As the nights now draw in, it’s getting to be time for those nice bleak winter shots. Last winter i a lot of opportunity to wander around at night with my G9, whether it be walking home late at night, or through the hustle and bustle of a city centre. At almost every turn there’s new photographic potential. The changing conditions make every night different, so every scene is always fresh.
Many of my night shots tend to be taken hand-held, so i have to use high ISO settings. Many people seemed to think the G9, like many compacts, are unusable at the higher ISO settings due to the high noise levels. Personally i came to love the high noise at 1600 ISO, it took me back to the days of uprating black and white film to increase the grain and contrast.
As the G9 was broken, as mentioned in a previous post, then for the moment i’ll post a few photos from last winter. I’ll be taking more with the new camera soon, so i’m keen to see how they compare in the low light of winter.