On Wednesday night we went out for dinner with some family friends who were here from Hong Kong at Marigold. Dinner was scheduled for 6:30pm, so in the 1.5 hours spare I spent playing with my camera and it’s ability to shoot longer exposures.

I made my way down to Darling Harbour and setup my mono-pod and camera and played with the settings on the camera, dropping the shutter speed down to 1sec or longer, even as long as 10 sec, to see what kind of effect I would get.

The trick to this kind of photography is having a still camera, opening up the shutter for a while and fiddling with the aperture to let in enough light, but not too much as to flood the shot and over expose it.

As you can see, the images are quite nice. Here are a few more of my favourites:

If you want to see the entire collection, they’re up in a set at my Flickr