Cruising The Hillsborough

by Camellia Staab January. 21, 2021 650 views

I very much enjoy taking photos at night in urban areas. I love the way the street lights and building lights shimmer in the dark. I love the shadows that are created. Love the moodiness.

But what I don't like about shooting at night is that there are a lot more constraints to work around, specific settings to use, and depending on what one is shooting, one will have to push the camera to its limit.

Hence, I don't venture out much for the purpose of shooting, at night. But when the occasion arises, then I go overboard with the click, click.

Such was the occasion this particular evening.

We decided to take a dinner cruise along the Hillsborough River. Since it is the Covid era, the ship was not packed and the service was exceptional. We had a delicious three course meal with flowing adult beverages. It being around the holidays the area was adorned with lights and holiday decorations, making night photography even more enticing.

And so I indulged myself and took a whole bunch of photos as we cruised the river.

The Hillsborough River is a river located in the state of Florida in the United States. It arises in the Green Swamp near the juncture of Hillsborough, Pasco and Polk counties, and flows 60 miles (97 km). through Pasco and Hillsborough Counties to an outlet in the city of Tampa on Tampa Bay.
The name Hillsborough River first appeared on a British map in 1769. At the time, the Earl of Hillsborough was the British Secretary of State for the Colonies, and thus controlled the pensions of the surveyors working in the American colonies, which included East Florida.

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Antonio Gil 2 months, 4 weeks ago

amazing set of night pictures. I had to put last one in my favs 😊

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Berckmans Peter 3 months ago

Hey Tampa girl. These are wonderfull, wish we had a skyline and lights like that overhere. Good you could do the cruise. Here is everything still closed.

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Benny Law 3 months ago

Night shots are even more beautiful when water is involved. You were pretty brave to take a cruise under the threat of covid.

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Camellia Staab Replied to Benny Law 3 months ago

Definitely water enhances the shots.
The cruise ship was following Covid regulations, so the normally filled dinning room, now only had 8 tables all spread apart. Also, I have a belief that each of us will probably get Covid in one form or another before it's all said and done with. On top that I am somewhat of a fatalist, whatever happens, happens and somewhere in there I have to live as "normal" as I can.

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Warren Edwards 3 months ago

Hello, Camellia:) I just love your posts. Today it's #18 for my morning mood #26 is awesome too, nice touch

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Camellia Staab Replied to Warren Edwards 3 months ago

Thank you Warren, I appreciate your comments. As for #26, I have to do something silly once in a while smile

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