3.11.2008

I Took Me Four Attempts

Looking at yesterday's photo again, I must tell a quick story. The night I shot both today's and yesterday's photo, it took me four attempts before I timed the big "1" to be lit up as it is today. It's a three sided neon lighted sign and each bank is lit up one at a time to save energy and the cost to run all three sides at once. Getting the timing down to take a photo of it proved to be a challenge in the cold temperatures. In the end, I actually preferred the unlit photo better. It's a capture of this tower at night that I had never seen before. Plus the neon lights were very bright in the photo, but being as it was very cold out, I didn't want to tweak my camera settings any longer.

Which do you prefer?

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5 comments:

Jim said...

The one lit up does draw you to the 1st away from the building, they both are good shots. I like yesterdays best I guess, because even though its at night, theres enough light to see the 1st sign.

Just Roaming The Cities said...

I like the shot where the #1 is NOT lit up, don't know why...just do :) lighting is so good.

Mo said...

I like this 1! (sorry couldn't help myself) I love neon.

Jana said...

Both are great shots. I really like the lit up one. Glad you stuck it out to get the shot, its very nice.

Lynette said...

Both of them are great, but I believe I like the unlit one best. They remind me of Superman on TV.