New photo from me. Thinking about the strangeness of cities and how the night exaggerates that.

New photo from me. Thinking about the strangeness of cities and how the night exaggerates that.

Nocturnal Victoria Park during the Olympics.

Nocturnal Victoria Park during the Olympics.

Another night shot (kind of). Slightly separate from what I’ve posted recently like this. It’s a bit more of a snapshot, and I don’t think I’ll be able to go back and reshoot it on film.

Another night shot (kind of). Slightly separate from what I’ve posted recently like this. It’s a bit more of a snapshot, and I don’t think I’ll be able to go back and reshoot it on film.

Another shot from the new project. Again a night one.

Another shot from the new project. Again a night one.

So this is the first shot from a new idea I’m working on.

So this is the first shot from a new idea I’m working on.

Some great city night shots from Martin Stavars.
When you take this kind of shot, you’ve got some creative choices open to you; kind of what Stavars has done here, you can expose the scene to achieve a similar level of light to what you’d expect from a daytime shot (most likely this is what your meter’s telling you to do), or you can expose 2-3 stops below this, which would give you a shot more representative of what you see with the naked eye.
There’s merit to both, but the former does give the pictures something a little different to them.

Some great city night shots from Martin Stavars.

When you take this kind of shot, you’ve got some creative choices open to you; kind of what Stavars has done here, you can expose the scene to achieve a similar level of light to what you’d expect from a daytime shot (most likely this is what your meter’s telling you to do), or you can expose 2-3 stops below this, which would give you a shot more representative of what you see with the naked eye.

There’s merit to both, but the former does give the pictures something a little different to them.