Don’t seem like anything much have changed….But some things are never the same. The skies, the water, the boats, the people etc. They may still be there, but that moment which I took this shot is lost forever.
As with every passing moment, a moment is lost. You can never get back that moment. No matter how much you try to replicate the scene (well, unless you are talking about a perfectly controlled studio product shoot -_-), you will never get the exact same shot.
Even thou I have a tripod with me, I chose to use high ISO for the 2nd shot. Because of a couple of elements in the frame..There are moving objects in the frame (human, water, boat)… I would have preferred for these objects to be sharp than have some form of movement blur. In normal scenario, I would have liked silky waters (from low ISO and long shutter speed), but in this case, I like the movements of the water, so that this scene feels more ‘dynamic’.
Thoughts After the shoot…
Once again, I’m reminded how important a spare battery is important…. When I reached the scene, the battery in my Camera was flat, I guess it’s due to some firmware bug that keep draining the battery power even when not in use. Thankfully, I have a habit of bringing my spare battery around and this time it proven to be very useful.
*Most of the time when I brought my spare battery around, it won’t be used at all*
I’m still thankful that I brought it along. It can be a mood killer when your battery runs flat during the shoot and no spares to change to. I’ve experienced that once when I first started out in photography…and I NEVER want to experience that again.
I should be making my way to a couple of locations in the city to explore more cityscapes in the coming months….