HUNTINGTON BEACH AT NIGHT
As promised, while photographing a fantastic Huntington Beach sunset I decided to take a few impromptu shots while walking back to my car. You can see those sunset shots here.
The moon is such an intriguing object to photograph. I really think it’s because of the power it can cast over you. What other object can cause you to gaze at its beauty for so long while entertaining thoughts so far away?
Night photography just seems to reach out and grab my attention crying out for me to capture its beautiful night scenes! Last weekend, I listened to that familiar cry with these results.
Using the #5 lifeguard tower in the foreground, I was finally able to compose a better shot of the moon than originally posted here. I would have liked the moon to be a little more off-center, but changing my perspective brought some unappealing clutter into the frame. I do like the effect of the deep blue sky in these shots. The moon was radiating through a very light haze in this particular shot.
This is a unique capture of the double-decker restaurant which boasts the world-famous Duke’s Restaurant on the sand in Huntington beach. You’ll find Sandy’s Beach Grill on the lower level. Two amazing restaurants with ambiance that is spectacular!
Is this the most famous pier in the world? Maybe not, but it may be difficult to argue when you consider the notoriety of the “Surf City” intrigue. This view of the Huntington Beach Pier was shot from PCH (Pacific Coast Highway) curbside.
I love shooting at night. It offers such varied challenges with lighting, shutter speed, and ISO settings. I definitely will make plans to come back here soon – with my tripod! I would love to get some long exposure shots of PCH!
On a different note – I just realized this is my 100th post!! WOW!! That was fast!! It seems like I just started this blog.
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