Monday, March 5, 2012

Night Shot 1: The Beginning

It was a dark and snowy night…


Suddenly, a camera shutter clicked.

Since getting my new camera in January, I haven’t had a lot of time to take photos, and last week, I started to gripe about the camera. Sure, it takes good photos, and it’s got a color-selection feature which my old camera lacked, plus a wider range of scene settings. It wasn’t the same, though. It just wasn’t the same, and it doesn't even let me turn picture review off. Maybe I now need to focus on getting two or three good photos, rather than clicking through a dozen at a time?

Then I found that the new camera, while it may not give me as much control as my old one, does indeed have a separate night landscape function. It doesn’t exactly work for taking pictures while driving—my sister taking the photos while I drove, that is—but it does work quite well in low-light situations, something I never quite managed with my old camera.


“Tuesday evening, Jerry took the photo. He was busy that week, and he sent the photo off to be developed until Wednesday morning the following week. That afternoon, the detective showed up at his home to ask about the odd Shadow in the lower corner of Jerry’s photo. Jerry hadn’t noticed it before. He couldn’t explain how it got there.

“After two weeks, Jerry believed he had, finally, convinced the police that he didn’t know anything beyond what he had told them already. Then the Shadow appeared in another of his photos…”

(Continued in Night Shot 2: Captain Nwin)

6 comments:

Audrey said...

P.S. If Jerry ever asked me what to do, I would recommend he find some other time to take photos NOT at night! Unfortunately, fictional characters rarely ask advice.

Anonymous said...

"...For years the Vorlons have waited, preparing humanity for the time when the Shadows would return from Z'ah'dum." With apologies to JMS.
Emma

Audrey said...

Umm, yes...I'm not sure about the origins of this particular Shadow. Maybe it escaped from the TV TV series.

However, Jerry is not familiar with the series, so he can't say. He's just annoyed by the way other people react to it—almost as if they expect him to know something about it. He’s also particularly annoyed by the way the Shadow seems to want to interfere with his photography.

That's why he decided to do something about the Shadow, you see.

Anonymous said...

"But little did Jerry realize how horrible wrong it would go. You see the thing about Shadows is they are patient. They slip through the edge of our vision every day, insubstantial and inconsequential. Until someone starts look again, starts to believe, and then what once seemed a trick of the light become darker...more substantial...more real. Jerry's decision was about to backfire."
Emma

Audrey said...

Hey! That's part of the "To Be Continued (Next Week)."

Anonymous said...

Consider it a fore-Shadowing...
Emma

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