Tree at Two

Night photography comes with a myriad of extra issues to add to the 101 things to remember at shutter release. Much higher ISO, narrow field of focus, and slow shutter speed are just a few of the issues that night photography brings to the night walker. We have had some rain/ice on top of our snow recently, so when I got up for some pain meds I saw this view outside. I took a few handheld shots (a tripod is better for night photography, but I didn’t want to make that much noise). Here’s one I like enough to share. Moral of the story? Keep your camera handy, even at night.

Tree and Streetlight

Tree and Streetlight

Saugatuck Night Lights

Night pictures are often very difficult. Getting enough light and a fast enough shutter speed can be tough without a tripod. Last Saturday night we were in Saugatuck, Michigan. It is a beach-side community with grand old homes, great shops, and a beautiful downtown area. We were there for dinner, but I did have time to take a few pictures. Hope you can see the beauty I saw in these images.

Deer

Deer

Image shot at 1/200th of a second. Slow enough to catch all the lights lit.

Image shot at 1/200th of a second. Slow enough to catch all the lights lit.

Shot at 1/1000th. Note the "unlit" spots that were there but not caught lit.

Shot at 1/1000th. Note the “unlit” spots that were there but not caught lit.

Lingering Christmas

Lingering Christmas

Shoreside lights across the river make for a good light painting. Shot at 1.6 seconds.

Shoreside lights across the river make for a good light painting. Shot at 1.6 seconds.

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