Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Messin' Around on New Year's Eve

My passengers this evening were stuck in traffic, so while I was waiting,
I devised a way to mount my camera to the tail of the gondola. 
It was a foggy night, which only added to the mystique of every shot.

So here's what it looks like when you put your camera on a tripod and lash the whole thing to the poppa.
I put it on a long exposure with no flash, and tried my best to hold still.

Here's the "official" test shot while still at dock.

This one was shot on a different setting
so there aren't any smears or trailing lights.

Once I got into the canals, I set the camera up with a remote trigger
on a two second delay, and got these shots:

It looks like I'm rowing really fast. 
Oh, go ahead and keep thinking I can row that fast.
Yep, we were traveling at "ludicrous speed".

Passing under the Newport Boulevard bridge, I caught some great trails and reflections of the navigational red and green lights.

1 comment:

grigory-never-get-there said...

HaHa...Classic. Happy New Year, oh ludicrous one.