A Photo a Week Challenge: Light the Night


We had the opportunity to travel to the Mesa/Gilbert, Arizona area in late July for a family wedding. While there, we wanted to experiment with long exposure night photography. The LDS Gilbert Arizona Temple proved to be the perfect subject for our venture, and the weather cooperated better than we could have hoped, and we are very pleased with the results. When working with longer shutter speeds, it’s vital to have a tripod and really nice to use a shutter remote instead of having to touch the camera. It’s also important to be patient and experiment with different settings on your camera. We got better results with f-stops of 5 or higher to avoid too much light hitting the sensor.


Everyone is welcome to participate, even if your blog isn’t about photography. Here’s how it works:

  1. Each week, I’ll come up with a theme and post a photo that I think fits. You take photographs based on your interpretation of the theme, and post them on your blog (a new post!) anytime before the following Thursday, when the next photo theme will be announced.
  2. To make it easy for others to check out your photos, title your blog post “A Photo a Week Challenge: (theme of the week)” and be sure to use the “postaday″ and “Photo a Week” tags.
  3. Come back here and post a link to your image in the comments for this challenge.
  4. Follow nancy merrill photography so that you don’t miss out on weekly challenge announcements.

23 thoughts on “A Photo a Week Challenge: Light the Night”

  1. Nicely done. Light is not overdone. The blues of the waning daylight showed up nicely. You can even see some of the details in the windows, even though I couldn’t get the 1000×667 photo to come up. Of course, I had to use a magnifying glass. 🙂

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