night lights

These photos came from the same roll of film as my Sunset Sounds photos. It was late at night and I couldn’t get to sleep (too many vodka Red Bulls – never again!) So I decided to try out the “B” setting on my Holga 135BC. I didn’t know how long to keep the shutter open so I just guesstimated. I kept the camera stable by placing it on the floor of the balcony. Lucky it was floor to ceiling glass. You can see the floor in the corner of the second photo. The first photo must be a double exposure. It took me a while to figure that one out. All in all, I’m quite happy with how they turned out. I might try taking night photos more often.


  1. Jessica Druck February 2, 2010


  2. bowsnhearts February 2, 2010

    These photos are really gorgeous! I wish I have a good camera to produce something of this caliber!

  3. Taylor Sterling February 2, 2010

    they are great! love the light in them!

  4. Mae February 2, 2010

    Wow these photos are really lovely – what a beautiful view! You must take really amazing photos, can't wait to see more 🙂

  5. S and O February 2, 2010

    those pictures are awesome!!!
    is that a Ferris wheel??
    what a gorgeous view:)

  6. Helen February 2, 2010

    How incredibly gorgeous. Love them.

  7. Chloe February 2, 2010

    beautiful photos, good improvising with the floor instead of a tripod. I was wondering if maybe the top one isnt a double exposure but maybe if there was reflections on the glass wall?

  8. soph (owl vs. dove) February 2, 2010

    Thanks all.

    @ bowsnhearts: this camera is actually pretty cheap quality – it's all plastic, even the lens. It's not what you use, it's how you use it 😉

    @ s and o: yep, that's a ferris wheel. I've never actually been on it though. Maybe I'll put it on my to do list.

    @ chloe: that's what I first thought, but then I realised that the ferris wheel is in the 'wrong' place and that the river runs at two different angles. If that makes any sense. And I think I took 3 photos. And since only 2 showed up on the negs I safely assumed I just forgot to wind on for one 🙂

  9. chaoticsense February 2, 2010

    oh wow, that's just amazing.

    christine xx

  10. Amalia Mas'ad February 2, 2010

    i love the colorsss!

  11. kirstyb February 2, 2010

    fab pics x

  12. an92 February 3, 2010

    WOW, that's the view from your home?! Amazing D:

  13. fadetoblack February 3, 2010

    sounds amazing!!!!

  14. Abbey at MilkChildren February 3, 2010

    Ahhh dreamy. The perfect result of an insomniac night <3

  15. soph (owl vs. dove) February 3, 2010

    @ an92: unfortunately no, that's not the view from my home. We rented an apartment in the city for the festival. I have to say though, after two days of apartment living, I'm quite put off it. Too much time waiting for elevators etc haha.

  16. rachel kathleen February 4, 2010

    They're so great! I've been too scared to use my diana at night because of the whole long exposure thing, and I never like to waste film… But you've inspired me to test it out! (Gotta love the Brisbane version of the London Eye too.. always makes me laugh!)


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