We know how hard it is to fit a walk in if you do not have the freedom to walk later in the morning or early afternoon! Our days are getting shorter and shorter. You get up in the dark and get home in the dark!
So here are some ideas for our loyal Camera Walkers. You may find yourself wanting to leave your camera behind, but you can still get your walk in and there are great sites waiting for you.
Try a college or professional campus, if there is one close by… or a civic area. These are places that are usually well lit and can be super places to walk. You can get some great experiences with night photography. Carol captured this shot of the fountain at the Seattle Center and left it in a blurred state to give it some character.
We find ourselves playing with the colors from lights. With a bit of simple editing, this night shot took on a charm all of its own. I carried the pink in the photo over to an accent frame.
It is hard to imagine the depth you can get in a photo when you are shooting at night. The starkness of the night sky allows this dramatic shot of the Seattle Space Needle to show such strength. Carol walks this route so often, but usually in daylight. What beauty comes out at night!
Everyone loves the color of sunsets and this recent shot of the night sky was captured by stopping along my walk home after visiting a friend. No matter what time it is, I always have a camera with me! This was taken with my Samsung Smartphone and simply snapped at the right moment.
We want to stress safety when out on an early morning or evening walk. Please wear reflective gear! You can find great vests, leg bands, gear straps and patches online at Amazon.com . They may not be a fashion statement, but they really serve a purpose.
So, as the light fades and the days are short, don’t give up on walking with your camera. You can play with timed exposures, low light settings on your Smart phone, and taking multiple shots to capture the light. Enjoy your walk!
We would love to have you post some of your early or late walks on www.facebook.com/camerawalking . You also can send us your favorite samples of low light photos by emailing your photos to firstname.lastname@example.org . Be sure to tell us a bit about yourself and the photos you are sharing. We want to make sure we give you credit for your exploration and your efforts to Get Moving! Today’s blog photos are contributed by Carol, Michelle, and by Clark Burkheimer (he has become a very loyal Camera Walker and takes really good photos with his iPhone)
Have fun walking in the winter light…there really is lots of light at night!