It’s been awhile since I’ve posted about our date nights. Thank god it’s not because we haven’t been in that long. I’m not sure I can last too long without some adult time with my husband. I’ve just been too lazy to bring the camera when we go. I’ve also found it’s not really that romantic to be snapping pictures while you’re on a date.
This time though I thought I’d make an exception since I wanted to try capturing the city vibe after dark and sans kids.
After shooting my kids all day every day, it’s creatively refreshing to shoot… umm… bicycles? Laugh if you want, these particular bikes didn’t move. In my book that’s a win already.
I do love how the city completely changes from day to night. My state of mind and perspective is also vastly different from when I’m shooting the kids during the day.
I like being able to try random techniques I read on the web that I normally can’t with two little ones running around. This one was taken at a really low ISO (200) and I had the shutter on bulb. I didn’t time it but I think I had it open for about 10 seconds. It’s on the bar counter so there’s no shake
Since I brought the camera, my date and I discussed lots of different techniques. If I hadn’t already mentioned, Grizz is actually the family pro photographer (the 3rd shot from the top was taken by him) and I’ve learned a lot about our camera, skin tones and the importance of light from him.
After dinner we decided to stop at Beretta for some of their famous specialty cocktails. I’d been craving an alcoholic beverage with egg white in it all evening (not kidding). This is huge for us. We’re usually a ONE stop date night kind of couple. Well we felt like getting a little crrrazy that night. So Beretta it was.
I quickly located my egg-white-cocktail (The Airmail), ordered and watched the bartender put it together in front of me
I think he was enjoying the attention (the big camera focused on him) so from then on, he made all his drinks in front of me
Or maybe that’s just where his drink-making station is
My personal favorite part was the hearts he made on the drink using an eyedropper. Fancy stuff here.
We made it to 2 drinks each then called it a night. Yeah it was pretty wild
I think we were both just ready to get home and check on the kids. Yes we’re sticking to that story.