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January 7th, 2010 by Peter Bargh

Stopped for taking photo on a bridge

traffic at night with Fuji FinePix F70EXRYes that’s right last night I was out in the dark taking a photo from a bridge running over a dual carriage way and I was stopped.

I was playing with the Fujifilm Finepix F70EXR compact’s Pro Low-light mode. It’s a great mode for shooting in low light with static subjects. It takes four shots in quick succession and merges them to create one lower noise and sharp image free from camera shake. It works well, but I wanted to see what would happen with car light trails, so I’d gone to the bridge to get an overhead view of passing cars.

I was holding the camera over the rail when a car slowed down and drove past. The driver and passenger were both looking at me. The car turned into a pull in a few yards up the road and stopped. Minutes later a woman got out of the car and came towards me. And asked if I was ok???

Ok, I guess that’s not what you expected this post be about, in the light of all the police and security issues that are topical at the moment, but it got you hooked 😉

It took me a few seconds to comprehend, and then I realised she may have thought I was about to jump? I’m not sure, but it was quite surreal, and also very encouraging that there are people around who care enough to stop and check.

And the picture I took? Well that was rubbish as you can see. I’ll stick to static shots for this mode, as it was intended.

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