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Low Light

I do a lot of low-light photography because the weather and day-light in Ireland is often challenging. My favourite time for night-photography is the 'blue-hour' - from 30 to 90 minutes after sunset. During this time you can achieve very nice exposures with a good balance between artificial light and the blue light remaining in the sky - especially facing westwards.
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“Light gives of itself freely, filling all available space. It does not seek anything in return; it asks not whether you are friend or foe. It gives of itself and is not thereby diminished” … Michael Strassfeld

“There are two kinds of light - the glow that illumines, and the glare that obscures” … James Thurber

“Firelight will not let you read fine stories but it's warm and you won't see the dust on the floor” … Irish Proverb

“You can't have a light without a dark to stick it in” … Arlo Guthrie

“Better to light a candle than to curse the darkness” … Chinese Proverb
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Living Bridge San Lucar de Guadiana Killaloe Twilight
Lena's Bar Student Village Bunratty Castle, Co. Clare
Evening Cityscape Dunguaire Castle Christmas Tree
Killaloe Abbey King John's Castle Quin-Abbey mid-summer
Augustinian Friary Ennis Abbey King John's Castle
City Lights Bunratty Castle, Co. Clare Skellig Michael
Moonlit Clarion City Lights Fosse du Paux-Rempart
Millennium Bridge Christmas Tree Musical Chairs
Living Bridge Reality Check Aran Islands Sunset
Working Late Ahu Ko Te Riku 10 Skellig Islands
Bunratty Castle Brenu Beach 20 King John's Castle
Olympic Arches, Athens Harmattan Haze Gannet Sky
Skellig Islands 2 Little Angel Blue Hour
Vila do Conde Riverfront Jonkoping Bridge Tawnagh West
Osaka at Night San Sebastian de la Gomera Shannon Estuary
Ponte Dom Luis I St. Finbarr's Cathedral Cool Blue
Madre de las Marismas The Locke Bar & Oyster House Skellig Islands 3
South Mall, Cork Killmore Quay Stockholm Harbour
Downtown Canary Dawn Shannon-side Evening
Blarney Woolen Mills Giro Giro Hitoshina Osaka at Night 2
Skelligs Blue City at Night St. Finbarr's Cathedral
Mount Fuji & Sagami Bay City Hall Kiya-machi Dori
Elmina Beach Coconut Tree Vila do Conde
City Hall Fishermen Return Brenu Beach 21
Tallest Christmas Tree 3 Returning from the Market Skytop Carousel
Atlantic Waves River-Point at Night Lycabettus Hill
Harmattan Haze 4 New Year's Eve Elmina Bay
Tallest Christmas Tree 2 Ahu Tahai City on the Shannon
Grainneuaile's Castle Dusk Fishing Catedral de Santiago de Compostela
Budapest Bridge Freezing Fog 4 Bratislava
Lapp's Quay Rabelos on the Douro Night Light
Morrison's Quay Cement Factory City at Night
Liquid Gold Moonlight Flyover Painting with Light
Freezing Fog 5 Sunrise Santa's Helper
Palacio de Rajoy Frozen Lake Off the Wall
Atlantic Coast Shannon River Millennium Bridge
Another ho hum day in paradise Tomales Bay Kiya-machi Dori 2
Lanterns Canary Sunset Bread Oven
Loop-Head Lighthouse 2 Rare Occurrence Winter Evening
Barge Mutton Island Brenu Beach 21
Acropolis China Square Cool Blue
Anticipation USS Monterey, CG-61 Parador de Santiago de Compostela
Tallest Christmas Tree 4 Ayios Georgios Emergency Response
London Eye The Barge Inn Sunset Moonrise
All the fun of the fair Black Bridge 1 * Rush Hour
Ahu Nau Nau Ahu Ko Te Riku Freezing Fog
Beach Football Christmas Tree Harmattan Haze 3
Shannon River Sunset Watching Shepherd's Delight
It's a dog's life Ahu Ko Te Riku Western Sky
Foggy Dawn 2 Athens at Night Painting with Light 2
Thomond Student Village Brenu Beach 23 Brenu Beach 24
Night Sky Anamabo Beach Resort Doolin Harbour
Courthouse Winter Lake Bar Code
Doolin Harbour Trim Castle 17
Freezing Fog 3 Acropolis Blackthorn Bush
Mutton Island Georges Quay Lion Down
Galway Bay Atlantic Sunset Atlantic Rain Storm
Cape Sounios Doughmore Dusk Hunt Museum
On the edge Matt the Miller Highway Art
White Christmas 3 Kiya-machi Dori 2 Last Rays 2
Carnaby Street Rising Tide Spring Evening
Tallest Christmas Tree Pig Temple Foggy Christmas Eve
Winter Solstice Sunrise Golden Hour Black Head Lighthouse
Shannon Rowing Club River Suir Desmond Castle
Seagull Blizzard Evening Light Red Island
Christmas Eve 2 Freezing Fog 2 Sarsfield Bridge
Floating Christmas Tree Window Palaio Faliro 2
Altiplano Village Sarsfield Bridge 2 Palaio Faliro
Christmas Decorations Astronaut Santa Black Bridge 3
Sarsfield Bridge Winter Solstice Sunrise 2 Winter Evening 2
Alien Invasion Freezing Fog Irish Sea
Sarsfield Street Moonlight Riverfront Heron Descending
Mapuche Parade Carnival Atmosphere Mutton Island
Midnight Express Skerries Harbour River Front
Piraeus Sunset Piraeus Harbour Ballynahinch By
t4%2f33%2f836333%2f4%2f137168796.rSIXqGPs.jpg Ballynahinch By Winter Shadows
t4%2f33%2f836333%2f4%2f135174311.RwY8wtYa.jpg Andes Solstice Sunset Mackerel Sky
Black Bridge Via san Matteo Skerries Harbour
Asahi Beer Lanterns Black Bridge 3 King John's Castle
Ahu Ko Te Riku Doughmore Beach Rising Tide lifts all Boats
Doughmore Beach Last Rays t4%2f33%2f836333%2f4%2f138428784.RBovfTJK.jpg
Mudflat Rivulets 3 Allihies in Wonderland Limerick Court House
Foggy Evening Sarsfield Bridge Volterra Evening
Doolin Sunset One Eye - Sarsfield Bridge Ahu Ko Te Riku
Window of Opportunity? Homemade Ice Cream Under the Walls of Lucca
Plassey Ringed Plover in Silhouette 2 Ringed Plover in Silhouette
Atlantic Waves Black Bridge - River Shannon Doonbeg Castle (16th c.)
Plaza de Armas Winter Evening Evening Stroll
High Tide Doughmore Beach - after Sunset Evening Light
Doughmore Beach Doughmore Beach - Sunset Shannon Reflections
Autumn Evening Playing Chicken Wintery Evening
Golden Hour Shetland Sheepdog Flooded Riverbank
Dumper Truck Farrihy Bay Ripples
Wild Dogs Hunting at night Mutton Island La Boca
Plassey Evening Plassey Evening 2 Doughmore Beach
Night Fishing Dursey Island The Bull, the Cow and the Calf.
Mapuche Festival You can lead a horse to water ... Salmon Fishing
Limerick Riverfest 2012 Limerick Riverfest 2012 Yellow Steeple
Little Samphire Lighthouse Blennerville Windmill Falling Tide - Curragower Falls
Sarsfield Bridge Thomond Bridge & King John's Castle Ross Castle at Dawn
Torc Waterfall 3 Clew Bay Sunset Acting Up
Sunset Ballet Brenu Beach Evining Run
Lake Bosomtwe Cape-Coast Beach Struggle: Clouds vs. Sun
Dancing at Lughnasa Sleeping Giant Tropical Downpour
Blue Hour Kinvara Sunset Dunguaire Castle
Last Rays Clew Bay Galway Bay
All Washed Up Ocean Spray Last Rays
Winter Sunset River Shannon Creegh River meets the Sea
Riverfest 2012 Tower Bridge at Night Millenium Bridge
Old Pier Dordle Door Pre-Dawn Blue-Hour
Jurassic Coast - Ballard Downs Dordle Door Tower Bridge
Corfe Castle pre-dawn Moonlight Fishing Old Pier in Moonlight
Tower Bridge 2 Millenium Bridge 2 Tower Bridge 3
Seafront New Pier Kimmeridge Bay
Jurassic Coast Tower Bridge 4 Mutton Island
Atlantic Coast Doolin Harbour 2 Spanish Point
Angling Cots Bartolome Sunset Shannon Sunset
High Tide Christmas Lights Jim Stones - Black Bridge
Shannon Sunset Atlantic Storm Black Bridge
Sunset Dip M50 Motorway Crash Scene: 19-Feb-2013 @ 21:00 Entre Chien et Loup
Red Sky at Night High-Tide Coaching Red Sky at Night - Shepherd's Delight
Sunset Reflections Last Rays Carrigogunnell Castle
Sunset Manoeuvres Lough Derg Restless Ocean
Snow Clouds over Crab Island Limerick Skyline Last Light
Restless Ocean Martello Sunset 3 Falling Tide
Plassey Sunset Reflections at Dusk High Tide Reflections
Crab Island Sunset Ballydonegan Bay Ballydonegan Bay
Copper Coast Shannon Sunset Blue Hour Dreaming
Ink Blot Evening Ripples Easter Waves
Turbulent Sky Marine Rescue Thomondgate
Peaceful Atlantic Crab Island at Dusk Amboise Bridge at Dusk
Fishing Boats at Anchor Pont Jacques Gabriel Bunratty Castle
Dreamtime Dreamtime 2 Galway Bay
Summer Evening Red Sky at Night Riddle of the Sands?
Avenging Angel Bunratty Castle Bunratty Castle
Trim Skyline Oystercatcher Sunset  'Light in the North'
Loch Lochy Son et Lumiere 2 Trá an Dóilín
Desmond Castle Midnight Sunset - Greenland Sea Blasket Sunset
Blasket Islands Atlantic Coast Beach Resort
Blasket Islands Sunset Manoeuvres Uig Pier at Midnight
Nairn Marina Uig Pier at Dusk Merry Christmas to all my friends at PBase
Contentment Winter Sunset Happy New Year .. to all my PBase friends
20:14 New Year Celebrations Swan Song Dancing Polar-Bear
Blue Hour 2014 Celebrations Playing with Fire
Last Light Midnight Sky Pyrotechnics
Midnight at the Oasis Okavango Sunset New Year's Eve Celebration
Elmina Bay Fishing Village by the Sea Crab Island Sunset
Savute Sunset Savute Sunset Mid-Summer Sunset
Savute Sunset Route 939 – Summer Only Greenland Sea - Midnight Sunset
Riverfest Fireworks Riverfest Fireworks Riverfest 2014
St Michael's Mount Jurassic Coast - Sunset Lover Birds at Dusk
Magdalen Chapel St. Michael's Mount Sheldonian Theatre
Causeway King John's Castle 75th Anniversary Celebrations
Wingwalkers Pyrotechnics 3 Submerged Tree Root
Island Park Reservoir