Posted on December 3, 2013
Capturing light images at night – night lights – can be difficult, especially without a tripod. After the Christmas outdoor lights were hung on gutters and in our small garden, I noticed some very pretty reflections from the lights onto the vinyl siding. Like all good photographers I decided to live on the edge. I would try to capture these terrestrial-like reflections at night without a flash or tripod; much like a trapeze artist working without a net. I set my ISO to a very high speed (3200), opened up the aperture wide, and shot at the slowest speed that I could hold reasonably steady.
The rather impressionistic images captured the beauty of the reflections well. The graininess from the high ISO added an other worldliness to the pictures. Some of the reflections suggest an angel, a dove, and maybe even a butterfly (at least to me) and others seem to match descriptions of UFOs. Hope you enjoy the admittedly strange images. Living on the edge, Julie.