Thankyou for the input...I'm discovering more and more that there is an undercurrent of which I have been blissfully unaware when I am enjoying lowlight shooting...the eery , spookiness aka Vincent Price is completely off my radar when I am in this mode... the three hour periods of the past three nights limiting myself to the one wide, were accompanied in my mind by the rich dissonances of seven string bass viol playing in my head...the first night was somewhat balmy after the winter's severity but fronts quickly moved in and returned the reality of winter not leaving yet...these nights have produced a pleasant series of similar mood and although the color versions carry some interesting surprises, especially in the 3' + exposures, I am finding working the almost B&W versions more satisfying... Your comments provide another window as I process...
Having discovered some sensor cleaning necessary, I will be changinging up to a long lens with the intention of staying low over the next week or so (not ISO/ rather position..) It is remarkable to me how much your generosity has enlivened my resolve to stay out there doing what I love most... I thank you all.
PS The works of Sainte-Colombe and Marin Marais for the seventh string added (low A) bass viol to the D-G-C-E-A-D is what I feel as these snaps appear, and allow themselves to flow in PP. Thank you. I'll make a strong effort to not ask too often for your thoughts, but please be assured, they have greatly contributed to my learning curve. And if ever there was an almost frightening serendipity to all this, the prints are coming along beautifully too...I only have the 2880 but it is still performing beautifully, and fortunately have a trusted printer for work of larger dimension.
Thanks again... p.