FXA - PERTH October Long Exposure

Another month, another meet up with the FujiXAus group. Last week we decided to hit up Kings Park at night to try our hands on some long exposure photography. It’s been a while since I had done any long exposure photography so I was eager to see what I could come up with.

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I was surprised to find that we actually had a decent number of people for this turn out, given that it was during the middle of the work week. After getting to know everyone, we then headed to the Kaarta Gar-Up lookout for our first spot. It’s been years since I’ve been to Kings Park at night. Perth city has changed so much in the past few years. I wanted to get detailed shots instead of just a wide angle view of the city, so I pulled out my Fujifilm 55-200mm f3.5-4.8. However, I struggled to get any form of composition that I liked, so instead, I switched back to the Fujifilm 16-55mm f2.8 and decided to do behind-the-scene shots of the group.

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We then decided to head further down the path to see if we can find another spot that offers a different view. We came upon a clearing in the bush next to the path that offers the view of the freeway. Perfect for light trails! I took a few more behind-the-scene shots and tried a bit of astrophotography as well. After taking a number of shots, I ended up with my favourite shot of the night.

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Switching back to the 55-200mm, I decided to take a crack at capturing some light trails on the freeway. I wanted to capture light trails on both sides of the road, as well as having the train through the middle as well. After taking a few shots, I ended up with my favourite from the night. It’s not exactly as I had envisioned it but it was close enough. I will definitely have to come back and try the shot again.

We were waiting for the train to come through but I ended up mistiming my shot. You can see the train coming in from the bottom of the shot and stopped abruptly 1/3 of the way in. Would have like to have it at least halfway through the photo at least.

We were waiting for the train to come through but I ended up mistiming my shot. You can see the train coming in from the bottom of the shot and stopped abruptly 1/3 of the way in. Would have like to have it at least halfway through the photo at least.

I have always wanted to try this shot for a while now. Just a detailed shot of an office building with all the lights on at night.

I have always wanted to try this shot for a while now. Just a detailed shot of an office building with all the lights on at night.

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All in all it was a good night. It’s always fun to be able to go out and shoot some photography with like-minded people. Thank you again to everyone who came along.

Until next time!

- C