I appreciate the value of tripods, I just don’t like to drag my (at least) 2.5 kg one around too much. Also, I find that some of the immediacy and spontaneity of many photos disappear, if that is what one looks for. So the other night I had a small tour around Bergen harbour (“Vågen” in Norwegian”) to see what I could do with the equipment I had and the support I could find.
Across the water towards “Bryggen” (“The Wharf” – on UNESCO’s World Heritage List). The blue light is from a passing ambulance.
1/25 sec, f/2.8,ISO 4000
Towards “Torget” (“The Market”). The lights at the top right and left are from the tops of two of the seven mountains surrounding the central part of Bergen.
1/20sec, f/2.8, ISO 6400
Strange bedfellows – modern oil-related ships and a medieval fortress (“Bergenhus”)
0.3 sec, f/2.8, ISO 1600
A couple of girls waiting for one of the coastal catamarans.
1/20 sec, f/2.8, ISO 2500
If you get hungry, thirsty or want a party – that can be arranged, too.
1/40 sec, f/2.8, ISO 3200
Or you can find a quiet little nook where you can study the reflection of a quayside shopping mall and its Christmas decoration.
1/8 sec, f/3.5, ISO 3200
I admit that a tripod would have been better, but my shoulder would have been sorer …