Archive for the ‘Night’ Tag

Green Light District   1 comment

If you’re driving in Manhattan, it feels like there are never enough of these….

Green traffic light in Manhattan


Iphone, Hipstamatic

Posted April 10, 2014 by Lutz Braum in Architecture, Uncategorized, US

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Winter Dusk   8 comments

Yesterday’s view while walking the dog:

Tree reflections at dusk

Canon G12 Powershot

Posted March 15, 2014 by Lutz Braum in Landscapes

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Orion watching over Big Sky   4 comments

The sky was dominated by Orion (the constellation, not the winter storm) during my last night at Big Sky, Montana.

Night Sky over Lone Mountain

Canon 7D, EF 24-70mm  f/2.8L
ISO 125
20 sec

Victorian Villa   3 comments

I drive by this house every day in our neighborhood – and I finally decided to take a shot of it while still decorated for the holidays.

Victorian Villa

Canon 7D, EF 24-70mm
HDR: f/2.8, ISO 640

Posted January 12, 2014 by Lutz Braum in Architecture, US

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Paris Nightlife   1 comment

I am always enchanted by the many cafes in Paris, especially the neon signs at night. I’m going through my past photos, as the winter storm has kept me from taking new pictures.

Paris Bistro

Canon Powershot G12
ISO 400
1.3 sec

Night at the Local Fun Fair   1 comment

The local fire department throws a fundraiser each year – this time I brought my camera. Lots of photo opportunities:

All were shot with Canon 7D and tripod, various exposures.

Posted December 15, 2013 by Lutz Braum in US

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Midnight Moon   1 comment

Took the opportunity of the last balmy night of the season to experiment with some shots of the full moon and the apple tree branches in front of our house. Which one is your favorite?

Midnight Moon 1

Midnight Moon 2

Midnight Moon 3

Canon 7D, 12-22mm
ISO 800
15 sec

Posted November 17, 2013 by Lutz Braum in Black&White

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Late Night Snack   1 comment

Found this Dunkin Donuts totally deserted at night, but still open. Seemed like a good location for a horror movie scene.

Dunkin Donuts at night

Canon 7D, EF 24-70mm
ISO 800

Posted September 6, 2013 by Lutz Braum in Architecture, US

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Saturday Night Fever   1 comment

Caught a few couples showing off their moves at the local Fred Astaire Dance Studio.

Dancers in Dance Studio

ISO 125
1/20 sec

Posted August 25, 2013 by Lutz Braum in People

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Madonna and Margarita   4 comments

This scene reminded me of a Vermeer, who was an expert at taking a mundane subject (girl filling a jug, woman doing needlepoint) and making it look absolutely stunning. Caught in a local Mexican restaurant (which explains the skull in the background).

Woman checking email

iphone Hipstamatic
lens: Doris
film: Sussex
flash: off

Posted August 22, 2013 by Lutz Braum in People, US

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Bruges at Night   5 comments

Bruges is even more scenic at night (especially after a rain shower, as all the tourists have retreated to their hotels):

Night on Clinton Beach   4 comments

It was such a beautiful night after a day of 90 degrees that I went to the beach at midnight, only to finally look at my watch and realize I had spent 2 hours taking pictures and playing around with my flashlight.

Life guard chairs under the stars

Clinton Marina

Fun with my flashlight

Canon 7D
ISO 3200
30 sec

Amsterdam in Black and White   3 comments

Even in black and white, the city of Amsterdam is beautiful. Especially at night. Click on any one picture to see them in slideshow format.

Amsterdam at Night   7 comments

I had the pleasure of having a professional photographer named Tom show me around Amsterdam at night, and teach me about night photography. I arranged it through Photo tours of Amsterdam, and was extremely happy with the tour, which lasted from 10:15pm (when it was still light out) until 1:45am. I can highly recommend it. Here are some samples from that night’s work. Click on any one picture to see them in slideshow format.

Evening Light   Leave a comment

Caught this next to St. John’s Cathedral in New York.

Light post in New York

iphone Hipstamatic
lens: John S
film: Ina’s 1969

Posted January 20, 2013 by Lutz Braum in Landscapes, New York, Things

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Moonset over New Jersey   3 comments

This was caught one late afternoon from my window in Manhattan – looking towards New Jersey, just across the Hudson River.  The moon is setting over Columbia Terraces in Weehawken, NJ.


Canon EOS 7D, EF70-200mm f/2.8L
ISO 100
2 sec

Atlas Didn’t Shrug   Leave a comment

…otherwise he would have dropped his universe right on top of me (I know, bad pun. And I haven’t even read the book).  This is a sculpture in front of Rockefeller Center in New York City.


Canon EOS 7D, 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5
ISO 400
.3 sec

Nighttime stroll in Manhattan   2 comments

At night, and away from the tourist attractions, there are plenty of good photo opportunities in New York. Click on any picture to see the photos in slideshow format (trying out some new WordPress features).

Posted December 12, 2012 by Lutz Braum in Architecture, New York, Travel

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Calling Batman   1 comment

Well, he certainly didn’t answer the call last week when I walked through Manhattan:

Searchlights in Manhattan

And while the Batmobile is cool, this ride is waaaay cooler!Vespa Scooter in Manhattan

Canon EOS 7D
ISO 200
30 sec

Posted December 8, 2012 by Lutz Braum in Architecture, New York, Things, US

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Christmas Season in Manhattan   3 comments

I love the festive mood that all of New York gets into before the holidays. It’s especially nice on a crisp, cold fall night. Here are a few of my favorite spots in mid-town. Happy Holidays!

Christmas Ornaments on 6th Ave

Cartier store in New York

Holiday Decorations in New York

Times Square Memories (part 3)   Leave a comment

Despite the cold weather, Times Square is teeming with tourists during the holiday season. These pictures are part of an ongoing project I’m having fun with: all the various ways people memorialize their visit to New York, and to Times Square specifically. The full series is in a gallery on my  photography site.

Central Park at Night   3 comments

Had some fun with Black&White while wandering through Central Park at night:

Wollman Rink

Resting in Central Park

Park bench in Central Park

Central Park bench


Checkmate in Bryant Park   Leave a comment

As the evenings get warmer, Bryant Park, located behind the NY Public Library, becomes a gathering place for lovers, strollers, and chess players.

A fountain offers calming background sounds:

As the lawn slowly fills with people and people watchers:

All shots taken with Canon Powershot G12 and mini-tripod, multiple exposures

Where cars go to sleep in New York City   Leave a comment

A follow-up to my post about where cars go to party in NYC, here’s where they go to sleep:

This was shot as seen from the High Line (check back tomorrow to see what that is):

Posted May 18, 2012 by Lutz Braum in Architecture, New York, Travel, US

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Where cars go to party in New York City   2 comments

I took these shots while walking through my neighborhood in the evening, struck by the fact that these sights are pretty rare in Manhattan.

Shot with Canon Powershot G12
ISO 400
multiple exposures

Old-fashioned Movie Theater   Leave a comment

Found in Americus, GA. Population: 17,000.

Canon PowerShot G12
ISO 400
1 sec

Posted April 1, 2012 by Lutz Braum in Architecture, Black&White, US

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Times Square at night   Leave a comment

A great place to experiment with photography, especially on a warm summer night.

Canon EOS 7D
ISO 1600

Posted August 7, 2011 by Lutz Braum in New York, US

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Last Stop: Chicago   Leave a comment

Last major stop on my cross-country drive was Chicago – I caught a free concert by Low in Millenium Park, then waited for sunset for some photo opportunities. The sculpture is called Cloud Gate by Anish Kapoor, but everyone just calls it ‘The Bean’.

Canon EOS 7D
ISO 400
4 sec

Posted June 29, 2011 by Lutz Braum in Travel, US

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Lightning over the Badlands   Leave a comment

I witnessed the most amazing (and at times terrifying) storm of my life while crossing the Badlands in South Dakota:  6 hours of continuous lightning, across the entire 360 degree horizon, interspersed with torrential downpours and hail the size of hazelnuts. But it turned out to be a great night for photography.

Canon EOS 7D
ISO 200
37.0 sec

Posted June 28, 2011 by Lutz Braum in Landscapes, US

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Done! (with my Top Ten Iconic American Sights)   Leave a comment

Finally visited Mt. Rushmore. Gave me goosebumps, and I’m not even a US citizen!  It was the missing destination on my personal Top Ten list of must-see attractions that are emblematic of the US and America. Here’s my list, feel free to add your favorites if they aren’t on this list:

10. Hollywood Sign
9.   Gateway Arch, St. Louis
8.  Yellowstone Nat’l Park
7.  Golden Gate Bridge
6. Empire State Building
5. Niagara Falls
4. Lincoln Memorial/The Mall, Washington DC
3.  Grand Canyon
2. Mt. Rushmore
1. Statue of Liberty, NY

Posted June 27, 2011 by Lutz Braum in Travel, US

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Deadwood, South Dakota   Leave a comment

An old mining town where Wild Bill Hickok was killed and Calamity Jane is buried, it is now just a collection of sad casinos and T-shirt shops catering to bored retirees and drunk teenagers from nearby Rapid City. Only at night does it have a bit of charm.

Canon EOS 7D
ISO 500
4.0 sec


Posted June 26, 2011 by Lutz Braum in Travel, US

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Goodbye San Francisco   Leave a comment

Shot this while I enjoyed my last sunset in San Francisco. Will always have fond memories and hope to be back some day.

Canon EOS 7D, EFS 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5
ISO 100
2.5 sec

Posted June 20, 2011 by Lutz Braum in San Francisco

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Full Moon at Legion of Honor   Leave a comment

I took this shot on my last evening in San Francisco, in front of the Legion of Honor. I was shooting the other way, concentrating on the Golden Gate Bridge. When I turned around, a huge moon had risen above the city.

Canon EOS 7D, EFS 15-85mm
ISO 100
6.0 sec

Posted June 18, 2011 by Lutz Braum in San Francisco

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North Beach at Night   Leave a comment

Out all evening to take photos, and of 150+ shots, this is the only interesting one…

Canon EOS 7D, EF-S10-22mm
ISO 100
1.6 sec
slow-synch flash


Posted March 27, 2011 by Lutz Braum in San Francisco

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Golden Gate at Night   Leave a comment

Shot on a recent balmy fall evening, just after sunset. Reminds me why I live where I live.

Canon EOS 7D
ISO 100
5.0 seconds

Posted December 12, 2010 by Lutz Braum in San Francisco, US

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Berlin stroll   Leave a comment

A rainy night didn’t keep me from walking around Berlin earlier this year while on a business trip, and capturing this scene on one of the main avenues of Berlin: Unter den Linden.

Canon Powershot G10
ISO 200
1.0 seconds


Posted November 27, 2010 by Lutz Braum in Europe, Travel

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