Because of some heavy snow coming through the area, and the fact that I was out and about at the time, I decided to go around Brainerd with my digital camera and see if I could get any interesting long-exposure nighttime shots last night. Here are the results of the experiment. I particularly like the water tower one, which was something that I’ve wanted to try for some time now.
Clicking on any of the pictures will produce a 1024x768 version for your enjoyment, while putting your mouse over any of the pictures will list the most important aspects of the particular picture, the aperture value and exposure time. All of the pictures were taken at about 10 or 10:30 PM on Friday evening.
A scene looking into the woods at Lum Park on the eastern edge of Brainerd.
Stoplights are always interesting to photograph with long exposure times. Too bad there weren't more cars passing by this one when I was taking the picture. The big white spot in the center of the picture is a slow falling snowflake.
Here's one of the results of my experiments by the historic water tower.
This is a serene shot of the Mississippi River, with a filter added in Photoshop to remove the original heavy red tint produced by the sodium street lights in the picture.
A tree illuminated by the lighting in the Brainerd Public Library's parking lot.
And now here is a picture that I took about a week ago while walking around downtown Brainerd. It was on my digital camera along with the pictures that I took last night, so I decided to include with the other ones. I think it's kind of interesting, especially with the shot of the water tower in the background.