Philly by night

Philadelphia City Hall night
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Philadelphia City Hall night
Two weeks ago my mom and I went on a day trip to Philadelphia. We opted for the bus seeing as the tickets were significantly cheaper and I was actually pleasantly surprised at how efficient it was. I spent the entire day dragging around my tripod to take some night shots for 30 minutes…not sure if it was worth it in the end. These were the three best pics of City Hall.

All the revelry in Melville

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So on Saturday I ended up leaving the music fete and then coming back a bit later when it was dark. I am pretty impressed with how the shots came out even on such a high ISO (1600 and 3200) although I did do a bit of noise reduction in Lightroom. Once again I am lamenting the lack of a wide angle – think I will just go buy the Sigma 10-20 I have been wanting to buy for months now.

The fête was really cool – one of the best things about it was how mixed the crowd was. This doesn’t happen that often in SA, or even in Joburg, which is still by miles the most integrated place in the country. And it was so great to be in the streets and to wander from bar to restaurant to shop. They should really organise these more often.

My favourite photo is the one of the bicycle.