Note: I shot every image in this post from the same location. In this recent galactic post, I talked about exploring those “one of these days” places that we all drive by on the way to somewhere else. Well, now I want to talk a little bit about those “somewhere else” places that we’re always on Read more... you know you want to.
Okay, one more night photo from the Smokies in honor of my new book Hiking Great Smoky Mountains National Park. I promise something new for tomorrow night’s image.
During the day, throngs of visitors descend upon the little village of Burano, which is just across the bay from Venice. But at night, Burano settles down to the sleepy village that it was before it became a tourist attraction.
I love Venus. The “morning star.” The brightest of the stars and planets. The fact that it often shines low on the horizon during twilight, and is bright enough to record easily in photos. Venus is a photographer’s planet. But my favorite thing about Venus? That’s where all the women are from!
As I mentioned in Friday’s post, I’m an all or nothing kind of guy when it comes to perspective distortion. Well, when it comes to a lot of things, but we won’t get into all that. Here’s a shot I made on the same morning that I shot the James Buchanan Duke statue at Duke University. Read more... you know you want to.
New moon is a night photographer’s best friend. It’s the time to photograph the night sky and capture the stars and Milky Way in all their glory. And in the few days just before and just after the new moon, you have the bonus of a thin crescent moon in the twilight sky. In the days Read more... you know you want to.
I find that college campuses make great locations for night photography. Many universities have interesting architectural elements, both in the buildings and common areas. There’s always some piece of artwork, statue, or historical structure to shoot. The most famous spot at Duke University other than Coach K Court is Duke University Chapel, a Gothic masterpiece constructed Read more... you know you want to.
These kinds of photos are crazy easy to shoot. Just find an overpass over a divided highway and use a wide-angle lens to accentuate the convergence effect. The key is finding the right overpass and photographing at the right time. You want something interesting on the horizon, like mountains, a city skyline, or most anything that Read more... you know you want to.