I went down to the second last night of Sculpture by the Sea with Not So Nice Duck. I travelled by train and bus, taking only my camera, headband torch and flash, I had decided to not use a tripod. We met outside Iceburgs. I still have never been inside, but now I have taken a photo of the iconic pool, though I still have not taken the iconic photo looking straight down into the pool.
We then headed down along the path. As we were taking out first photos, a group of bike riders, mostly on mountain bikes came past us down the stairs.
I was using the camera hand held, though this was generally not so successful. But still I was able to get some interesting effects.
It takes a long time to take photos at night like this. I was typically using a 30 second exposure with the camera on the ground. I would then light up my object with my head lamp. Sometimes I needed to use the in built flast on the camera to allow it to get the focus. I would then switch the focus to manual, making sure not to change it. I was very pleased with the results.
I also did several shots with the flash. This was not so successful and I was having trouble at the start getting any results at all. But one image worked particularly well with the flash.
I also did a few shots with no flash at all, using the light reflects off the clouds the make the shot.
And one last show with my fellow photographer wandering around the sculpture using his torch to create a headlight effect.