Lens Artists Challenge #186 – Low light

Sofia has asked us to show images taken in low light. I love low light, virtually never use flash, so this prompt is ideal for me! Most are taken handheld, wide aperture, highish ISO

So here are a few examples. First, an image I took at night in Warsaw old town:

Here’s one I spotted at night in Krakow, as our bus drew level with a tram. A lone rider, from what I could see:

Some years ago I was on a trip along the river Douro. At one stop I took this image – a beam of daylight spilled through an open door leading to an ancient cloister, illuminating a person who walked into the shadows of the interior:

Now for a bit of colour…dawn light, as seen on a trip to France in the Bordeaux region some years ago:

Dawn sun

Indoors, in low light. I was sitting in my front room, and noticed how the changing light fell on a vase of flowers….mostly shadow, but a brightly illuminated area at the front:

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  1. Ohh, I really love the first and the third one, and I rarely like b&w. Just gorgeous.

  2. and you’re so good at it 🙂

  3. Love these. Lowlight photography is so often dramatic and evocative. One thing that phone cameras are not so good at and where an SLR can make all the difference.

  4. I’m sure you have loads of images for this, Sue. Nice variety. The flowers look wonderful in that light and the whole world loves a sunset.

  5. Sue, you are so good at low lighting. I adore your eye for it 😀

  6. Beautiful, beautiful, Sue! I knew this would suit you perfectly – my favourite? Warsaw, and the cloister – and your delicious vase of course…

  7. These are lovely, and so atmospheric. A challenge with your name on it!

  8. Amy

    Beautiful low light images, Sue! Love the B&W especially.

  9. The cloister shot is brilliant. You are good at low light.

  10. So beautiful, particularly the two figures in black and white.

  11. Fabulous selection Sue. You had me at the first photo 🙂

  12. I do like that first one, very atmospheric

  13. I love the cloister one too.

  14. Our black&white are exquisite, simply beautiful.

  15. Good choices, Sue. You B&W shots are always very atmospheric.
    Best wishes, Pete.

  16. Very skilled Sue, love the images of people caught in the shadows

  17. The man on the train is perfect as it captures some sense of isolation. Thanks.

  18. Your first two are my faves simply because I wouldn’t have thought to take pictures where you were standing. Too often, I photograph places of note — cathedrals, monuments, etc. But what I really love is plain ol’ real life — in bright light or low light. Excellent.

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