Now that my hubby is using his new camera and really seems to be enjoying it, he is more receptive to going on photo walks, and he is much more patient when I insist on taking hundreds of photos! As I mentioned, Mike and I went on a road trip this weekend to Leamington, Ontario where he had to do some quotes for work. Afterwards, we continued on to Windsor, Ontario and spent the night in a hotel there. Mike’s main reason, of course, was because there is a casino in Windsor, but in between playing the slot machines we walked around downtown Windsor and captured the sites with our cameras.
When you stand in front of the casino in Windsor you face the river, and directly across the river is Detroit, Michigan. It felt rather strange to be standing in Canada and yet looking at the United States. What struck me immediately was the beauty of the Motor City’s skyline, and I was determined to try and capture it at night when it was all lit up. Now, as we all know, night photography is far from easy, so I used good old Google for advice, and we set out after we became sick of losing money at the casino :). I set up my tripod, chose the TV setting on my Canon Rebel XSi, set the ISO to 100 and experimented with shutter speeds between 5 and 10 seconds. Although I know I still have a great deal to learn, I was very pleased with my first attempts. Here are my three favourite shots, and there will be many more posts about Windsor in the days to come.