On my last night in Queenstown I decided to take the camera out for a few drinks, to put it through it’s paces in a different environment. It turns out not only can I take photos during the day with gorgeous scenery and delicious lighting, I can also manage to snap a few shots in less than optimal conditions with some pretty pleasing results.
I went to a bar called Bardeaux in the heart of town. For me the appeal initially was a roaring fire but the whole tone of the place was mellow sophistication which I rather liked for a pre-dinner cocktail.
I asked Jacqueline behind the bar if she would mind if I took a few photos and was having a great time when a group of business men came in and started ordering shots by the dozen. For me it meant a whole new range of images that accentuated the lineup of glasses.
Stepping outside I caught a conversation between father and son and really liked the emotion that this moment had.
Overall as a non-people photographer in what has always been an environment I would never even attempt to photograph I have to say, I was pretty happy with the results. Might even take my camera out for a second date if I knew things would go this well every time.