I very much enjoy taking photos at night in urban areas. I love the way the street lights and building lights shimmer in the dark. I love the shadows that are created. Love the moodiness.
But what I don't like about shooting at night is that there are a lot more constraints to work around, specific settings to use, and depending on what one is shooting, one will have to push the camera to its limit.
Hence, I don't venture out much for the purpose of shooting, at night. But when the occasion arises, then I go overboard with the click, click.
Such was the occasion this particular evening.
We decided to take a dinner cruise along the Hillsborough River. Since it is the Covid era, the ship was not packed and the service was exceptional. We had a delicious three course meal with flowing adult beverages. It being around the holidays the area was adorned with lights and holiday decorations, making night photography even more enticing.
And so I indulged myself and took a whole bunch of photos as we cruised the river.
The Hillsborough River is a river located in the state of Florida in the United States. It arises in the Green Swamp near the juncture of Hillsborough, Pasco and Polk counties, and flows 60 miles (97 km). through Pasco and Hillsborough Counties to an outlet in the city of Tampa on Tampa Bay.
The name Hillsborough River first appeared on a British map in 1769. At the time, the Earl of Hillsborough was the British Secretary of State for the Colonies, and thus controlled the pensions of the surveyors working in the American colonies, which included East Florida.