SundayStills Nightlights – memories

NEW ZEALAND

A trip down memory lane for me. My journey into night photography started a few years back. After a few attempts at shooting the moon, I finally managed one I was pleased with.  

Super Moon

I experimented with fountain lights after late night work meetings

Seymour Square, Blenheim,

Then I did a night photography workshop in Picton, NZ. That was a lot of fun and I learned how to cope with bright street lights – and capture the stars.

Picton Harbour – Coathangar bridge

Lockdown 2020 arrived and so did light painting fun.

Light painting in blue hour

My most exciting nights under the stars were when I captured my first Aurora Australis the night my grandson was born in 2019, and then the Milky Way under the dark skies at Twizel, Mackenzie in 2020 (after lockdown when we could travel again)

TRAVEL IN EUROPE

My travelling night photos are a little more iconic – such lovely memories of some wonderful travels. 

2013 

A childhood dream came true when we visited Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen.

Tivoli Gardens, Copenhagen at night

A magical evening at Le Louvre in Paris as the sun set through the pyramid. I went wandering all alone with my camera after a few glasses of wine so it is a wonder this is in focus.

Paris Le Louvre Pyramid

2018

Out to a family dinner at the Gotha Towers in Gothenburg, Sweden  when I spied these ‘swimmers in the sky’ overlooking he Liseberg Amusement Park.

Swimmers in the sky, Gothenburg, Sweden

On our first night in Croatia we explored the Monument to the Sun in Zadar.  It was difficult to photograph as there were so many people taking selfies although that is part of the fun  of travel- people-watching. A very impressive sight to behold by day or by night.

Monument to the Sun, Zadar, Croatia

The Greeting to the Sun  is a monument in Zadar, Croatia dedicated to the Sun. It consists of three hundred, multi-layered glass plates placed on the same level as the stone-paved waterfront. It consists of a 22-meter diameter circle, with photovoltaic solar modules underneath. Lighting elements installed in a circle turn on at night, and produce a light show.  – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monument_to_the_Sun

I hope you enjoyed my trips down memory lane as much as I did – sigh – not sure when I will get to travel overseas again though my next goal is to capture a nebula – and learn to photo stack!

Thanks for the opportunity to share my night lights.