It’s a new week, and the new month is rolling forward. Today Vahida and I had to go grab some groceries (mostly meat) from the store. Since we have to eat Halal, meat is the one thing that isn’t the easiest to get, but there is a nice Muslim owned grocery store about a 15 minute drive that has almost everything we could hope for. Generally, we make one trip a week to get everything we need, and we try to not shop outside of that trip. It doesn’t always work out since they don’t carry some products, such as granola bars or almond milk, but that we can take care of on the drive home by making a pit stop to Loblaws.
We just made the one stop today though, and I noticed on our way home that the sky was looking pretty. The sun was down, but it wasn’t completely dark yet. It was in that stage where the sky still had a little bit of colour to it, with a mixture of blues, purples and greens. Since I had my camera with me, I decided to find a spot to pull over and grab a shot. My original plan was to get one of the scenery towards the north, with an open field. The shot to the eye looked great, but once it was taken, I noticed that the light from the street lights were bleeding in too much. Although I really liked it, I thought I would try one that includes the street lights in their entirety. Using the car as a tripod, I rotated the camera around to face south-west and towards the road. My exposure by this stage had to be pretty long and I grabbed the shot to see what it would yield. With great luck, as the shot was being taken, a car drove by, leaving me with a shot of some great streams of light.
I used my Canon 7D Mark 1 with a Canon EF 24-70mm F4 L lens at 53mm, shooting a 25 seconds, F10, with an ISO setting of 100. It was a sunny day but when the shot was taken, the sun was well set.