Last year, I wrote many posts with night photography (here are a couple of examples: 1, 2, 3, 4). Somehow the vast majority of my night photography happens in the winter, probably because the nights are longer. This does create a challenge, though, because keeping the camera steady for long exposures while it’s very cold is difficult. (No shivering allowed!) Tripods are great when you have them, and when you don’t…a lesson in zen.
A friend and I went for a night walk a couple of weeks ago when there was heavy cloud cover, a lot of snow on the ground, and a very fine, freezing mist in the air. The lights from the city, and especially from the greenhouses, lit up a nearby arboretum on campus. It was amazing to walk around in that…it was not bright like day, but not dark like night. An in between. I hope these photos do it some justice!
The greenhouses that produce enough light to make reading the informational signs in the arboretum possible.
The water tower looked like something out of a sci fi story.