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Posts tagged night photography

Copenhagen after dark

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Copenhagen, Denmark at night

I miss late night/early morning walks or bike rides in the summer around the lakes bordering Copenhagen.

Amsterdam after dark

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One of Amsterdam's many canals at night

Although the photo I previously posted featured perhaps Amsterdam’s most famous spot for night photography, it certainly isn’t the only part of Amsterdam that looks great after the sun sets.

Amsterdam at night

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Amsterdam after dark

On my last night in Europe this summer I went for a walk with my camera and tripod. I had seen this location the night before, but I didn’t have my tripod then.

This night shot was one of the more time consuming and complex ones I’ve ever done. From the time I arrived until the time I took this photo more than 30 minutes had passed. At first it was too light. Then I couldn’t get everything in. Finally, I fully extended my tripod (to over six feet), had it perched precariously on the top of a bench, and then finally I pressed the trigger for this 15 second exposure.

Copenhagen Lake after dark

Sortedams Sø (Black Pond Lake) at night can give you a hint as to how the lake got its name. During the day, there is nothing black about it.

Details on this photo: Nikon D7000 with Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 XR Di-II LD Aspherical Autofocus Lens, 13 seconds, ISO 200, 17mm, F/5.

Nyhavn at midnight

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Nyhavn after dark

It’s difficult doing night photography in the summer in Scandinavia. 9 p.m. is still pre-sunset, and 10 p.m. – 11 p.m. is sunset time. To get any kind of darkness you have to wait until midnight.

Today’s photo features Copenhagen’s famous Nyhavn. I didn’t plan to be here at midnight, but I ended up here on the way home from a dinner party so I decided to pull out my camera anyway. I used my 18-200mm lens, which isn’t the best for this kind of photography, because my other lenses were not with me at the time.

Freshly painted shrine gate after dark

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The entry gate to Anahachimangu (穴八幡宮), near Waseda University in Tokyo, had been restored only a few weeks before when I went strolling one evening and took this photo.

They perform yabusame (流鏑馬 or mounted archery) at this shrine in October. We missed it. I guess that’s yet another reason why I need to go back. 😉