Night Light Photography

March 29, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

Shooting outside at night is no easy task, photography is the art of capturing light. Your camera is not only a digital image creation tool but more importantly an advanced light collection device. If you think of photography in this way, shooting at night sounds down right crazy. Many nights our adventures usually start right at dusk, we set up our camera's and we start the process, which includes managing to focus on our specific object, testing exposure and of course getting the accurate International Organization for Standardization (ISO).

 

My husband always manages to want to go out during the coldest nights know to man- Really!? The last adventure was at the Ashokan Reservoir-The reservoir is in the eastern end of the Catskill Park, and is one of several reservoirs created to provide the City of New York with water.The site is very secure- everytime we set up a police car would pull up and ask what we were doing. Glad to see our places our secure, the officer was very nice and let us photograph. It has such a beautiful view of the Catskill Mountains. The first Image is a self portrait of Charles at the reservoir. The second image is Buskirk Bridge a wooden covered bridge and is the name of the hamlet in which it is located. It is in the town of Hoosick. The bridge, which crosses the Hoosic River is one of 29 historic covered bridges in New York State-Built in 1850. We also love shooting close to home- so why not the Playhouse in Albany NY, love how the lighting turned out over the frozen lake.

I ended this set of images with a star trail close to home, the last picture is taken at Peebles Island, Waterford NY. We really love how the image turned out.

 

We love to shoot Star Trails- A star trail is a type of photograph that utilizes long-exposure times to capture the apparent motion of stars in the night sky due to the rotation of the Earth.

 

 

Star Gazing at the Ashokan Reservoir- Charles Self Portrait at Night! Another bitter cold night- I think our car thermometer read -2

 

Star Gazing at the Ashokan Reservoir- Charles Self Portrait at Night! Another bitter cold night- I think our car thermometer read -2 Star Gazing at the Ashokan Reservoir- Charles Self Portrait at Night! Another bitter cold night- I think our car thermometer read -2

Star Gazing at the Ashokan Reservoir- Charles Self Portrait at Night! Another bitter cold night- I think our car thermometer read -2

 

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