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Boston Skyline @ 4:45am | by StarrGazr
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Boston Skyline @ 4:45am

With the ducks that kept me company.

 

Lessons learned on my first attempt at night photography:

 

1- The ball head for my tripod sucks!! Once I would get it where I wanted it and tighten it, the whole thing would shift no matter what I did. So I had to overshoot where I wanted to capture and hope it fell into the correct position (or close enough!)

 

2 - Bring a small flashlight! (Duh!! So you cen see what the heck you are doing!!)

 

3 - Gloves would have been nice.

 

4 - (Another Duh!) Makes sure your battery is well charged, or at least bring along the spare!

 

I wasn't thinking when I left the house. I just figured that if I had to get up and the crack of dawn (or really before) and drive to and from the airport, I should take advantage of the situation.

 

At least now I know a great spot to go to try again, but I don't know if the ducks will be there. :)

 

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Taken on January 9, 2006