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Posts tagged “night photography

Crossing the Charles Bridge

Maybe I should have titled this post Cinderella’s Castle but this isn’t Disneyland. Crossing the Charles Bridge during the day is like fighting your way through the crowds in Best Buy on Boxing Day. I thought a nighttime stroll might be quieter and it was but not by much.

This was a long exposure and you can see the ghosting of the people walking though. I decided to leave them in as it gave the sense of motion. I really didn’t do much to this image except for applying a little clarity and vibrance in LR.

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Prague, Czech Republic, Old Town, architecture, Charles Bridge, Night Photography, long exposure



Floating Pier

In contrast to the bustling crowds at the old port in Tel Aviv on any given night is the view out to sea. This was a 52 second long exposure.

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Tel Aviv, Israel, port, pier, water, long exposure, night photography, travel photography

Round You Go!

I’ve been to Israel numerous times and have driven past the old port in Tel Aviv on a number of occasions but I’d never spent any real time there until this last trip.

The port in Tel Aviv opened in 1936 and was the country’s largest and most important port until 1965 when it closed due to operations being moved to the newer port in Ashdod. The port sat derelict for many years and then in the early 2000’s the municipality of Tel Aviv decided to revitalize the area starting with a beautiful wide wooden deck that spans the port promenade along the sea. The old hangers have been covered to fresh food markets and the port is lined with restaurants, boutiques and nightclubs.

At one end of the deck is an old merry-go-round that was getting ready to close as I was setting up for my shot. Luckily it still had went for a few more rides, enough for me to get this shot.

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Tel Aviv, Israel, Old Port, Merry Go Round, Carousel, beach, night photography, travel photography, long exposure

The Neon Lights of Broadway

I spent a few days in New York a couple of weeks ago and it really doesn’t matter how often I’m there it’s probably one of my most favourite cities to photograph.

Truthfully I’ve been there so many times that I usually tend to stay away from Times Square unless I’m going to the theatre. Please don’t get me wrong, if you haven’t been there you must experience it but it’s always so jam-packed with people, that I tend avoid it.

Of course there are always exceptions. 🙂 This particular evening I was determined to do some long exposures. Long exposures in Times Square at night are actually quite tricky to do as the neon lights are extremely bright. After many frames and multiple settings I did manage to come away with some shots I was pleased with.

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New York City, Manhattan, Broadway, Times Square, long exposure, night photography, city lights

Jerusalem of Gold

The mountain air is clear as wine
And the scent of pines
Is carried on the breeze of twilight
With the sound of bells.

And in the slumber of tree and stone
Captured in her dream
The city that sits solitary
And in its midst is a wall.

Jerusalem of gold, and of bronze, and of light
Behold I am a violin for all your songs.

Lyrics by Naomi Shemer

If you’d like to listen to a beautiful rendition sung by the late Ofra Haza click here.

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Jerusalem, Israel, cityscape, night photography, lights, hilltop, Dome of the Rock, old city

Old Montreal Streets in Motion

A long exposure of the streets of Old Montreal at night. This is one exposure and I decided not to clone out the moving people in order to show the constant motion on the streets.

Old Montreal, Quebec, night photography, long exposure, historic