While we were out last night, I took a few snaps of ordinary night views. For some reason, normal night scenes appeal to me. In these shots, you’ll see some blur in the trees. This is because it was a very windy night and when using long shutters, anything that moves is blurred. It sometimes takes away from the photos, but other times it seems to add a bit of mystique to the setting. What do you think?
Sometimes wind can be the most annoying thing ever. I usually later realize how it adds so much more to the picture. It adds movement, dimension, and most importantly..life. So i guess it’s our friend 🙂 I love the pics, especially the second one from the bottom.
Thanks Jessica. 🙂 I agree. Mostly it’s a friend. Although, last night, when taking the cityscapes and river scenes, I had to stand to the side of the tripod so the wind wouldn’t shake it.
I like the effect of the wind especially on the second from the bottom photo.
I agree with Imelda. That photo really jumps out because of the contrast between the wind-blown trees and the fence. I like this set a great deal–but that one is, I think, the best.
thanks for your thoughts!
There’s really a mystic effect around the blurr. The lights also create an effect that I like. Night shots are beautiful, especially when you can see the boundaries that light creates for darkness, with ease.
Agreed. thanks for your comment.
I think they are totally great images 🙂
And I think you are totally great for saying that. 🙂 Thanks.
These pictures were so clear and so pretty. I like the home with the porch light on and the one at fence level with the windy trees at the end. But again all of them were really nice.
I think the blur effect created by the wind looks good. Gives the night an eerie, mysterious atmosphere.
NICE pics. which is your camera seth?
I love these pics!
Night of lights
the wind brushed my side
empty path..leading to the door
Door with the light
the railing of iron..having flood lights
no one at sight..dim lights
what a night ..peaceful and quiet
good for pictures and a stroll in park
holding on hands not too tight 🙂
you are welcome 🙂
I like it! I know every time there is a wind storm or a rain storm in NY i think of you and wish you were there to take pictures!
Thank you. Almost in NYC this week. Fell through.
Aw!!! Do not like :pouty face:
Yes. Well, we’ve had some serious issues with our Jeep and the fight we are in the middle of, for them to fix it. Long story.
Fight the good fight! Hope the Jeep gets fixed with as little stress as possible!
just wanted to let you know that I always look forward to your beautiful photos – you’ve got such a gift! =0)
Thank you sockmonkey
I don’t have enough experience to comment on the pros or the cons of the wind… however, I do know that the wind was so cool Tuesday night when I was shooting some city views from the parking lot of the Celestial (and I was dressed for august, silly me) that it made me go home!!
So, from that perspective, it was not a good thing.
It’s crazy cool at night.
Wind: friend or foe? More often than not, I would say friend. But, it also depends upon the type of shot you’re trying to make. With your set, it added a sense of mystery … who’s in the shadows?
Thanks David. Can’t you see? 😊
It’s Todd can you find him?
I do see a big shadow in the spooky one. 😉
I can’t even get my camera to take shots at night (it’s not a good camera) let alone as good as these. With or without the wind. I’ve never tried it before, but maybe you can use the wind to your advantage. On something like trees on a windy night, I wonder what a long exposure would look like. Might be quite nice. You’d be cold, but it might look nice.
These are long exposure.
Shows what I know. Maybe a bit of practice with the settings and different lighting may help. Perhaps you could try experimenting a bit more.
I need all the help I can get. 😉
Oh don’t worry, you’re not that bad. Mmm, 7 out of 10. Ish.
I’ll take that.
Perfect approach actually…
I’d say the wind helped that night. Those were some great pictures, especially the “Spooky” one.
Cincinnati–pretty in her evening garb
Indeed. Nicely put. Thanks. 🙂
I think its spooky cool! Love these shots!
I like these. Very atmospheric.
Thanks Ellen B. 🙂
These photos make me want to walk down this street.
Yes its a beautiful old street.
You took a very good pictures.. i envy you.
Thanks. That’s very kind of you. 🙂
Reminds me a lot of Charleston SC at night. Beautiful photos and so well done! 😀
Yeah I was think that same thing.
Nice night! I like that blurry effect.
Thx. 🙂 … x
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