From dusk to midnight is the most challenging time to photograph pretty much anything. But from the upside, it's also the most beneficial because you can gain so much experience.
Just before dusk the biggest challenge is patience. Waiting for the 'golden hour'. And when it arrives you are faced with the challenge of speed. For anyone who photographs in manual mode, you know how frantic those minutes can be. The colors of the sky change quickly from one second to the next. Before you know it, the sunset is gone.
Part of the fun is looking back at what you've managed to create and how much you've improved.
Then, in the quiet hours of the night, you to be still, literally. The slightest movement can affect the long shutter needed to capture the beautiful streaks of light from the traffic 30 stories below.
It's so nice to find pockets of time to devote to my ever-evolving love of photography while on vacation. It's even more fun to find these long forgotten photos months later on my computer just waiting to be shared.
I've opened up the comments for photo sharing. Post one of your favorite night photos below. I'd love to see them. x