Day 200 - Lights of the Night/July Still Life Standout



I am SO excited about these pictures! I couldn't pick a favorite out of the two so yes, I am going against my own rule and posting two pictures for today instead of one. I will let you decide which you like best. With my camera set on a tripod, using a remote and the shutter speed set to Bulb, the first one I left the shutter open for 30 secs and the second shot I left the shutter open for 42 secs. No edits were done except bumping clarity. Other than that, these are SOOC. I live in such a beautiful city. This is the view of downtown San Diego as seen from Coronado. I had an idea when I was working out tonight that I wanted to take this shot, so I text another friend to go with me since it was 10:30 at night when I took these shots. I think night shots are my new favorite thing!

My blog is currently in the running to be featured as the top photography blog over at FTLOB. Could you take a sec and go "like" me on her page. I'm #18.

I'm linking up the second photo with:
Still Life Standouts





47 comments:

Mo Ni said...

great pics! I love both!

Two Apples (Christine) said...

Beautiful. I like them both but see the differences. If I had to choose I would pick the first one. Skyline pictures are enchanting.

Scott said...

Wow! Love these. Very well done.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Both are fantastic,but if I had to pick just one it would be the last one.I like the glow in the sky.

Jennifer Gammon said...

Great job!! I think the second one is my favorite. I like the bright sky! They are both beautiful!

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Amazing photos, Misty. These would make for awesome postcards. :)

Vic said...

I love the second one! Your photos are truly gorgeous! I just wanted to take a moment out to thank you for the comment on FTLOB--it meant a lot to know that there is someone out there who understands hard work and I'm an emotional nut when it comes to someone being dissatisfied with that site, so thanks for being a wonderful friend and i hope you have a super fabulous day!! xo

Amy said...

Love these! I think I like the 2nd one best but it's really hard to choose.

Geri Centonze said...

Wonderful photographs! Thanks for linking into artsee bloggers!

Trish ~ ♥ ~ said...

Beautiful shots, night time shots are so fun, everything has such a different look.

missing moments said...

I love the second one ... both are great!

Ashley Sisk said...

WOW - spectacular.

Kate said...

Wow! They are both beautiful! I am slightly partial to the brightness of the second one.

Audrey @ TheDailyWyatt.blogspot.com said...

WOW!!!!!

Susan said...

Wow! These are amazing!

Courtney said...

FANTASTIC!

melifaif said...

Wow, wow, wow!!! The second is my fav. They are both mesmerizing. But the lights in the water and the sky....something eerie about the second one. Love em. And I voted...I don't even need to see the others. ;-)

Pam Bowers said...

Wow. Gorgeous!!! I love the second one so much. I've been wanting to do this exact thing for so long but never have. You managed to pick the perfect night. There is no fog or anything.

Kara said...

Oh my! Perfection!!!

Melissa said...

My favorite shots from you so far!!! AWESOME Misty....you should be so happy!!!

Kristin said...

OMG Misty, these are fabulous, stunning, amazing, WOW! Good for you for stepping out of your box, trying something new, and knocking the ball out of the park! You rock!

Sarah said...

AWESOME! Love them.

Sandra V. said...

Really fantastic images! San Diego is a beautiful place!

anettesbokboble said...

Wow, these photos are amazing!! I can understand why you couldn't pick a favourite!! Now they are my favourites ;)

Rosie@leavesnbloom said...

Oh this is a scene I don't think I would ever see for myself. It's so beautiful and the colours are stunning . My favourite is your 2nd shot aswell.

Katie said...

WOWZA! Those are beautiful!! My fav is the second one because of the vibrancy of the lights. Awesome, awesome job!!!

Mari said...

Misty - these are stunning! I can't pick a favorite either! I'll go vote for you.

Katrina said...

I'm entered in the photo contest, too...but I'm voting for YOU! Wow, these are impressive! I live just a bit north of you (south Orange County) and have been on Coronado many times, although I've never seen the view quite like this! Stunning!

Christina Klas said...

Wow. Gorgeous.

Becky Sue said...

#2 is gorgeous! I need to try more nighttime shots.

Henrietta said...

OMG how gorgeous. I absolutely adore the second one. Really great shot:)

Jamie said...

Love them both!!! You should print one canvas size :)

Karin said...

These are gorgeous, Misty! I prefer the second one.

kimmyskids said...

Wowzers! These are amazing! So crisp and clear and yet smooth. Lovely.

Janell said...

OMG these are AMAZING! I would buy these to hang on my wall.

Sara said...

Wow, the cloud formations and reflections really add something to the shot. Love the lights of course, especially in the 2nd one. It's brighter and more golden in the lights on the left side. The reflections are stronger and more colourful too. Wonderful work!

Valeria said...

Breath taker

adel said...

these are both gorgeous. it makes me want to get out right now and drive to the top of our hill and take one of our city too.

Bek said...

Wow! Just perfect! I could stare at them forever to take everything in.

Tammy said...

These are really beautiful! I think I like the brightness of the second shot best.

Now I want to try night photography ;)

Catherine said...

Well done! Beautiful!!!!!!

Light Trigger said...

perfect!

Courtney K. said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS photo!!

Branson said...

I *think* I have already commented on this one up above somewhere, but I am still blown away by the first one especially. Perfect!

Amber said...

So beautiful!! I have been wanting to take a photo like this of the Tampa skyline for months. I have to set aside an evening and just go do it!!

Chic Homeschool Mama said...

Oh how I love Coronado. That is where I met my hubs- you captured it SO BEAUTIFULLY. WOW

Courtney said...

Wow!! This is so a beautiful photo!! I too love night shots and I think you definitely nailed it with this one!! Fantastic!