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Left like a shadow on the step

I had plans for shooting this place at night: there would be clouds moving past that I could capture with a long exposure, or maybe the sky would be clear and I could get stars, and the buildings would be dark, lit by only by light accumulating gradually on the camera’s sensor.

Of course – I’m sure you are way ahead of me here – none of those things came to pass. Although it was cloudy through the day, by late afternoon, the clouds had moved on. The building had not one but two giant floodlights on it, which derailed the accumulated-slowly-over-time light inside the camera and made the stars unseeable.

But I had come all this way and had committed to staying the night alone inside the walls of the old fort, so I set up the tripod and camera and set to work.

Presidio la Bahía
Goliad, Texas
photographed 5.6.2019

Week of Randomness: After Hours

A misty night and closed-for-the-night shops combined in a way that caught my attention.

And you know for sure that I liked it better this way than if it had been full of people cluttering up the place!

Los Angeles, California
photographed 2.18.2017

All the lights were on

Down the block, all the lights were on at the construction site. I don’t know why they are always on all night, but I assume it’s to give photographers a nice thing to shoot at night. I can’t imagine that there would be another reason…

Lubbock, Texas
photographed 3.20.2018

That one night in Paris

Summer sunsets in Paris are late – nearly 10:00 – so you’ve got to stay up late to see the city in full darkness.

But it’s worth it to get to see the urban landscape, decorated with people enjoying the mild summer night, in darkness.

Paris, France
photographed 6.10.2017

the day considered making an appearance

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The trains. The trains woke me up. And as the eastern sky began to lighten, I walked down the street, drawn like a moth to the lights of the laundromat.

Alpine, Texas
photographed 7.25.2016

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