During total darkness, there is obviously no natural light available. These are perfect conditions to photograph trailing lights from cars, lit cityscapes, fireworks and light movement. The exposure will be very long and can lead to minutes
use a tripod to avoid camera shake
set the camera at f11 or f16 on aperture mode
cameras that don't have aperture mode, use pre-set modes; sunrise, sunset, night modes
This short article is a follow up from last week's article on the 'A walk around the Newbury Canal - part 1', all the below photographs have been taken with my mobile phone.
This is a close up photograph which has been edited on the mobile phone to increase the contrast.
This photograph was taken by the park, framed the shoot to have the buildings in the background with the swans in the foreground.
As I turned around, I saw the boat approaching, took this shot with the swan in the foreground leading all the way to the boat.
Under the bridge
The ripples in the water looked interesting with all the colours and the reflections.
A close up of the trees and part of the canal.
All the above photographs were taken on my mobile phone, each photograph was just enhanced slightly to bring up the colours or converted into a black & white photograph. These photographs have been watermarked in Lightroom.