Watching The Night Envelope Geneva

Reflections, Lake Geneva

Watching day turn to night around Lake Geneva is such a wonderful experience. Soon after the sun has set behind the Jura mountain range the buildings spring to life and the town shows its true colours. I don’t think there’s a much better spot to observe the beautiful transition than this one looking out towards the Jet d’Eau.

I really wanted to capture a sense of the night enveloping the town, so I spent about 2 hours with my tripod just watching the light change. Too early and the reflection would be too weak, too late and the day’s light would have passed. Of the many shots I took this was the most balanced.

Over the course of the evening I experimented with a variety of settings in Manual mode so that I could control both the aperture and shutter speed. Getting an exposure that was both long enough to blur the water and not too long to blow out the highlights of the buildings was an interesting challenge!

2 thoughts on “Watching The Night Envelope Geneva

    1. Ben Post author

      I still have a great deal to learn about dusk/night photography and long exposures, but it’s great fun! And I particularly like that at night you never have to feel like you are chasing the light. It brings a level of calmness to the photographic process that I feel is sometimes missing during the daylight hours. Thanks for stopping by 🙂

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