“we’re reaching for death
on the end of a candle
we’re trying for something
that’s already found us”
― jim morrison
I set out with high hopes for this shoot.
However, I never was a Boy Scout, and so, sadly, I was not as well prepared as I should have been.
I took the metro from Weststation to Centraal. Lugging my camera bag and my tripod, full of expectation.
I fought through the crowds of tourists, flower fanciers and all those musical hipsters, to reach the Grote Markt, set up my tripod, hoping not to be moved on by the Politie fearing I was assembling a weapon of presumed mass destruction.
I found a suitable spot, fiddled with my settings, and found a rhythm.
And then, my battery expired.
So, I share these photos as a humble experiment, in anticipation of another opportunity.
*shot with nikon d700, nikkor 16-35mm f/4 lens, lightcraft workshop nd500 filter, manual setting, exposed at ‘bulb’ with Nikon MC-36 remote, should have ordered a new battery charger…*
(also submitted to lucile’s photo 101 rehab)