Friday, November 19, 2010

Night Lights

Photography in low light is different as night and day, literally. Our camera club visited the local miniature golf course and I composed this shot. I would not have been able to capture the concentric circles if I photographed this same spinning windmill blade during the day.


Here is the same object closer and from a different angle.
Both of these shots required long exposures (13-15 seconds in both of these cases), a tripod, and some patience.


- Karen

12 comments:

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

I'm impressed. Very striking shots.

rainfield61 said...

The first one is so neat. Good job.

RoseBelle said...

I wonder if the same effect could be achieved by using a regular digital camera. Great shots by the way.

John | English Wilderness said...

Wow, fantastic. What a shame the maximum exposure on my point and shoot camera is 0.25 seconds :-(

flutietootie said...

Love the lights. Night shooting can be tricky but like you said with patience, the results can be really amazing.

Emm said...

Lovely shots! I am always inspired by others' night time photography as I struggle so much with it. You are so right though about how we would not have seen those lovely effects during the day.

Life Ramblings said...

very impressive and appealing shots. well done.

AVCr8teur said...

Yogi: Thanks!

Rainfield61: Thanks! I think there's lots of trial & error with night shots for me anyways.

Rosebelle: If you have a point & shoot, probably not. Most likely if you have a dslr.

John: It's a good excuse for a new camera. :D

flutietootie: Thanks! Yes, practice, practice, practice!

Emm: The hard part is getting motivated to want to go out at night to take photos. :D

Life Ramblings: Thank you!

lina said...

Awesome shot! I wanna goout and night and practice too! :)

Unknown Mami said...

Those are beyond cool.

William K Wallace said...

Two very striking pictures indeed. I'm impressed and inspired!

Ruby's Raiser said...

Wow, Karen! I'm really enjoying looking at these. I love the layering in the second photo.