Fortune favours the photographer who heads out at night. A different world awaits, where the image you record can sometimes be very different from the scene you behold, and magical worlds are created when the shutter speed is increased well beyond beyond normal daytime ranges. Shooting landscapes at night, whether in the countryside or town, is an exploration. Using a tripod, bulb mode and some patience you can light up a scene that otherwise appears quite dark, often bringing an entirely different mood and feel to it. Producing nightscapes is infinitely rewarding, and often best done at a time of year when daylight hours are few, so that you’re not out too late at night.
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