Project 52: Playing with [Night] Light (4)

Today’s post is for Project 52, a weekly blog project that I am working on with several other talented photographers whom I’ve come to know and love over the past year. In this project, we concentrate on light and spend several weeks exploring an overarching theme. In this month’s theme we explore light at different times of day.  In this final week, after exploring  morning, afternoon and evening light, we are exploring the light of night.

I love the drama of nighttime photography, even if it’s something I rarely get to do.  I took this image of the Seattle skyline using film – specifically Ilford HP5 400 – and a slow shutter speed to capture the light trails of the cars on the highway.  This view of the night skyline is one that I remember from my first night here in Seattle, when we’d arrived from the airport with an absurd quantity of luggage and no idea where we were going (both literally and figuratively).  These days I am finally starting to feel more at home.


Please continue along our creative blog circle to see what my lovely friend Kim DuPree has posted.  Kim takes the most cheerful, bright and absolutely stunning photos of seniors.  Please click HERE to see Kim’s play on night light.

7 thoughts on “Project 52: Playing with [Night] Light (4)

  1. Wow! What a dramatic scene. We visited Seattle quite a few years ago now but I always think of it as the city surrounded by pines so I love how you captured them even here at night.

  2. Kami way to rock the film! This is such a dynamic image – great use of slow shutter speed! I miss Seattle – the boys still talk about what a great time we had. I am so happy you are starting to feel more at home there.

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