July 18, 2011

A Night Field Trip (Halifax, Nova Scotia)

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This night field trip began in a magical way - with a near full moon rising above the Eastern Passage refinery. It was challenging to balance the exposure (the moon is lit by the sun, and thus MUCH brighter than the earth at night), but the biggest problem was the movement of the moon during the long exposure - I boosted the ISO to 800 in order the minimize the motion to some degree.
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It is this kind of image that makes night photography so enjoyable to me; this corner is in a deep recess under a large building, and by day, is wrapped in shadows. At night however, the surrounding illumination for tourists floods the corner with light, and create a great space to photograph.
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The evening finished up just as high fog was blowing in over the city - here an image of the top of the World Trade & Convention Centre shares the sky with the fog, and a single moving star.

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