Night can transform an ordinary scene into something magical. Light, shadow, texture, tonality, pattern all work together to create a very different composition compared to photos captured during the day. Night has it's own magic. I loved walking the streets of Florence, Italy, at night - everything was a picture.
The camera used to make this photo was a Nikon D3s, and Nikon 24-70mm lens, one of my favorite lenses. I carry a Feisol 3442 carbon fiber tripod, and F-stop Loka camera bag that is organized, rugged, and awesome. I'm very excited about a new messenger-style bag from F-stop (called the Ando) that I plan to carry for cityscape photography.
Nik Silver was used to convert this image to black and white. I like to expand on the presets, especially High Structure or Full Dynamic to create an image with drama and impact.
Have fun shooting!
- Deborah Sandidge is the instructor for two online photography classes at BetterPhoto: Photoshop: Enhancing Images and Creating Works of Art and Digital Infrared Photography
- Deb also is a contributor to a new book by Jim Miotke and Kerry Drager: The BetterPhoto Guide to Photographing Light