A few years ago, we had the opportunity to travel to the Mesa/Gilbert, Arizona area for a family wedding. While there, we experimented 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.
IN A NEW POST CREATED FOR THIS CHALLENGE, SHARE YOUR FAVORITE NIGHT SHOTS (WITH LONGER EXPOSURE TIMES OR NOT).
Everyone is welcome to participate, even if your blog isn’t about photography. Here’s how it works:
- 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.
- 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.
- Come back here and post a link to your image in the comments for this challenge.
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32 thoughts on “A Photo a Week Challenge: Light the Night”
Nancy, this is an exquisite example of long exposure photography. I need a lot more practice to get there, but am trying!
Thanks, Suzanne. It was really fun. We were out there for probably and hour and half taking pictures and experimenting with exposures and angles.
Beautiful photo, Nancy!
A small selection of photos featuring the moon from me:
Very pretty. We’re going to be moving to Gilbert soon. 🙂
lovely image. here is mine for this week:
I love this challenge. Not sure my pingback works, so here is the link to my post:
Really nice capture. I’m thinking the tripod really helped here. My response for this week is here:https://wp.me/p2owKx-1wN
A tripod was essential. 🙂
One gorgeous snap this is, Nancy 🙂