Nightscape Wannabes

Firstly the the title 'Nightscape Wannabes' is not aimed at being disrespectful, quite the opposite in fact. Over the years I've given a few talks on night photography and showed off my nightscape photos to many people who have asked of my photographic interest, some of those are photographers and others are not, or at the time were not. Many have asked to tag along on a shoot with me, most if not all wanting to learn a thing or two on night photography. Although being told your 'doing it wrong' is quite bizarre they actually wanted to come in the first place! And this brings me to the story of someone I unknowingly inspired! Yes I can bore the hind legs of a person rambling on about night photography, but little did I know that this person not only went out and purchased a Nikon D300 secondhand, this being camera I did have at the time of showing him my photos before I upgraded to full frame, but they also went out to London to shoot some nightscapes and then came and showed me their results some months later. And to be fair they were all very good, just needing that little finesse to make them right. So we decided to arrange for a Saturday evening shoot where I said we go in to London and photograph the best locations around Canary Wharf, also they had never photographed that location. Sadly the day we chose it rained all day, and although as I've previously stated that this is not always a bad thing, hazy low cloud is not good. And what this does is with the mist in the air is to give any neon sign lights an exaggerated halo around them that is almost impossible to correct. Sadly the night was not as productive as it could have been, although we did (and don't try this a home kids) climb out on a massive barge and photograph from almost the middle of the dock.
Maybe a re-visit for them is needed when the weather is better...