Out and About: Black Country Living Museum

Today was a visit to the Black Country Living Museum.  The last time I was there nearly a year ago, it had snowed and I got some very nice images. Today however there wasn’t any of the white stuff  although it was very cold and as the day went on it got even colder.

The BCLM do a great deal whereby after the first visit in a year you can go as many times as you want after that free of charge.  So today was my last chance to

  1. use the ticket before it expired and
  2. once more partake of their delicious faggots and mushy peas for lunch.

I find the museum a very evocative place and there are always plenty of photographic opportunities, despite the hordes of children on school outings. The site is nearly thirty acres, so in reality it has never really seemed too busy when I’ve been there.

I took the Nikon D800 and the 50mm f/1.8 lens ready for the low light that a British December day can bring.  Even with this fast lens, at times I was shooting at 1600 ISO – it’s great that the Nikon can give superb results at this ISO.

There is a turn of the 20th century fun-fair on site and in the fading afternoon light I used the illuminations and colours that appear on the stalls and rides to have another bash at some multiple exposures. once again I used 3 frames and no auto-gain.

This one I think gives an impression of the movement and activity of a merry-go-round, even though at the time of the photograph, it wasn’t actually moving.




One thought on “Out and About: Black Country Living Museum

  1. Great photo. Glad you had a good day even though weather wasn’t great. Missed you at the farewell do – shame it coincided with your non working day. Still, I’ll be seeing you again anyhow. Pip pip C


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