Porto at night is beautiful!! I love this little old city. This day I walked around for hours taking HDR’s and as the darkness arrived, I wanted to take a standard night shot from the mountain side. The D300 can take decent night shots…but I wish I had a D3 or better for low light situations…ah to dream one day! As the sun was setting I was walking up these roads towards to the top of the hill. Row houses everywhere. Luckily there was a small walkway near the edge to catch a river/city view. From the walkway you can take steps lower each level to more houses. So I know I was not in great safe territory. A dude with a camera bag and tripod in the dark with some odd people walking around…any photographer has been there. So you have to stand confidently and prepare to use your tripod as a weapon if necessary! I snapped away while keeping my third eye on my surroundings. I grabbed my shots and made it out safely and called it a day! The shot was worth the worries! I look forward to heading back to Porto again this year…this time it will just be shots of wineries!! Much safer!!
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