visit. The first photo is from Pienza, the second from Vignoni Alto.
#3: Nikon D5000 + Tamron 55-200 mm
And these are the surprising shots from last December before I bought some presents in Orbetello.
For Lens-Artists Photo Challenge, hosted by Sofia at Photographias: Low light
This day in my blogging history
2015: Our leaders promised us a world where the trains ran on time. But the trains were not supposed to run on time. We were supposed to spend time waiting in train stations. Talking to people, while waiting in the train stations. Falling in love with total strangers in train stations. Now all the trains run on time, and no one has the chance. —Christopher Chandler