So we arrived at our Hotel in dusty Mandalay and the sky started to light up beautifully, but there was nowhere I could go to capture that amazing sky, except, well, the view from my hotel-room was pretty cool. So I decided to set up my tripod and camera to get my shot from Mandalay downtown, which is not all that nice, on first sight, but has some really cool places to visit. My tripod setup ended up to be a little bit shaky, as you can see from my behind the scenes shot, because there was no other way to get my camera as much out of the window as I wanted. Nonetheless it was good fun trying to balance my camera and talking down the complaints of my roommate complaining about supposedly entering mosquitoes.
After having solved the balancing-problem as well as the mosquito-problem I ran into another problem: The schedule of our Intrepid-tour around Myanmar included a little walking-tour around the city, but I didn’t feel that I have captured everything I wanted. So I set my “Triggertrap” intervalometer to take a shot in aperture-priority (underexposed by one stop so that I don’t blow out any of the highlights) every minute hoping to get some nice car-trails and to capture all the beautiful city-lights. As you can see, I did capture some nice car-trails, which light up the street below, but unfortunately there weren’t as many lights as I expected. Still there were enough city-lights to make a cool blue-hour shot, which I blended with the sunset shot using my Wacom-Tablet in Photoshop.
Even though some things didn’t work out as hoped I got away with a pretty cool shot. What do you think?