Night Photography April 2010 / by Let It Be Raw

I finally got a tripod. I have been waiting to experiment with night photography for so long! I'm still experimenting and it is great fun. Having a tripod makes life so much easier. The first night I got it, I went to the beach and took pictures of the full moon and the lights of the wharf in Santa Cruz. It's difficult to recreate a night scene in film. I am only just beginning with guessing at exposure times, recording results, and crossing my fingers.
Night photography is more than just recreating night scenes, but creating eerie scenes like the photo below. It's not daylight, but it is no longer the night. It is something unreal and confusing to look at.