I will admit, other than special occasions like Fourth of July fireworks or carnival rides, I have not been in the habit of taking my camera out after dark. As a matter of fact, I have had in my head, if I don't get out with my camera in the morning, I'm not going to get to shoot for the day. To explain, I work an evening shift, and I get out of work each night at 9pm and for most of the year that's well past the blue hour.
My first attempt at a night shoot, was in downtown St. Louis after I finished at work. There is a fabulous area, the City Garden that's a few blocks long, multi-level and full of large sculpture, fountains and lights. I had a great time walking around paying attention to the light and the reflections, and took quite a few photos.
I discovered how different things look at night, discovering details that would be lost in the day light. That trip opened my eyes to the possibilities of looking for the light, at night. The next night I walked around my neighborhood exploring with my camera, trying different settings just to see what happened. That's when I took this photo of a string of lights.
I've had so much fun out at night, seeing this special light in a new way. I now know I don't have to put my camera away at the end of the day. If you have had that same thought, that after the sun disappears, your done, I hope you will give night shooting a try. There is a special beauty to be found after dark.
Orange glow by pinkfairy1982 reminds me of the feeling I had being out after dark, on the quiet streets alone with my camera.
♥ maureen of Cottage 960
orange glow by pinkfairy1982