I went out night shooting this evening with our nine year old (who has recently expressed an interest in photography), and didn't manage to produce any of the shots I was after. I tried one that included the bench from this shot, the silhouette of my camera on its tripod, and me leaning against the railing looking out to sea. And I thought it might be quite a cool shot. However, my wife's comment when she saw it was "were you having a pee?" – clearly I need to think about composing myself somewhat differently next time ;-)

I also tried a few shots at the southernmost end of the promenade, where it's much, much darker, and totally failed to get any of them in focus or properly composed. Night photography is definitely an art that I need to practice.

Anyway, the only shot that I think is worth putting up is this one, and I'll be interested to hear if you can work out what it is. The only clue you're going to get is in the EXIF data below ;-)

capture date
camera
lens
focal length
aperture
shutter speed
shooting mode
exposure bias
metering mode
ISO
flash
image quality
cropped?
8.48pm on 25/11/04
Canon 20D
EF 17-40 f/4L USM
40mm (64mm equiv.)
f/6.3
30
shutter priority
+0.0
evaluative
100
no
RAW
rotated 180°
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