Blue Hour on the Mississippi River in Baton Rouge

I’m not quite to the point in my photography where I know for sure a shoot will go exactly as I imagine. But a while back that’s what happened while shooting from a rooftop vantage point in downtown Baton Rouge.

And I had the added bonus of enjoying family time and an excellent meal at Tsunami, a spectacular downtown restaurant.

It was really nice to set up my Nikon D5300 and my tripod and shoot away. I got some nice sunset shots looking west across the Mississippi River, but this one I think is my favorite. I would have liked to zoom in a bit, but I was shooting with my 30mm Sigma. Still, not bad.

Old Man River at Blue Hour

Photography Cure for Insomnia

Louisiana State Capital in Baton Rouge

Sometimes I have trouble getting back to sleep after waking during the night. Instead of tossing and turning, I started going out and shooting.

I’m not an experienced enough photographer yet to have settled into a set style or genre, but night photography seems to be my thing.

So I guess it’s ok that I go out and shoot at night, except of course missing out on some sleep. In a way that doesn’t matter because I’ve found I can clear my head while I’m out shooting, and when I get back from a late night shoot I usually go back to sleep quickly. Sometimes the shoots wind up being an early start to shooting a sunrise.

I’ve done everything from my first try at star trails, more interstate light trails, and more light painting, and even started working on time lapses.

Check these out:

light trails on Interstate 10 in Baton Rouge
Late night light trails on Interstate 10 in Baton Rouge
Louisiana State Capital in Baton Rouge
early morning shot of the Louisiana State Capital in Baton Rouge

I will get some others uploaded when I can, just to show a broad selection of the different shots I’ve gotten.

As a matter of fact, I’m writing this while out on a shoot. I have two cameras going right now, so maybe I will get something worth posting later.

Late night photography probably isn’t the textbook cure for insomnia, but it’s helping me.