Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Night highway

I love nighttime photography - especially on Velvia film. One interesting thing about photos taken at night is that they have such strong colors. Our eyes tend to see less color in low light - walking in a dark forest at night, you see pretty much black and white (let's leave aside the fact that you are probably scared stiff by even the tiniest of sounds). But film (and digital cameras, of course) doesn't do this (and it doesn't get scared, either ;-)).

This shot has an exposure of around a minute or two, with my Konica on a sturdy tripod. I used bulb mode and a remote trigger, which has a small screw to hold it in place - this way you can easily take exposures of minutes or even hours.

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