May 182014

This image has been taken more than an hour before sunset. EXIF data says two hours, but that’s only because like every year I forgot to change the camera to daylight saving time. I wonder how long it will take the camera industry to figure out that a camera today is actually a computer and that computers adapt to time switches automatically. Oh well!

I took the image while waiting for the train to Vienna. It had been pouring like mad an hour before and it was still raining. Lights were low and this is a situation where I immediately feel the drawback of the light weight of my latest acquisition, the Panasonic Lumix G Vario 12-32mm 3.5-5.6 ASPH. At 12 mm the maximum aperture is f3.5, but that quickly rises to beyond f5, and using such a slow lens at dusk or even at night feels odd for someone accustomed to using fast primes. But again, lenses always come with trade-offs. Sensor stabilization takes care of the problem for me, allowing me to hold effective 64 mm at 1/4 s. This is not an action shooter’s lens, but for my purposes it is fine.

The Song of the Day is again “When Lights Are Low” by Roberta Gambarini. Hear it on YouTube.

  One Response to “2770 – When Lights Are Low III”

  1. Those twin swathes of gold painted across the ties raise this to a magical level Andreas.

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