Winter Nighttime Photos

As the nights now draw in, it’s getting to be time for those nice bleak winter shots. Last winter i a lot of opportunity to wander around at night with my G9, whether it be walking home late at night, or through the hustle and bustle of a city centre. At almost every turn there’s new photographic potential. The changing conditions make every night different, so every scene is always fresh.

Many of my night shots tend to be taken hand-held, so i have to use high ISO settings. Many people seemed to think the G9, like many compacts, are unusable at the higher ISO settings due to the high noise levels. Personally i came to love the high noise at 1600 ISO, it took me back to the days of uprating black and white film to increase the grain and contrast.

As the G9 was broken, as mentioned in a previous post, then for the moment i’ll post a few photos from last winter. I’ll be taking more with the new camera soon, so i’m keen to see how they compare in the low light of winter.

A quick shot of the water feature at Sheffield railway station whils passing through on the way home.

Derby city centre with the Council House front covered with Christmas lights.

Underneath a railway bridge in Derby. It's quite bleak and lonely at night. In the bottom right is the meagre belongings of a homeless person that were kept there for part of the winter. In a nearby bridge a homeless man was found dead on morning by young students on their way to the nearby college.

A bleak, frosty, and misty road.

Late night on the A38 dual carriageway.



About PurpleT

Much of my photography is art and documentary. I try to capture a scene as i see it in my mind, whether that be black and white, colour, or somewhere in between. I try to make an interesting, and/or attractive image from what i see around me, not just what would be expected, but also subjects that would be seen boring, mundane, or ugly by many. But they all have an interest as art photography. I have also spent nearly twenty years working as a life model, then the human figure in art is very important to me, and is something i try to bring into my work at times.
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4 Responses to Winter Nighttime Photos

  1. GB says:

    i know probably everybody tells you this, but… i’ve snooped around a little bit around your site and … great pictures! don’t stop being a photographer. NEVER. that translates into: show us more and more photos. (:

    • PurpleT says:

      Thank you very very much for this comment, i really do appreciate it. I don’t intend to stop taking photos, and i will show them, at least the best ones anyway. I’m actually in the process of buying a new camera. It’s in the post and on its way to me right now, so i’m getting all excited 🙂

      Thank you again.

  2. GB says:

    and the bunny-comment: super-funny. i couldn’t have find by myself such a great explanation for my bunnies in the pylons. : P

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