Well December is here and didn't the year just go so fast! This months prompt is Night Lights! December is always full of wonderful fairy lights, Christmas lights and atmosphere, so it seems a perfect time to take some night shots. It can be any light taken in a dark setting - Christmas lights - Light Trails from traffic - Candles - Fireworks, anything that illuminates in the dark . Be creative - look at the whole but also look at the abstract. Play with your shutter speed. Shooting night lights can produce some really interesting effects and happy mistakes. Let loose and snap happy!
Next year I will be posting a more detailed post in photobabble on shooting at night and we can use this month as a reference to address interests. I'm busy with portfolio and exams until Mid December but after that I'll post a few creative tips in Photobabble until then if you get stuck email me here on site or at email@example.com and I'll answer any queries as best as I can. Have fun with this - you may need a tripod if you want to play with shutter speeds - or at the very least something stable to rest your camera on. We all cannae wait to see some Pretty Lights!
IMAGES The above Fairies Wheel was taken with a shutter speed of around 3 seconds and the Merry go Round was taken at a longer 7 or 10 second. I did one with a full 30 second and the Merry go Round looked like a UFO spinning it's bright lights and taking off. Don't be afraid to take more than one image of the same thing using different techniques.
Can't wait to get started on this one!
Hope my little Ixus is up for the job though - Santa is a bit slow getting back to me about the digital SLR I crave. lol
I'm having fun playing with night lights, which are few and far between in Bar Harbor!
ROFL I have been clicking away in my car too.
Photo taken from moving train for Night Lights Challenge.
More images for December Challenge.
cool photos. Reminds me of playing with the camera while sitting by the fire. Lots of pretty flares.
Thanks Danielle, sorry to hear about your tripod incident. How frustrating to lug it uptown then not be able to use it.
Sorry for the size of the 1st photo. Anyway, these are the lights they hang every year in my home town. However, I found that just a little bit boring by itself. The second photo was taken with a 15 second shutter while doing 25 miles and hour. I have 2 additional photos that I've posted in the regular gallery if you're interested.
Lovin the second one. I like the difference between the frantic top and the smooth and silky bottom.
These are great. I especially like the second one, it really is hard to figure out what it is until you see the road markings.
These are very good Danielle. The candles remind me of Gerhard Richter's painting.