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.
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:
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.