Light Nelson happens every two years in the city of Nelson – at the top of New Zealand’s south Island. This iconic mid-winter light festival celebrates the ingenuity, talent and generosity of the Nelson art 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).
Aside from being a great night out, this was 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 fun and worthwhile exercise yielding some interesting results and accidental discoveries.
I was going to do some side by side comparisons but ended up taking a less time consuming route that yielded the same info for me – and is hopefully more interesting for you (yes, of course I care about you silly).
Quite a few snippets left on the cutting room floor but there’s some footage of (I found out later) a world record breaking model DNA molecule, Chloe Loftus the Tree Aerialist in Albion Square, the ever-popular Moas and the legendary Lightbulb men.
The final video ended up with a bit of a haunted carnival feel – not sure how that happened. Maybe the choice of music, maybe all those pixies and fairies dancing around the lights on those cold, magical nights. But just went with it eh.
Anyway, thanks for being so interested. Makes me feel all warm and tingly inside – like there’s still hope for the world.
Full credit to artists and organisers – info on the event here: https://www.lightnelsonevent.co.nz
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