One thing that truly fascinated me about night photography was learning about the different "stages" of night. The different stages (and accompanying sky colors) that happen after the sun sets. I learned about twilight and I learned that there are 3 different twilights as well: civil, nautical and astronomical. I also learned that night photography allows you to capture movement (and lights!) around you while you wait for your camera to be done with a long exposure!
In these photographs, I walk you through the different twilights, from right after the sun has set (civil), to the time right before night falls (nautical), and into the darkness of night (astronomical). I hope you enjoy these photos. For more fun photos, go to my Etsy store, or visit my website.
|The sun sets and the sky turns blue in Santo Domingo|
|Capturing movement during civil twilight at a plaza in Santo Domingo|
|Entering nautical twilight by Grace Cathedral in San Francisco|
|Nautical twilight at Union Square in San Francisco.|
|Nautical twilight as seen from Nob Hill, San Francisco|
|Busy night during late nautical twilight in San Francisco|
|The lights turn on as the night falls down during nautical twilight|
|The night has fallen on San Francisco during astronomical twilight|
|The city lights are on at night|