This past Monday evening was a little cold but very clear so I decided that the time had come for me to take the Nikon out for a spin and see if I could figure out how to do a little bit of night photography. To that end, I headed off to downtown Norwich and City Hall in particular - which is lit up every year for Christmas and looks fantastic!
Because I'm still trying to learn how to use this new-fangled camera, these pictures aren't as clear as I would like but I wanted to share them anyway just so you could see how beautiful City Hall looks.
Isn't it pretty? I have been using one of these picture as a screensaver at work and one of my co-workers said it almost looks like a gingerbread house!
This is a close-up of the steps leading to the main entrance and the two big wreaths that flank it.
A little blurry I'm afraid but this is the Christmas tree in front of City Hall with United Congregational Church in the background.I'm hoping to find the time (and energy) to take pictures of more Christmas lights here in Norwich and with any luck, I'll get better with the whole Nikon D60 night photography stuff and they won't be blurry! Oh - and before I forget - I had to laugh while I was out taking pictures as there was a couple that were looking at the lights in front of City Hall and they came over to ask if I would take a picture of them with the building in the background and I said "sure". They asked if I was a professional photographer and I laughed as I took their camera, shot a couple of pictures for them, and said "no, not so's you'd know it!" Still, it's definitely a lot better than someone just thinking I'm some whacko out taking pictures in the cold of a December night with no gloves on because I'm an idiot!