A recent trip to London gave me the opportunity to get out onto the streets at night to test the low-light capability of my X-Pro1. London is such a busy place that there is always something going on at every corner, and I have found the best technique for me is to stop and observe for a while out of the way of everyone before taking a shot. The combination of a rich sky at dusk and lighting from buildings and vehicles can really make an image pop.
A London red bus and pedicab competing for customers and road space.
There are some great colours from lit buildings, and the contrast of the colours deepens as the ambient lights falls. Cool Britannia with cool lighting.
Even with urban landscapes, I still prefer to have people in my photos to maintain the sense of living.
London is full of graphic imagery and signs, all competing for your attention.
Amongst the hurly burly of the city, this type of scene can be captured easily without drawing attention to yourself.
A quickly grabbed shot of a pedicab. The X-Pro1 did a fantastic job of coping with a mix of Neon lighting from nearby shop fronts.
Shops for the tourists. On every street….and the ubiquitous black cab.