Monday, February 22, 2016

Arcade lights

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On our recent visit to the seaside resort of Skegness in Lincolnshire I took several photographs of the "amusements" that feature on the seafront. These were mostly closed awaiting the warmer weather. But, some indoor amusements were open and displaying their signs and lights in the hope of attracting passing visitors. This line of lights, quite unremarkable in most respects, attracted my eye. Firstly for the colours - I like the deep yellow and orange against the very dark background. But also for the way the reflections give the electric lights something of the appearance of flames.

photograph and text © Tony Boughen

Photo Title: Arcade Lights, Skegness
Camera: Olympus E-M10
Mode: Aperture Priority
Focal Length: 150mm (300mm - 35mm equiv.)
F No: f5.6
Shutter Speed: 1/1000 sec
Exposure Compensation: -0.3 EV
Image Stabilisation: On