Tuesday, October 16, 2007

City At Night

SInce I found myself in the city after dark,I decided to work on a few night images I have been wanting to get.
The first image is the new Prairie Tower built at an office park west of town,to the tune of $1.5 million dollars it is "Largest Italian Glass Mosaic Tile Mural in the United States" The scene depicts the prairie grasses and wildflowers that were native to the land.To me it's top is reminesent of a huge silo.I used the longest exposure I have ever used to try and capture the overcast skies and motion of clouds in the cool mist of the night.I also liked how it smoothed out the waters choppy appearance from the wind.
The second image is of Capital Hill looking up on the new rotunda towards the Big Domes.
The third image is the face of modern downtown,with blue arched bridges framing the skyline with the blur of tail lights traveling over the bridge.
I shot all of htese at f 13 which gave me nice star effects on my light points.I used various exposure speeds with bulb settings any hwere from 8-15 seconds and a whopping 37 seconds on the tower.


Lisa said...

Beautiful night shot my dear . Love them and Barbs.

Anonymous said...

I think this is your best work yet, Tani! Of course I know I haven't seen all your pictures but these are really very well done! Did you use a remote for the shutter?

Anonymous said...

Yep, the last one was of a trailer passing me. I figured that one might catch your eye :)

Barb/Anni said...

Tani, I absolutely love your night images. You really have mastered the settings here. I'll have to step up my game if I'm going to get results like these.
Thank you for inspiring us all to stretch and grow our skills.
Hug hugs,
Barb :-)

Kuskulana Steve said...

Very nice night shots Tani !
I like F11 when I can get it, it is very forgiving it seems.
The tower a blade of prairie grass? The artist must have been smoking some LOL More like a light house or missile silo I think!
I haven't done many night lights like these yet, very nice.

etan said...


I love night photography.