Wellington in November
Halloween is usually a bit of a non-event here in New Zealand. The event that I really look forward to at this time of year is Guy Fawkes. Here in Wellington there is always a huge fireworks display on the waterfront, and this year there was also a small carnival! I love the cheesy and slightly creepy atmosphere of carnival sideshow attractions, and this one did not disappoint!
Afternoon Stroll through Civic Square
Early in the afternoon we went into town and I picked up my remaining pieces from the MUNCH exhibition. I took these photos on my phone while walking back through Civic Square behind the Michael Fowler Centre.
Later on in the evening we went down to the waterfront, and I got to try some different settings on my camera. I wished I had taken my tripod but it was very crowded so I settled for steady-ing the camera around my neck using the strap.
As I turned around to leave a saw a lady using a remote with her camera mounted on a monopod, I'll have to try that next time!
I had a lot of fun playing with the long exposure settings on my camera here. Again I wished I had brought my tripod, but it wasn't too crowded and in most places I could stand still long enough to get a good photo.
Along the Waterfront at Night
After the carnival we walked back along the waterfront, and I took these photos using just manual settings on my camera. I am keen to go back with my tripod and try again!