Tag Archives: night time photography

How to photograph traffic trails and light streaks

Light streaks or traffic trails are when lights moving through a scene leave a light trail. They are easy to do and for a beginner, can be very rewarding. London Tower Bridge traffic trails – ISO100, 10 seconds @ F/16 Let’s discuss some basic physics before we dive into camera settings and techniques. This background […]

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Buda Castle & Chain Bridge Panorama – Budapest, Hungary

The Buda Castle seen from across the Danube, and the Chain Bridge. As I sat on the bench for a respite and took in the night air, I remember thinking how so many European capital cities are similar in geography and construct. There always seems to be a major river running through, an iconic bridge […]

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Hungarian Parliament at Night – Budapest, Hungary

The beautiful Gothic styled Hungarian Parliament Building is most definitely the brightest building at night. At the time I was in Budapest I was not able to get close as the area was cordoned off for major building work and what looks like the construction of an under parking facility. Setting up on the other […]

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South of the Danube at Night – Budapest, Hungary

I was across from the Hungarian Parliament building waiting for a cruise boat to move away from the dock. It was getting dark and I was missing the blue in the sky so I looked around for another position. I wondered what the view would look like from the Margaret Bridge so I took a […]

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Gellert Hill at night – Budapest, Hungary

On the way to photograph the Liberty/Freedom/Franz Jospeh Bridge from the Pest side, I liked how the orange glow of Gellert Hill contrasted with the evening blue sky. Orange and blue are good complimentary colours to look out for at night. I don’t know if the Hungarian people prefer the term Liberty or Freedom when […]

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Danube at Night – Budapest, Hungary

The view north, from the Chain Bridge, shows Buda on the west with the Margaret Bridge on the horizon helping to join the scene over to the Hungarian Parliament on the Pest side. The lights on the Hungarian Parliament are strong enough to illuminate the clouds above it. It was difficult balancing the lights on […]

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Tram Stop & Chain Bridge – Budapest, Hungary

The tramway network in Budapest started in 1866 as a horse and cart service and provided electric cars from 1887. Just by the west side of the Danube River, where the Chain Bridge meets Buda, the tramline from Clark Ádám tér runs the “Batthyány tér M+H” line along the river. I did wait for this […]

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How To Take Great Photos At Night

Photographs taken at night can provide a view of place that look spectacular when the night lights are on. The lights from the streets and buildings provide a unique atmosphere and highlight the subject matter. 20 seconds at F/11, ISO 100 To get the best from your low light shots, there are a few guidelines […]

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