A few nights ago, I enjoyed a surprise birthday dinner at Restaurant L&E in Chester, CT. It was a great time that gave me an opportunity to use a few phrases I learned during my three years of French classes from middle school. I was actually going to write a longer post about the dinner, but I think I’ll save that for another time. I just finished doing a bunch of photo editing and am excited to get the photos up here.
After dinner and on the way back to the house, I remembered that we had to cross the East Haddam Swingbridge. I brought my camera with me to take some photos of Chester, but never got a chance to. Nothing really inspired me in Chester that night. The swingbridge was lit up beautifully though and I wanted to take advantage of it.
Getting closer to the river, I thought a perfect spot for some night photography would be the parking lot for the Connecticut River Boat. The only thing that I thought might screw things up were the gigantic lights they had to illuminate the parking lot. As it turns out, they added a little flair to some of the pictures.
By the way, if you want to check out some really awesome night photography, check this out.
Anyway, we parked and I took a whole bunch of photographs. I was really surprised at how easily my new Canon T3i handled everything. When I learn about ISO and shutter speed, I am sure I can get things more saturated and clear, instead of slightly grainy. I would also love to get some blur on the water and movement on the lights of the cars while everything else stays crisp.
After I took a bunch of photos there, we crossed the river to park at the Gelston House. I wanted to get some closer pictures of both the Gelston House and the Goodspeed Opera House. It was a perfect night with a perfect breeze to do just this. I am so glad I brought the camera with me.