More Night Images
Okay. So sorry, I forgot to post last week! I got busy and thought I would do it on Monday (Tuesday at the latest) and before I knew it, the weekend was here already!
I’ve been out taking more night images, trying to get better at it. I had good opportunity the week before last because we had so much going on here around town. There were even fireworks! The weather was so stinkin’ hot during the day that the evening was the only time we wanted to venture out anyways. My kids were good sports and tagged along most of the time (okay, there might have been some forcing and threatening) and helped carry my “stuff.” My son even attended part of an outdoor night concert of someone who was before his time — although he has heard me play Eddie Money’s album on my old stereo before.
I had some nice surprises and was pleased with the ones that I was able to capture nicely. The goal is to learn, even from my mistakes. Hope you find something you like as well.
This first one is of a guy who had the coolest car with hydraulics. He put on a show for me when he saw I was taking pictures with my camera. Unfortunately, another car came up beside him (between me and the white car) and was blocking my view just as he had his car turned all the way on its side and was shooting out all this white smoke! By the time I ran around to the front side of the car that was blocking my view and readjusted my camera, the show was over. I was so mad! I have one of where he is looking straight into the camera and giving me this big smile! What a great guy.
This couple was just as friendly. Maybe the guy on the farthest motorcycle didn’t want to be photographed, but the lady on the back of the closest one gave me a friendly wave and a smile.
When I was a kid in high school, the big thing to do on Friday and Saturday night was to “drag Douglas.’ That’s the name of the main street in our town, and you would see all your friends and meet some new ones by getting in a car and driving along Douglas street. The cops were good about letting the kids ride up and down the street, as long as no one was breaking any laws. People still do it, obviously.
Here’s what it looks like now.
And here are the rest of my night shots.
Eddie Money in concert.
A cool “mistake.”
And a fireworks show along the river.