Night Shadows

Rain was falling softly, a fine mist blanketing Berkeley. Inside, we had a fire going in the living room fireplace. Outside, the rich ozone fragrance of the falling rain mingled with floral smells from the gardens of California.

On our front porch, these shadows of camellia trees were created by street lights. Fire light bathed the scene through our open front door. Ambient light peaking through the clouds added to the weird mix of strange lighting.

I stood on the porch, sheltered from the rain, and exposed this image for thirty seconds. Who would guess that this image was shot in full night? Lately I’ve become more and more interested in what happens to long digital exposures at night time.

Some related stories: Night for Day, Marin Headlands at Dusk, Winter Sea.

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