WPC: Night Photography

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Like many other photographers out there I am not so good on the night shots, mainly because I don’t always carry a tripod and to be honest, unless you can find something to rest your camera on to keep it ultra steady, night shots without one are usually only fit for the recycle bin.

Saying that, I have attempted a few during Lisa’s ‘One Day, One World’ project and had some limited success with the fireworks. And I posted a few from San Diego on my old Postcards blog that were OK.

But these are from Victoria, BC, where I just had to capture that fabulous Legislative Building lit up by over 3,000 bulbs (how do you fancy changing those light-bulbs?) and a few other colourful scenes around the Inner Harbour.


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The header photo is an example where lights at night become blurred – I love the car headlights and rear lights forming that stream of colour, but the building bulbs ought to have been sharp.  Oh, well, I shall have to keep on practising these sorts of shots. And take the tripod with me!

One Day One World Project: 01:00 – 02:00


I wondered what I could post for this hour, when something occurred which fitted perfectly. Going to bed very late (or early) after watching one of those late night movies you get sucked into even though you tell yourself at the beginning that you won’t, the metallic sound of doors being slammed and the bangs and clangs of large heavy objects being thrown about, sent me outdoors to see what on earth was going on. Then the pneumatic drill started up, hammering at the surface of the road only 50 yards away from our house.  The time? 01:30 am.

Sleep well folks…


I didn’t get a photo of the men at work – I thought they might not appreciate it – but here is the road and if you peer hard you may just see a road closed sign 🙂

Oh, and they packed away around 5:30 am.

Lisa of the blog NorthWest Frame of Mind has decided to run a different project over the next 24 weeks. To try to show what is happening in different parts of the world (if you all join in) at a particular time of day. If you would like to participate you have until next Saturday midnight to post a photo or write about what is happening in your part of the world.   This week is between 01:00 – 02:00.  I hope you’ll join in! See links for more details.

Travel Theme: Illumination

Ailsa of “Where’s My Backpack?” wants us to shine a light this week. If you would like to join in with her challenge then please do. Everyone is welcome.

legislative building lit up reflected

The Inner Harbour and Legislative Building, Victoria, BC, Canada