So this time I prepared myself for this low-light, long-time exposure session. My lens of choice was the Sony FE 4/12-24 G mainly because of its absurd wide angle. My goal was to capture as much track as possible, so the lit trains could travel a long distance through the framing. Secondly I settled for photo locations inside the track area (publicly accessible) where the wide angle becomes very handy.
The park did something unique when they decided to “divert” the queue inside their new Gazprom show building. And open the old queue to the public as sight-seeing tour around the coaster.
While many, including me dislike the new queue I have to admit that the newly created “photo-tour” is something quite unique and very interesting.
After a few test shots full of experimentation with timing, exposure length, ISO and Aperture I finally started to take photos which exceeded my expectations. The blue and white lights on the train, in combination with the cloudy sky which reflected the warmer lights from the park in the sky created true light-art pieces.
And that’s how a small experiment resulted in a few of my all-time favorite photos I ever took.