Was out at night having a leisure walk with my camera. Walking along this little waterway in the dark, suddenly I saw a crane only a few feet away from me. It was so dark that I couldn’t see it when I was further away. The crane was shocked that I was looking at it and it flew away. In the darkness, I could only guess that it flew in a certain direction. With a camera handy, I pointed it to the general direction and started shooting.
Guess I was lucky! The crane didn’t fly too far. Maybe about 50 feet or so. With the help of a tripod, all I got left to do is to guess the distance by trial and error. Auto focus did not work at such low light level.
I couldn’t see the crane with naked eyes but the camera certainly helped. By slowly adjusting the focus and looking at the photos taken, I was able to get some half decent shots.
Well, the crane pretended that it was minding its own business, and was probably hoping I would do the same.
With the crane being so corporative in modelling in front of my camera, I here wish all of you a year of long life, prosperity and good health in 2010.