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Photography – Night Light With a White Sight
This year marked my first ever Christmas away from home. Thankfully, though, being the detached and semi-emotionally dead being that I am meant I wasn’t too down in the dumps over it. I was able to get the day off work. Which meant I was able to uphold my annual tradition of watching films and eating my former body weight’s worth in everything bad for me, Including lots of Kahlúa in my coffee. (Just for reference, and probably to boast a little, my weight a few years ago was 29st/184kg.)
Okay, so you ate a lot of chocolate and watched The Lord of the Rings. Tell us about the photo.
Of course, a working and travelling visa is, well, 50% work. So I worked the late hours of Christmas Eve. In anticipation of it being Christmas in the morning, and my child-like vigor and excitement unexpectedly making a reappearance for the briefest of moments, I had my camera handy and so indulged in a late-night photo frolic after work. Unfortunately, I severely underestimated the extent of how cold and snowy it would be on the evening. So I didn’t spend too long soaking up the scenery. To put it lightly, it was approximately as cold as fuck.
Anyway, I took a few snaps and ran for the last shuttle bus home as my camera lens was quickly developing a thick layer of the ol’ Natural Dandruff. Night-time photography isn’t an area I’ve particularly spent a lot of time in, nor is it one I was particularly well equipped for at the time. One part of the Blue Mountain ski resort I did want to capture, however, was the lovely night-time Christmas lights. Here’s one of my favorite shots I was able to grab in the brief moments before the cold spread to my special place – my special place being my hands.
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