Light Nelson happens every two years in the city of Nelson at the top of New Zealand’s south Island. This mid-winter light festival “celebrates talent, generosity, ingenuity, art and the Nelson community.”
This year around 40 000 people came to take in the 66 light installations around central Nelson over four days (the Sunday evening was cancelled due to rainy weather).
An opportunity to do some more low light video tests with the Panasonic G85, this time taking a more systematic approach, adding a faster prime lens to the mix and pushing the ISO a bit further. It turned out to be a worthwhile exercise yielding some interesting results and accidental discoveries.
I was going to do a standard side by side comparison (it may happen sometime) but was enticed along a more entertaining route. I’ve included a range of the test material (and left a lot out) to see how far things could be pushed in post and how it fared after being squeezed through Youtube’s compression algorithm.
Full credit to artists and organisers – info on the event here: https://www.lightnelsonevent.co.nz