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Low light photos of Xalapa

Sunday, February 17, 2008 | 0 comments

After an excellent dinner at "La Salsa Brava", a restaurant co-owned by a classmate of Esme, we decided to walk to the house of Esme's mother to pay her a visit. I had taken my digital photo camera with me, A Canon A640, and since it was getting quite dark, I decided to take some low light photos.

View from Rio Pánuco (del Charro).
View from Rio Pánuco (del Charro).

Because I didn't bring a tripod with me I had to improvise a bit. For example, I took the above photo by resting the camera on a low wall. Of course I used the self timer, set to 2 seconds, to avoid any vibrations the pressing of the shutter button might cause.

The photo was taken from Rio Pánuco (del Charro), quite a steep road going from Rafael Murillo Vidal to Angel Carbajal. The latter can be seen in the above photo, with a parking lot next to it.

House on the haunted hill.
House on the haunted hill.

The Rio Pánuco goes down a hill to reach Angel Carbajal. To the left I noticed a lonely tree with a house in the background. I decided to use a fence post to stabilize the digital camera. But the fence post was not entirely flat on top, so I used Alice's vest to provide additional support for the camera. Again the self timer was used to prevent vibrations from pressing the shutter button.

Angel Carbajal, Xalapa.
Angel Carbajal, Xalapa.

After a final photo, this time of Angel Carbajal, the road Esme's mother lives on, we continued our walk to the house of Esme's mother.

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