Tuesday, 15 May 2012

A Little Night Photography

Often when I go for a walk in the evening I see things that I would like to photograph. My camera is not the greatest for this, but I try nevertheless. For instance, I saw this cat in a window recently. Despite the fact that we only see the silhouette, we know it is a cat just from the distinctive shape. 

The sun had already set but there was still a lot of light in the sky when I took this picture of the Rideau Locks near the Chateau Laurier in Ottawa. The blue of the water and the lingering pink tinge in the sky was very beautiful.

This is a close-up of the locks. The lights of the city of Gatineau are in the distance, across the Ottawa River.

This is a wonderful pavilion on the grounds of the Parliament Buildings. I thought it looked even more delicate and ethereal than usual when shot from this angle, backlit by the fading light so that it is silhouetted against the sky. And perhaps that is the point of taking pictures at night - that is, as the dark comes on, light can be seen in a whole different way.


Ronna said...

LOVE all these photos. The cat one is great!!!

Sarah said...

I love the contrast in your silhouette pictures. Beautiful!

Knatolee said...

These are truly beautiful, Evlyn!