Nighttime cityscapes – first attempt

Brief backstory – my father-in-law gave me a nice digital camera from his collection on my last trip to the U.K.. While technically an “amateur photographer” in the sense that he doesn’t get paid for his work, his shots are amazing and I dream of the day I might be able to accomplish something like that. Anyway, he was no longer using this camera and I was drooling over it, so he offered it to me – thanks Keith!

That out of the way, I’ve now begun trying to learn to take good pictures, which will be a long process. I’ve got a bit of a backlog of stuff that I’ve shot, so that will give me an opportunity to write a few different articles here.

This first set was taken a few weeks back and was more about me fiddling than anything else. I’m a big fan of nighttime cityscapes, and having a not-too-bad view off my own balcony, I thought that it would be fun to start there. These pictures are mostly about fiddling with aperture and exposure – I didn’t even bother to go out on my balcony, so most of the pictures have the sliding glass door frame down one side of them. They were also all ISO160 as I hadn’t figured out how to adjust that until the next night.

With that rambling out of the way, here’s a slideshow of the pictures. Let me know what you think!