Road Sealing at Night

They have closed down our streets one at a time and then applied sealer at night.  Last night they did our street and I used it as an opportunity to see how well I could take pictures at night.  I started taking pictures after 7:30 pm and continued until after 9 pm.  I took the last picture this morning as I was walking Misty when the geese were flying over.

The Fujifilm X-T1 with the 27 mm prime lens worked great.  The key was to photograph at night in shutter mode with the speed set at 1/125 sec., F2.8, with between -2 and -3 exposure compensation and with ISO in auto up to 6400.  I needed to use a shutter speed of 1/125 sec. to freeze the motion of the men and equipment which were moving.  For your info, I didn’t apply any noise reduction.  I took the pictures in raw mode and then used the Classic Chrome camera calibration in LR6.  I made no other adjustments except for some cropping and exposure shifts.