Lens-Artists PC: Low light x3

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

Published by Manja Maksimovič

A Slovenian in Italy for love. Blogger, photographer, translator and would-be writer who would be a writer if she wrote. Plus reluctant but emerging poet. Beware.

46 thoughts on “Lens-Artists PC: Low light x3

  1. Great idea for the challenge to reflect how your different cameras have coped with low light conditions. You should consider not putting it away in future, as those shots of Ortobello are lovely!

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  2. Oh, just love these, Manja – glad you did not put your camera away! The first images of birds and water are gorgeous – but I must agree – bestia driving is my favourite!

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  3. Lovely Valentine’s Day commemoration!
    I have been surprised by low-light captures in the past … I am always delighted how what we see with the naked eye is so different through a camera lens.

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  4. Lol, I grumbled a bit too at the challenge initially, But thats what challenges are for, and then we realize we know more than we think we do, or have photos of scenarios that would work. A beautiful collection. The one of Pienza brought back some memories. So pretty. And while I love the phots of the lagoon, my favorite was of the back sheep. Donna

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  5. Hello Manja! I’ve come here for some light reading just to sandwich you in between all the war-watching on the news. And I’m glad I did! Love the dusk shots. I love taking night shots, once I’ve got the settings right anyway. Aren’t you photogenic? Love the double shot of you in the mosaic mirrors. It’s sort of Snow Queen meets Jackie O’Nassis.

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