The other weekend I headed up an all-night long photo shoot for Welshot Imaging. Travelled over in the afternoon on Eurostar, got there for 7pm and was on the return train the following morning at 9.15am. Bit of a rush, but the shoot worked well. There was just one shower (a heavy one!) and the night was comfortably warm. Got some okay pictures too so I was pleased. There is a selection in the Gallery - All night long in Paris. Several of my on-going, long term projects gained more work - rubbish, camera users and shooting at ISO 12,800.
Annoyingly, the sunset was due to be almost directly behind the Arc de Triomphe from the Champs Elysees. After a sunny day it had clouded over by sunset time and it started to rain. Sunrise was insipid too - disappointing as the night was largely clear.
I was worried that I would struggle staying alert all night long but it was fine. Walked miles too. Loved shooting at ISO 12,800 on my Nikon D3s and also found myself impressed with a tripod I have on loan, a Feisol Traveller CT3441S. A little heavier than my usual Gitzo Traveller but extends to a more useful height without compromising stability. Check out the products for yourself on www.feisoluk.com/
All in all, a great experience and one I'll try again - maybe earlier in the year when the nights are even shorter.