Late Night Long Exposure Photography Adventure

Recently I've started to catch the photography bug again.  So tonight I went out to play around with some long exposure shots.  I went downtown Oakville, near the water and tried to find some spots with minimal light.  I had some luck at the park, check out some of the shots I was able to snap.

15 Second Exposure

15 Second Exposure

This is probably the best of the 3, I really like the way the water came out in this shot.  It looks very smooth and has a matte finish almost.  I took this same shot at 10, 20 and 30 second exposures as well and I believe it came out best at 15 seconds.

20 Second Exposure

20 Second Exposure

This photo was taken close to midnight, but you wouldn't necessarily know that, and I guess thats kind of the point.  This shot is a bit brighter and that is mostly due to the fact there is more sources of light in the photo as well as I did 20 seconds of exposure for this shot.

30 Second Exposure

30 Second Exposure

This last shot is of the Toronto skyline, it is a bit blown out because I had to do such a long 30 second exposure to even be able to see anything. I still think it looks cool, and again I'm a fan of how smooth the water looks.  I think I will be going back to this spot on another more clear night with my 300 zoom lens and giving this another go.

All of these shots were taken on my Canon DSLR, using a tripod with a 18-55 lens.  I used a remote shutter button to take these shots to further reduce any possibility for motion or shake in the photos.