King’s College Chapel | Old Aberdeen | 35:Chronicle

28mm, black & white, night / low-light, photography, structures

Wide Open Spaces.

Walking around Old Aberdeen after sunset turned out to be a pure joy in many ways. In a previous post, I waxed a little about the stunningly picturesque Powis Gate Towers and, directly opposite them stands this beautiful building – King’s College. Although I was tripodless, I managed to snag a few frames by shooting wide open (at 2.5) handheld and, though a little soft, I am nonetheless very happy to share these few images. I hope you’ll enjoy them. 


I. [1/17th” f2.5 ISO:1600]

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II. [1/50th” f2.5 ISO:1600]

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III. [1/13th” f2.5 ISO:1600]

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7 thoughts on “King’s College Chapel | Old Aberdeen | 35:Chronicle

  1. Great atmosphere! Such a kind of architecture looks very good with this lightening.
    You have super steady hands or… what’s your secret? 😀
    I wouldn’t even try to shoot without a tripod in such a dark. Though I hate images my camera does with ISO more than 200. So anytime I’m going to shoot in bad light conditions I take my tripod. By the way, a heavy tripod is a good thing to resist any theft 😀

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    1. Alena, thank you. I have no other secret – just that I find a good way to anchor my body and have very steady hands. I could not have made these without using a viewfinder though, and this adds extra stability against forward and reverse movement, I wouldn’t shoot past ISO 1600 with this set-up but had I have had my tripod I would have shot at 100 for sure. Stopping down would have made these almost impossible to shoot without a tripod as there was nowhere suitable to rest the camera – hence a little softness and shallow depth but, I like them. And I am so glad that you do also! Thank you, Alena!

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