When I was walking up to Rikshospitalet (The National Hospital) yesterday morning at half past seven, I saw the morning light coming over the eastern horizon. The only camera I had available was my iPhone, but the challenges for the day light in bad weather is absolutely visible.That situation made me think of how seldom we are shooting and sharing photos in "difficult light" condition, at early and late hours.
Back at my MacBook Pro and the photo library, consisting of over 5200 images, I picked out some of the "dark" photos and will give some examples.
First more Sunrises:At Kirkeveien / Ullevål University Hospital, Oslo in February, 2008 8.30 am the cars are queuing at peak hours.
When it is completely dark in Norway the day is emerging in Shanghai, China, and you may see the sun coming at 4.23 am in May 2007. The smog is heavy and the skyscrapers at Pudong are almost goasts. In Portugal, at Vilamoura Marina, april 2008, at 7.35 am there are still some time before the crews are making the boats ready. The photo is taken from my hotel balcony.and some miles to the east and one hour later, the sun is rising over the Mediterranean Sea at Manilva Beach, Spain late September 2007 at 8.26 am
The cars are sleeping with the night snow covering footprints and surfaces outside the Morken Farm. The blue northern light can be fbeautiful at Bjorli, Norway in April 2005 twenty minutes to nine. We are preparing breakfast in the kitchen.
More often than morning photo shooting, we use to catch the sun late afternoon or in the evening when the darkness is growing.
The first photo is from Brussel and Grand Place with the city´s Town Hall / Hotel de Ville at 8.30 pm. The spotlights are on, making photos more easy.
There is no Midnight sun far south as over the North Sea outside Møre og Romsdal, Norway, but the light at 23.08 late June this year is great. The same can be used as comment half an hour later (23.35 pm) some days before at Summer soltice. Heavy rain was coming into the Storfjord and Sykkylven from the west giving this spectacular light.Returning to Asia, Singapore River and Boat Quay in May 2007 at half past seven and dinner time.and the night over Taranto, Puglia Italy first of July 2006 a quarter past nine makes the end of my choices.
Hopefully you have enjoined the show and more often use your camera in all light conditions.