Ghosts in the Night
Last night was SO beautiful in Seattle. Warm and pleasant, a summer night in mid-October! Even after 10pm, it was beautiful out. I had to go for a walk and, as always, I brought my camera with me. I decided to take my Leica, even though I rarely shoot with it at night because at high iso’s, it is less than stellar. (It makes up for that in other dreamy qualities, of course). Sometimes, I just take the camera I feel like photographing with, according to my mood and how I feel, and then simply work within it’s unique qualities and limitations. I knew it would mean shooting long exposures and I did not want to pack a tripod but I have found that, with a little observation, it’s almost always possible to find a ‘tripod’ when you’re out and about. In some of these photos, my tripod was concrete steps and, in others, a metal newspaper stand.
A beautiful night for playing around and creating ghosts.