Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Welcoming the Dark Season: 7 Pictures from the Night

When the darkness rushes over, things change. Gone is the light of day, that shines brightly and gives away everything. As the night takes over, mysteries are born.

Another dark season is ahead of us, but that doesn't necessarily mean that we have to dread it. In today's post I want to share 7 Pictures from the Night, that will hopefully showcase the charm the night possess.

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1. Lines of Gold

The night was in full swing, as we crossed the Danube, on the Budapest Chain Bridge. In the distance the amazing glow of the Hungarian Parliament could be seen. Left from it, a trail of light from the approaching bridge. More from the night in Budapest can be found here.


2. Peaking Out

The night was very cold. Crisp air grabbed my cheeks, as I went outside to take this shot. The full moon was peaking out behind the local hills, and the whole surroundings were dunked in a foreboding green and blue tint.


3. A Moment in Time

As I was standing on the balcony of our apartment in Korcula, during our summer vacation, and gazed out onto the sea, I noticed a fishing boat departing from the harbor. I grabbed my camera, and took this long exposure shot, that tracked the boats movement for one minute. The full moon on this night helped as well, and lit the whole landscape beautifully.

4. Lights in the Distance

A walk on the Vilsonovo walking lane in Sarajevo proved particularly fruitful, when I took this next image. I was standing on a small bridge, overlooking the river Miljacka. The lights from the buildings in the distance were reflecting in the water. I had luck, since there were no other people on the lane.


5. A Sleepless Night

You know the feeling. It's the middle of the night, and sleep just won't come. The light from the moon is shining into your room, and you just have to stand up. On such a night, this image was taken.



6. Budapest at Night

Budapest at night is amazing and that's why I had to include it again in this post. This time the scene is not minimalistic, but in fact very happy and full of night life. If you look closely you will spot the car trails moving through the streets like laser beams. This shot was taken from the Buda Castle.


7. A Night Swim

While visiting the Solaris Beach Resort I came across this rather beautiful beach setting. The sea was welcoming us for a nightly swim. There is something special in taking a plunge into the blackness, opening your eyes deep in the water and swimming through the sea.


I hope you enjoyed these night time images. 
Do you like to take photos of the night and night sky?


51 comments:

  1. So many of your night shots GLOW! A pleasure to see them~

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  2. Such gorgeous night shots. After seeing your shots, I am mad at myself for not using my camera at night while I was in Budapest. You show the city at it's best….

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    1. Budapest at Night is quite the sight and experience.

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  3. Beautiful! I don't think I have ever taken a clear photo like those at night yet.

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  4. A very good set. I love long exposure shots.

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  5. This is so inspiring! I love the long exposure shot of the boat! Well done.

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    1. Thank you Sarah. If you search for "Long Night in the Harbor" on this blog you will see more images from that night.

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  6. the one that you took on your sleepless night is my favorite! i know very well that scenario!

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  7. Beautiful beautiful long and landscape shots!

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  8. they are all beautiful, 7, 4 and 1 are my favorites. you night shots are fantastic.. love those lines of gold

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  9. You have great skill with nigh photography. What stunning photos in low light conditions. Thanks for your visits and comments on my blog, always appreciated.

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    1. Thank you too for your visit! Take care.

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  10. your night photography is always impressive, mersad!

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  11. Oh, yes!! I agree with Tex, your night photos are always awesome, Mersad!! Thanks, as always for sharing!! Hope your week is going well!

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  12. These night shots are amazing, but I have to tell you the one on top is one of the most beautiful Hungarian Parliament shots I've seen. Sadly, the building was under scaffolding when I visited Budapest years ago...

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    1. That was the case when I visited as well. Thank you Jose for visiting!

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  13. Wunderschöne Bilder hast du uns gezeigt und zweimal ist meine Stadt dabei :-) schön
    LG

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  14. A beautiful serie!
    My post at: http://hanshb.wordpress.com/

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  15. Lovely series of photos -- i especially like numbers 1, 4, 5 and 6. My WW

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    1. Thanks for visiting. Glad you enjoyed these scenes from the night.

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  16. they are all beautiful but number 4 is my favorite!

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  17. These are beautiful! As I read this the sky here (Wisconsin, USA) is already dark at 5:00. It's cold and snowy .I love taking pictures of the night sky and still struggle with the darkness that winter brings...a reminder to get creative, like you did, with night shots. Very nice images. Visiting form Communal Global.

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  18. your night images are amazing Mersad. This is something I must try yet.

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  19. Besonders schön finde ich immer wenn man so viele Lichter sehen kann^^ Ganz tolle Fotos lieber Mersad.

    Herzliche Grüsse

    N☼va

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  20. Sweet photos - you have a gift!
    Thank you for sharing at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2014/11/saint-marys-basilica-wilmington-nc.html

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  21. Mersad, your Sarajevo and Budapest photos are simply wonderful.

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    1. So happy you enjoyed them Jack!

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  22. Exceptional night time shots.... and I love the Moment in Time. Would that I could take such photographs.

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  23. Amazing night photography!!

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  24. Beautiful night time captures!
    JM, Illinois-U.S.A.

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  25. I really like your night photography, Mersad. You just never cease to amaze me with your creativity and camera skills!!

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  26. Wow! Wonderful night shots. Plenty of skill on your part to get such great results.

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    1. The Canon 6D and it's low light performance helped a great deal as well. But thank you for your kind words! :)

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  27. As always very impressive night shots. My camera just isn't capable of great night shots like these.

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  28. Your night photos are really stunning!!! I do not often take photos at night because for me it's not that easy.
    Have a nice weekend Mersad! Greetings from Belgium, Hilde

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  30. You really have an incredible talent!

    www.thetravelixir.com

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  31. Lines of gold is breathtaking.

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  32. All beautiful, but I love the number six
    Ciao
    Ste

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  33. These are wonderful! It would be fun to tag along with you on a shoot!

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  34. I very distinctly remember the first night in China ...and the jetlag! I shot pics from my son's balcony for at least half an hour. The background was not as fairytale like as the Danube, but good enough to blog:)

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  35. Such incredible photographs! I just love these night images! The first shot reminds me of a golden necklace against a black velvet dress! They are all wonderful.

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  36. Мені дуже сподобалися фото нічного Будапешту! Просто неймовірні і захопливі фотографії!

    xoxo, Juliana | PJ’ Happies :) | PJ’ Ecoproject

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