Well, what happened to Photo Morsels in the second half of 2015? My previous post was way back in July and now it’s less than a day before 2016 arrives.
It seems odd writing this now in the middle of some 38°C weather but winter this year seemed cold and dreary, prompting me to stay in the warm part of the house rather than wander into the not-so-warm room which houses my photo-editing computer. So there went July and August. Then it seemed like I was in any timezone other than my own for a couple of months, mostly work trips but a little holidaying also.
So here I am in the last day of the year. Although there have been no new Photo Morsels posts for a while, I’ve still been busy with my camera, and in coming weeks will look to share some of what I captured over 2015.
T’is the festive season, so first up, Merry Christmas and a happy new year to Photo Morsels readers.
And sticking with the seasonal theme, I share with you an Adelaide Christmas tradition, the Brewery Christmas lights, a favorite of small kiddies since 1959. Nothing too flash in the context of modern era and its wizz bang technologies, but for the target audience of 3 to 10-ish year olds where everything in the world is new and exciting, it remains a great family evening out. Simple, ageless displays that remain thankfully free of trade-marked characters from Disney and the like.
Catch you all in the new year!
My Pentax K-3 coupled to a Pentax FA 31 Limited lens for the wider shots and a 1980-ish manual focus Pentax M 85mm F2 for the close ups.
Mostly shot at somewhere between 1 and 3 seconds using ISO 100 sensitivity, necessitating a tripod. A couple of the displays had moving elements that I didn’t want blurred so I bumped the ISO up to 800 or 1600 for these, shortening the exposure for these images to around 1/15th second.
In the first image the multi-coloured disc is a slowly revolving ferris wheel. I have no technical explanation as to why the colours separated out into bands like that. Mystery of life.
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The Brewery Christmas Lights are a mile or so out of the city centre on the banks of the River Torrens by the West End Brewery. They run from mid-December through to just after New Year.