8.02.2006

An Almost Stormy Night

From the location of yesterdays theme day, here is the same spot, but just as the sun set and a storm was rolling in. I was hoping to get a few photos of lightning, but the storm passed too far to the north for what I was looking for. None the less, this photo was my first attempt at night time photography.

9 comments:

selana18 said...

Pitty with the lighting but this photo is really good !
The colours are just perfect...

Kate said...

Congratulations on a fine job with your night photo. I enlarged it and enjoyed it immensely: the moon, the clouds, and the lights all work well together!

slinger said...

Oh if only the lightning was were I wanted it to be....next time. I'm glad you enjoyed this photo and I have one more to post from the same night with a longer exposure time, very bright lights it has, but I'll post that one later on down the road.

Marie McC said...

Beautiful! If that's your first attempt, I look forward to more!

Amy Jo said...

Absolutely stunning! I hope you don't mind if I set it as my computer background? The red #1 signage is such a St. Paul staple for me, you can see it from my Mother's childhood bedroom on Allen Avenue! Thanks for the awesome shot!

slinger said...

That's too funny as I have this same photo for my desktop background.

Amy Jo said...
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Amy Jo said...

Awesome shot, absolutely beautiful. And from an angle that I don't normally see downtown St. Paul from. Spectacular! I have gotten a lot of compliments on my background! :)

Curly said...

For a first effort at night time photography it's very creditable! Remember to use a tripod for maximum sharpness, and if your camera allows, set it manually for the smallest possible aperture with a longish exposure. My post processing hints (if you use Photoshop)are to duplicate the base layer, then set the blend mode to multiply, and adjust the opacity to suit, this method will help create a nice deep blue/black sky.
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