Michelle’s Montreal Jazz Festival example reminded me of a visit in 2013 I made to the Canowindra Balloon Festival Night Burn. Canowindra is a small town in western New South Wales. You could sense the excitement in the crowd as the tethered balloons fired up and illuminated their surroundings and the crowd. The effect was colourful and electrifying. I made this image at the time.
Belmore Park is situate in the centre of my town and is only a short walk from the railway station. I thought it would be a great place for more night photography to fit Day 10’s requirements.
A little after 8.30pm I entered the park in front of the rotunda
Then I passed by a dimly lit fountain, I saw that unfortunately, the water was turned off
Then to my left adjacent to the park, I saw that the facade of the Services Club was illuminated in brilliant blue.
When I looked back towards my point of entry to the park, I thought that the park appeared quire eerie with its heavy tree cover and long shadows.
Then, I crossed over to the railway station which was ablaze with lights as a train had just arrived but alas no passengers alighted to be photographed.
On leaving the station I passed a public telephone, it’s booth was bright but its surrounding dimness didn’t encourage dallying. Not at night anyway.
Looking back as I walked away from the station, I saw another flight of stairs looking as if it was leading nowhere – what a mystery.
It’s a balmy night so the stroll was pleasant, the lighting interesting and the lack of people mystifying.