Those Dark Nights

by Monographical Uk November. 03, 2018 383 views

We are all familiar with bright sunny landscapes or interesting and gritty street images, but I also like to create adventures when the sun goes down. Visiting places in the dark is certainly very different to how they look in the day.

Cold winter evenings always help produce some amazing shots with the flare of the lights and the street lighting helping to create a different atmosphere.

The local lanes, away from the housing often provide some of the best backdrops.

If you are patient enough you will also catch some red tail lights as cars and other traffic drive by, the effects can be quite stunning.

You can track the journey of the vehicle right into the distance.

Of course, if it is headlights and tail lights that you are looking to capture, there can be no better place that the motorway.

Traffic is always heavy and if you can find a high vantage point, then you will capture it travelling in both directions.

It doesn't always have to be tail lights though, the white strip of a cars headlights can also track its journey through our towns.

Quite a scary image really, just the lights, no physical sign of the car that produced it.

Probably the best and most atmospheric places to capture images in the dark would have to be the already dramatic church grounds.

Entrance ways are always well lit at night and provide a really good subject. Bright white lights close up, more orange as you get further away.

Church yards and outer walls are dark spaces, so any light provided in that area will flare up brilliantly in front of the lens.

An explosion of light in the dark.

When you get further into the church yard, you will immerse yourself in more darkness and the lights you see in the distance provide amazing jewels in the night.

Wrap up well and prepare to be patient, and if you are then you can capture some pretty incredible things out there in the dark of the night.

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