Category Archives: Night Photography

Telescope Time

Last night the sky was clear and I was fortunate to spend some time looking through a large telescope. When viewing the moon I could clearly see craters caused by asteroids and meteorites colliding with the lunar surface. In one crater there were two mountains inside of it and sunlight was shining on its peaks. Later in the evening Jupiter rose and four of its moons were visible. Click on the image to see a larger version.

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Happy Holidays!

The 18th edition of the CP Holiday Train which helps to support communities and raise awareness of hunger-related issues. Every pound of food and dollar raised at each stop stays with the local food bank to help feed those in need in that community. We even had some snow on the ground this year. Click on each photo to see a larger version.

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The Ferris Wheel

This evening there was a break in the rain, which provided the opportunity to get out with my camera and take a few images. I tried taking some long exposures of the Ferris wheel when it was spinning which created a blur effect, but I think I like this photo better when the Ferris wheel was stopped to unload and load passengers. Click on the photo to see a larger version.

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Lunar Halo or Moonbow

As I was walking home this evening there was a beautiful full moon. You could also see a moonbow, lunar halo or lunar rainbow. This is caused by the refraction of light through high altitude clouds. It generally means that rain will fall shortly. The moon bow was only visible for a short period of time before a heavier layer of cloud covered the moon. Click on the image to see a larger version.

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The Train Station Platform

During the Winter Olympics in Vancouver a heritage electric railway was built for tourists. There is a station platform at the end of the line which is never used anymore. The bushes or vines are slowly creeping across the concrete of the station platform. Click on the image to see a larger version.

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Placed Upon The Horizon ( Casting Shadows )

The Facade Festival is an immersive and dynamic projection mapping experience which transforms the Robson Street facade of the Vancouver Art Gallery with the work of five Vancouver based contemporary artists. Click on a photo to see a larger version.

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Evening Breeze

These ravens were gliding or hovering in the evening breeze. I enjoyed standing here and watching them. Eventually they would land in the trees and then take off again and continue to play in the wind. Click on the image to see a larger version.

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The Boathouses

I’ve wanted to photograph these boathouses ever since I first spotted them. I like the reflection of the boathouses in the water and because the interior is lit and the glass is semitransparent they remind me of a Japanese lantern. A long exposure took care of any ripples in the water. Click on the image to see a larger version.

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In the Spirit of Brassaï

Brassaï was a Hungarian photographer who took pictures of Paris in the late 1920’s. He wandered the streets of Paris late at night and captured the essence of the city in his photographs. Making photographs in the dark bistros and darker streets presented a difficult technical problem. Brassai’s solution was direct, primitive, and perfect. He focused his small plate camera on a tripod, opened the shutter when ready, and fired a flashbulb. I have his book Brassai: Paris by Night and would recommend it to any photographer. Last night I was out taking some images in the spirit of Brassai. Click on the image to see a larger version.

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The Blue Hour

Lots of traffic heading in and out of the downtown on a Saturday evening. In this long exposure you can see all three colours of the traffic light. A car coming towards me used the left hand turning lane at just the right moment. It’s a busy image, but I like the perspective which allows you to see the headlights and taillights on the bridge. Click on the image to see a larger version.

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