Alright on the Night
Nikon D70 @ 80mm, 3 secs, f/10, ISO 200
Took this one tonight from the top of Carlton (or is it Calton?) Hill looking down Princes Street. You can see Edinburgh Castle on the left and the tower on the right is the Balmoral Hotel. Minimal PP on this one.
I was wanting to get some shots of the fireworks going off for the tattoo but a number of reasons meant that I didn't get the shots I wanted:
1. By the time the fireworks went off it was too dark and there wasn't enough light to provide sufficient shadow details;
2. My ML-L3 remote control decided not to work exactly at the point the fireworks were set off; and
3. I was using the wrong lens and only got half of the firework trails in the frame.
So all in all not very successful! But I did meet another professional photographer and had a nice chat with him. He was using a D2X and so understandably I was very jealous! I've actually been toying with the idea of getting a new (camera) body... the D200. Ironically enough it's as a result of all of the hype surrounding the D80 - I finally read a few reviews of the more recent Nikon cameras, the D200 being one of them. Looks like a very impressive camera and has exactly the specs I'm looking for. I wonder if anyone out there has upgraded to a D200 from a D70 and would like to share their views?