A City At Night

I love taking photos at night, and in the unlikely circumstance that they don't blur, aren't overexposed or underexposed, aren't...

I love taking photos at night, and in the unlikely circumstance that they don't blur, aren't overexposed or underexposed, aren't grainy or I get to use a tripod, they are my absolute favourite. Everything to me is heightened at night-time; the most familiar bland places become mysterious and creepy, shadows lengthen, and cities look beautiful all lit up. I'm pretty sure I look better in the dark.
Anyway, sorry to bombard with more holiday photos but here are some photos (most taken with a borrowed tripod, it's amazing what a difference it makes) of Guangzhou at night.

1. Evening stroll along the river (?) outside my grandparent's house
2. Lit up buildings along river
3. Sporting stadium, I think it hosted the Asian Games in 2010
4. Tallest building in Guangzhou 
5. Guangzhou Library (Cool I know)
6. Palm trees and lanterns
7. In the heart of the CBD at lights on

A family friend and photography enthusiast gave me a few pointers while I was taking these and I think slowly and surely, I am getting better. It's quite odd to be standing in the midst of a bustling city square with a tripod, but well worth it. 
The atmosphere was pretty amazing because all the people come out at lights on, all the stores are open and its very lively. Much like at Vivid Sydney, but every night! It's a bit bizarre though how they shut off all the lights at 10 (to conserve power) and the place is plummeted into near darkness and everyone leaves...

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  1. amazing photos!!


  2. the last one is great, they re all beautiful though.

    Which lens did you use?


  3. Wow, these are such, such beautiful photos - really makes me want to wonder round and shoot London at night now!

  4. I LOVE these photos, so beautiful. And I totally agree with what you described about the night time, definitely more mysterious, there's greater emotion and it feels like there's more of a sense of urgency I think xx

  5. Hi Annie! It's so great to hear from you! You r such a creative photographer and I just love what you do!!! I totally agree with you- these images r transcending and the r perfect! I still find it hard to take balanced shots at night, should really give a go with a tripod :) xx


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  7. Annie, these photos are brilliant!

    I have never had one photo turn out good at night, but then again I am such a camera noob. :|

    Hope you are keeping warm this winter, and that you had a fab weekend!

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  8. Wow, I wish wish wish I had photography skills like you. The lights look so magical.

    10 is a little early for lights out, haha. That's pretty funny, something I didn't know.

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  9. This pictures are absolutely gorgeous, the colors of the lights came out amazing.


  10. I was showing my boyfriend your photos.
    We were both in absolute awe.


  11. loooove the neon lights!! looks like one big playland x

  12. I agree, there's something beautiful and otherworldly about photos taken at night time - the first one is really amazing, like an impressionist painting!

  13. Whilst these shots are great (some of them omg great), I think it's unfair to give the tripod all the kudos!

    Your neighbour,

    x Kel

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  14. ahhh you didn't post for so long and now BOOM! all this amazing eye candy! i wish i had such a nice camera to take pictures with, and your hand at talent!!! wowwww

  15. These photos are absolutely stunning! My photos never seem to come out as good at night - the scenery always looks so pretty in person, but in the photo much of the beauty is lost! That definitely didn't happen with these photos - they're amazing! :)

    sorelle in style

  16. these photos are absolutely beautiful! you did such an amazing job! i always find it hard to take pictures at night, so it's so cool to see gorgeous night photos. :)

    <3, Mimi

  17. beautiful photos. that last one is especially amazing, the colors & glow are just otherworldly!


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