Last night, I attended a night photoshoot with the Illuminate Workshops Meetup group. We met at the parking lot for a briefing. Soon after we got to work. Here are the shadows of other photographers at work!
Visit the Meetup website, where you may see some other images that have been posted by the photographers, myself included. As we made our way to the Highland Bridge, I passed near these parking meters.
It is always fun to shoot at night, when I set a white balance for incandescent (tungsten) lights to compensate for the yellow light. The buildings in the background behind Highland Bridge are lit by a mixture of tungsten and sodium lights. The twilight sky becomes more blue. Also, Highland Bridge is lit by lights that have a daylight color. This give a nice blue light for the walkway. Also, the bridge that crosses I-25, is also lit by passing cars.
At the bottom of the steps to the bridge is an art work “National Velvet”, that is red and is lit internally. I like the contrast of the blue steps with red of the velvet in the following image.
Here is another image of the bridge, with the red velvet and some of the photographers at work.
Having setup on the bridge, I made several images, with an 8 second exposure. There was a constant stream of people, on foot and on bikes, making their way across the bridge. I like this image, where there there is ghosting of the approaching people in the blue light.
Efrain made several group shots of the participating photographers. After shooting the images, I made my way towards the concrete terrace that surrounds National Velvet. I had noticed that someone had abandoned a styrofoam cup on the steps.
Later I crossed to the other side of the bridge, where I made another image looking back towards the Denver skyline.
I have included National Velvet in the image. In the distance is another Denver landmark, the Millennium Bridge, that crosses railroad tracks.