11 Nov Industrial Area At Night
Long exposures can produce some excellent night captures. Messing with shutter speeds longer than a couple seconds can reveal interesting new avenues to play with light. The displayed picture is 20 second long exposure of the Tacoma industrial area at 10:30pm. The stacks’ smoke is getting carried by the wind, and with the longer shutter speed, the smoke’s trail is exaggerated and smoothed out. As similar effect is taking place with the water, as waves captured over 20 seconds of time give the overall soft look.
This type of photography takes a lot of patience and practice, but the end result can be very satisfying.
If you have a camera and a tripod/stready surface, I’d encourage everyone to get out and try it. Most all cameras, even most point and shoots, can be set to do exposures of 30 seconds.