« on: January 24, 2015, 12:59:50 PM »
So......I went to the Ice sculptures exhibition to take some photos. As I said this was my first time.
We entered the exhibiton at the start of the opening hour.
It was very cold inside (minus 8 Celcius) ...ha! But I was prepared for that. Wintercoat, special gloves (thumb and forefinger were free to control the camera) etc.
I took a tripod, my 6D , an extra battery, extra memorycard, my 35mm f/2 IS and a CPOL filter.
Focal length of 35mm was a good choice. I could used it in most situations. The f/2 was great although I used a lot f/5.6.
The first hour it was not so crowded. So it was possible to use a tripod. However I choose not to use it but choose to stress the IS of my 35mm. I did not use the CPOL. I played a bit with the composition, metering, aperture and so on.
After one hour it was time to warm up. So I went out to drink a cappucino and inspect my first photo results. Darn, this small LCD screen and my reading glasses
After I warmed up I went back into the exhibition area. But slowly it started to be very crowded. Working with a tripod was not really possible anymore.
And everybody was taking photos. Sounds logical eh? Meaning you have to wait, move around etc.
Just 45 minutes later it was time to go. I had enough of the cold. Besides that I was looking forward to inspect my photos at home on the big screen.
It was fun and I hope to have an opportunity for the next time so I can improve my skills.