I’ve always found long-exposure photography fascinating. This smooth look this technique gives to water, especially waterfalls, is truly spellbinding, and the possibility to shoot light trails from cars’s lights is very exciting.
I don’t own a Neutral Density filter, so my experiments are limited to night time. Not a problem for me, there are many possibilities to explore before investing in new equipment. That day, I left the apartment at 11, in quest for interesting scenes. I wanted to capture a tram on Bulevardi; of course there wasn’t enough light for freezing it in movement, so I settled for some light trails, my very first!
I moved to a tram stop, so I could still get a picture similar to the one I was looking for. I’ll have to go back, as I didn’t see any tram from an older generatione (and at that time, they show up every twenty minutes only, so you’d better be patient…).
I moved down Bulevardi and made my way to Esplanadi, eventually reaching Kauppatori.
The harbour was covered in fog, creating an uncanny atmosphere I enjoyed. It was a Saturday evening, so the city was vibrant with life, party-goers and Pokemon hunters altogether; however, the docks were rather quiet, a welcome relief after such a fuss.
My next stop was the Senate Square, silent as I had never seen it. The cathedral was majestic like always, a white sentinel keeping watch while the crowd revelled.
The Ministry of Defense was the last sight to catch my attention before I could finally go to sleep, at 1 in the morning.