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Night Time

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Lately I haven’t been able to spend the time here that this blog deserves, but we are still afloat and secure even though today it is time to re do the lines that hold the house in place. One house corner  broke free during the recent storm. Life on the water is an adventure and being prepared is the secret to saving a situation. Anyway, beside some wind, what we have  is rain and more rain. Here is a night time photograph taken down the dock.



About Joseph de Lange

Before retirement worked in art galleries, a photo studio, offices, and the trades. Don't travel much anymore but still photograph. For the past 5 years 95% of my photography is done with the phone. My prediction for big cameras: DSLRs and their beautiful lenses and even the smaller mirrorless cameras will be mostly a historical footnote in the not too distant future.

9 responses to “Night Time

  1. Fabulous photo! I love this gritty night time shot. Stay safe!!

  2. You live in a wonderful and magical place, Joseph. We really hope that all is well for you and your home and that everything is secured up nicely for you. These are GREAT photographs, my friend, they really share the character and spirit that is the valley that we know and love!

  3. ehpem

    The dark is indeed an interesting photographic subject, though I have not spent a lot of time with it, I too am intrigued by it. Sure gives a different feel to the Cow Bay docks!

    • Hi ehpem. The sensor in the camera I use is not the best for night time, but sometimes out of that sort of challenge, I reckon, may come a very interesting photograph, especially since, originally, the image may be grainy and the colors may be interesting at times and at other times rather ugly. Often B/W really helps me when editing and, in the end, what comes out of the shop may be very different from what the camera initially produced. This sort of photograph is successful in as much as it shows the scene that I perceived when taking the shot.

      • ehpem

        I agree with your sentiments about those challenges. Some of my most successful shots from my August trip to Haida Gwaii are ones that I rescued from a soaked camera and foggy lens. A black and white conversion and quite a lot of manipulation ended up giving me the shots I wanted, but which I might not have got if the equipment had been working perfectly – I probably would have been satisfied with them in colour and not made that extra effort.

        • Yes without a good photo editing program I (we) should be in trouble and an editing program hopefully does more than just safe the photographer’s skin, and helps create the perfect image. Having spoken from one side of my mouth until now I must for the sake of reality also speak from the other side. I find it often difficult if not impossible to fix faulty images so that they become top notch or even semi acceptable. So if a photo is fixable that is great but, ideally, the image straight from the camera, unless there is a different plan, ought to have enough quality to publish after some minor tweaking. With a more night-able (read: more expensive) camera we would have a different photo here with or without editing. Quality proper tools are so important to any trades person including the photographer, but that is a different topic again.

          • ehpem

            I agree totally – the better the shot in-camera, the better overall. Good tools make a difference, but it is possible to make good photographs, or furniture, with rudimentary tools combined with lots of skill. However, pushing those tools past their limits can be quite problematic.

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