When The Sun Goes Down

When the sun goes down and you are left with very little natural light and the beginnings of moon-light, what do you do?

Hand holding a camera when it is dark out, can be difficult, even for someone with the steadiest hands.


When the sun goes down and I am walking without a tripod, I use my surroundings.

I was walking with family up the Point Pleasant, New Jersey boardwalk. When I reached the end and turned to my left, I noticed this beautiful scene. The sun had seconds left before it disappeared for the rest of the day. There was a hand rail in front of me, so for this photo I sat the camera on the rail and held on to the camera tight. There is still risk of shake when resting on something that is slippery, but I pulled it off.

Use your surroundings.

Gear: Leica M9, 50mm
Processing: Lightroom, FocalPoint

Thanks for reading and happy shooting,


New Jersey Photographer

Thank you for reading the Scott Wyden Imagery blog. I am a Manalapan, New Jersey Photographer sharing my passion for photography any way I can. I am also the Community & Blog Wrangler at Photocrati, teaching other photographers on how to increase business with their website.

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