After almost a week of not shooting anything, it’s amazing how appealing my camera bag looks on the weekend.
Some of my friends went out to see a concert at Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO), which I am told is very expensive to go see. Unfortunately I didn’t tag along for it, but I was invited out to bubble tea and chicken wings after. So I grabbed my camera and a single lens and ventured out to take some shots.
I thought I’d challenge myself this trip by taking my 50mm f1.8 instead of my Sigma 17-50mm f2.8. Prime lenses have “better” image quality and I had the luxury of time to walk around and adjust myself to get the right shot. Plus the wider aperture seemed like a good idea for a night shoot so I can let more light in.
I’m not sure if this is normal for my lens, but I kept getting a really bad glare from lights when I was shooting. I noticed it somewhat from my lake shoot, but it was really apparent now whenever I aimed it at a lamp post or something similar. After about 10 minutes of taking pictures I immediately regretted bringing it out. BUT, there were some charming pictures that came out of it.
Right outside Northeastern University, there’s a long corridor of lights that runs adjacent to their building. When I first walked through it a few weeks ago, I knew I had to go back to shoot there. The leading lines are almost too perfect to pass up. The last time I was there it was daytime, which is a very different aesthetic than night when all of the lamps are on. I think the columns would make for a pretty interesting wide shot, or at the very least, fashionable portraits.
Bubble tea and friends are good for the soul.