The winter of 2014/2015 I have been determined not to be depressed by the lack of sunshine and short days so I made a decision back in the fall that I would use the time to learn more about nighttime photography. Here are some of the shots that I took over the last couple of months.
I find that with long exposures and a digital camera it is far easier to arrive at the proper exposure length than with film. The digital sensor seems to be pretty linear so you can take a test shot at a wide aperture and then stop it down and increase the exposure length accordingly to get the longer exposure and the wider depth of field that you may want.
This is the life-ring that is casting the shadow in Hanging Over the Rail. The coloring against the deep blue water is amazing.
I love it when a shadow can portray a story about what is happening in the real world. I also love the colors.
Here are four kayaks on a dock with some great shadows. Quite truthfully it is hard to take a bad picture of a kayak. They have such interesting lines.
This photo of a modern junk was taken from the bow of a rather large car ferry as it was bearing down on the sailboat. My telephoto isn’t quite powerful enough to see the scared look on the sailors’ faces but I’m sure it was there. Technically sailboats do have the right of way over powered vessels however when there is such a size difference I think the ferry in practical terms has the right of way. With just a minute or less to spare the sailboat was able to make a quick loop to avoid getting hit.
I really like the red sails on this boat. It’s not something you see on too many boats in Canada.
I think the shape that this starfish is holding makes him (her?) look like he (she?) is waving goodbye to friends as they go out to sea with the tide.
When were visiting Saltspring Island we got to see a display of working boats from the area and this one was in the dock. Apparently it is the last working steam powered tugboat on the west coast. It has a very interesting sound and unique whistles.
Porsches over the years have managed to keep a certain style with their 356 and 911 models while still being able to update their cars to a more modern look. A lot of it I think has to do with the headlights. If you look closely along the lens you can see evidence of fowl play.
Here are some shadows on the laminated bow of an old, freshly painted wooden dinghy.
These fuel containers were strapped to the deck of a pretty beaten up saiboat from Alaska. I was just amused by the colors and the repetition.
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