Last weekend I caught the final evening of the “Nightscape” exhibition at Longwood Gardens with a couple of good friends. I have to say it was totally awesome! I’ve never seen a light show like this before, with the plants being backdrops for moving lights and new age music. There was even a 3D display projected on the topiary garden. The 3-dimensional effect was done by using 2 projectors set several feet apart.
I considered bringing a tripod with to get better night photos, but with all the people around and all the walking, I’m glad I didn’t. So I had to boost the ISO (light sensitivity) up way higher than I normally like to. But the Tamron 28-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di VC PZD zoom lens I purchased this summer has surprisingly good vibration compensation, so I lost very few shots due to camera shake. I had more issue with trying to get a focus lock due to the extremely low light conditions and constantly shifting light patterns. So when I lost a shot, that was normally the reason.
I had a fantastic time and hope you enjoy the photos I got.
Photos © Colleen D. Gjefle