One of the things we did in Canada was visit the gardens. If you remember my description, I commented on the fact that they hang a light off of every available surface. We'd gone once before during the holidays but I'd never tried to take a picture of it before. I learned a couple of things that night about photography...
- You're never going to get the perfect shot with 500 other people josling for your space. Shoot it and move on.
- If you even consider shooting a clear picture at night, bring your tripod. Don't leave it at home in the living room.
- The more light that's available (sans tripod) the better the shot. In other words... look for a light souce lady.
I learned a lot of other photography lessons while in Canada, but this one was probably the toughest. I still have shots I need to photoshop, but these are about as good as it gets coming straight out of the camera.
The sunken gardens
The red tree