Ailsa at wheresmyback posted her Travel theme for this week: Night.
I love night shots – and I’m not sure why I don’t take more of them. This photo was taken from one of the piers west of Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco, looking back at the city. The lit spire is Ghirardelli Square, and to its left a bit you may faintly make out the pale silhouette of Coit Tower.
There’s something peaceful and hypnotizing about nightscapes.
Aside from the man-made glows that light up our nights, nature contributes her share of “nightlights” as well.
I recently shared this one in my “Parks” post as well – it’s the glow of lava on steam at the Halema’uma’u Crater of Kiluaea on Hawaii. During the day, the steam appears mostly white. At night, it comes alive with color.
This was my iffy attempt to capture a haloed winter moon above the trees in our front yard last year. It reminded me of the poem The Highwayman, “The moon was a ghostly galleon tossed upon cloudy seas…”
No doubt about it, the night can be a magical time. To see Night posts by other bloggers, click here.