Time moves slower at night, which means more time to set up shots. I don’t feel so much like a tourist or a lookie loo if I linger at night (of course I have found myself being accosted by the local police on an occasion or few). But the night provides a quiet and a stillness that I’ve never found during the day. Shots taken during the day may freeze time, but shots taken at night preserve time. Daytime photographs capture a moment, but nighttime photographs embrace that moment.
If you are the type of person who carries a camera everywhere you go, then the next time you find yourself out after dark take a few moments to look around. Enjoy the time to observe, reflect, and take a few shots.
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