Shannon’s Creative Photo Challenge: Nighttime

Shannon's Creative Photo ChallengeWelcome to Shannon’s Creative Photo Challenge!

Each Wednesday, I post a newly themed challenge. This week’s challenge is NIGHTTIME.

If you’d like to participate, all you have to do is post the title and link it to my page. You may also use the photo challenge picture.

1. Create a post titled “Shannon’s Creative Photo Challenge: Nighttime”.
2. Post the link to your blog in the comment section on my page.
3. Use a “Shannon’s Creative Photo Challenge” tag.

 

 

Most of us can agree that night shots are a challenge, and I can admittedly say that they are still difficult for me. Various camera settings, lighting, the use of tripods, and patience are key to taking great night shots. And of course, just when you think you’ve got a great shot, you take it home and see that it’s blurry. How frustrating, right?

I believe I took these photos of the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse with a point and shoot camera. The thumbnails appeared “okay” but they were too grainy for me when viewed at full size.

Ponce Inlet Lighthouse, Florida

Ponce Inlet Lighthouse, Florida

 

The stairs of the lighthouse were lit at the bottom, but you can see the graininess towards the top where the light dissipates. The original was in color, but I put it to black and white to make the graininess more forgiving.

Stairs at Night - Ponce Inlet Lighthouse, FL

Stairs at Night – Ponce Inlet Lighthouse, FL

 

Since there was direct light here, this shot came out the clearest. I did not have a tripod so being very still was the only way to take these without creating a blur.

Light at Lighthouse - Ponce Inlet, FL

Light at Lighthouse – Ponce Inlet, FL

 

I shot this with my iPhone in Asheville, NC. Not the best quality, but I liked the way this looked.

Asheville Wall - taken with iPhone

Asheville Wall – taken with iPhone

 

Taken with a point and shoot camera at a bar in Chattanooga, the bar’s lighting helped to clarify this.

Chattanooga bar

Chattanooga bar

Taken with a point and shoot in Oahu during Christmas, I was in a moving vehicle (not driving! 😉 ). It’s not as crisp as I’d like it to be.

Christmas in Hawaii - taken in a moving vehicle

Christmas in Hawaii – taken in a moving vehicle

 

 

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