Monthly Archives: December 2011

The Columbia River Gorge…

An awesome, if chilly, Sunday in The Gorge with one of my favorite people…

Night Shooting…

Happy Monday!  How was your weekend?  I spent Friday night wandering around my city, bundled up against the chilly winter weather, with my camera in hand.  I love walking around at night and I love being able to photograph it even more.  As a photographer, I’m constantly searching for “good light”…  that perfect golden, sunset light or the early morning light, so soft and beautifully diffused.  At night, all that changes.  It becomes a game to find a way to light my subjects of choice…  headlights from passing cars, streetlights, illuminated shop windows, holiday twinkle lights… even the moon on a clear night.  The colors and shadows are infinitely different from those during the day and it forces me to see everyday scenes in a completely changed way.  Anytime I’m in a creative rut, throwing myself out of my comfort zone is a good cure…  and night shooting seems to fit the bill.

These are from the Hawthorne & Laurelhurst neighborhoods, with a bit of Downtown’s Ankeny street and the Burnside Bridge for good measure.  The bicycle is a Ghost Bike… erected in memory of a cyclist who was killed or hit near that street corner.