Capturing the night:
I love long exposure photography. I usually browse through Flickr to find inspiration of amazing night shots. When I get the opportunity, I grab my tripod and venture out into the darkness.
Earlier this year, my partner and I spend the weekend in Broken Hill. On a clear night, we drove out of the city and set up at an empty truck stop. We stayed out there for some time, while I experimented with my first experience of long exposure photography. I used my 8mm fisheye lens to capture as much of the starry sky as possible. I’m pretty happy with the end product, however I will continue to practice and learn more about this style as I venture on with my photography journey.
As I mentioned in September, I wanted to continue my night photography. I’ve had the opportunity to experiment with long exposure night photography back in Adelaide and also in Melbourne.
For this shot, I’ve set up my tripod at the viewing platform at Mount Lofty Summit. This shot is taken at 18mm, f/4.5 with a shutter speed of 20 seconds. The long exposure has allowed all of the city lights to show and a nice city glow over Adelaide.
Melbourne offers a beautiful city skyline at night, with a rainbow of colours. This shot was taken on South bank over the Yarra River with a 10 second shutter speed. I also used an aperture of f/10 to capture more detail within the city and lights of the skyline.
Melbourne Riverland on the Yarra River is beautiful scene to capture at night. Upon standing on the St Kilda Road bridge over the Yarra River, I found the lights throughout the trees over Federation Square would change colour for each photo captured. This shot was captured with just a 5 second shutter speed however, to see some stars in the sky, I would have needed to open the shutter for longer.