Friday, May 9th, 2014

Shoot Cityscapes In Winter

Cityscapes that don’t have illuminated buildings can look good, especially silhouetted structures with graphic lines, but typically you want to have a lot of lights on in a city landscape. Since you’re likely to shoot most cityscapes during twilight for the “blue hour” light, the best time for the lights is during winter evenings. It Read more... you know you want to.

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

Just What The Doctor Ordered

Asheville cityscape

My name is Kevin Adams and I’m having withdrawal. There, I admit it. It happens to me every year on April 2, which is the day after one of my favorite days of the year. Not that I need the excuse of April Fool’s Day to pull pranks, but it’s just a lot more fun Read more... you know you want to.

Thursday, March 13th, 2014

Taking Night Photography Seriously

Red wine

Listen up, folks. Photography is a serious pursuit that you should always approach in a formal manner. With night photography, especially, there is no room for whimsy. Okay, if there’s anybody reading this who agrees with that statement, I need you to do me a favor. First, put down your camera. Second, go see if you Read more... you know you want to.

Friday, July 12th, 2013

Night Photos-Twilight

Big Dipper-Venus-Blue Ridge Parkway-North Carolina

The images on the “Night Photos” pages are selected from blog posts, but these pages include only a sampling of the relevant images. If you want to see all of the content for a certain topic, use the blog’s “Search” feature.

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

Space (Needle)-The Final Frontier

Gatlinburg, Tennessee

How many potential photo ops do you see all the time and then drive right by, thinking you'll check it out one of these days? You know, a dirt road you pass by on the way to a somewhere else, or an overlook on your favorite parkway that requires a short hike and you just Read more... you know you want to.

Saturday, April 13th, 2013

Tonight’s Night Photos – The Edge Of Twilight

Twilight on a river in eastern North Carolina

Sometimes when the conditions are just right, the demarcation in the twilight sky is as vivid as the colors of twilight itself. I’m afraid I don’t know what those conditions are, however, although it seems to occur most often after a front has come through and cleared the air. If there are any atmospheric scientists Read more... you know you want to.

Tuesday, March 26th, 2013

Going Rogue With Twilight

Twilight at Lake Mattakuskeet

Are you sick of my talking about twilight? Well, tough. My canning the blue-hour talk is about as likely to happen as Flo marrying that gecko. (Thanks Nancy!) The colorful glow seen in the western sky after sunset and eastern sky before sunrise is called the twilight arch. If the conditions are right, a really cool atmospheric phenomenon Read more... you know you want to.

Sunday, March 24th, 2013

Nightly Night Photo – Antitwilight

Twilight on the Appalachian Trail

Check out this blog post for more photos about antitwilight and anticrepuscular rays, along with info about the phenomena.

Wednesday, March 13th, 2013

Twilight To The Rescue

Haw River cotton mill

Had an assignment to photograph one of the old mill towns along the Haw River in North Carolina. It’s typical of these kinds of towns, in that it isn’t the most exciting place to photograph. Contributing to the problem is that this particular mill has been reborn as condos, shops, and parking lots. All the Read more... you know you want to.

Sunday, March 10th, 2013

Tonight’s Image – First Flight At Twilight

Wright Brothers airplane sculpture

For the First Flight Centennial, the Wright Brothers National Memorial in Kill Devil Hills unveiled this life-size sculpture depicting the Wright Brothers first flight. In the distance stands the Wright Brothers Memorial Shaft on Big Kill Devil Hill.