Sailing to the British Virgin Islands in the Caribbean 1500

Portsmouth and Tidewater Marina (continued)

Evening Pictures

One of the really nice times to take photographs is at dusk, when everybody turns on their lights but there's still enough light from the sky to faintly illuminate buildings and scenery. This lets you capture the combined effects of a daytime and nighttime photograph, although you have to take a time exposure and use a tripod. Once it's fully dark, it's much harder to take a good photograph of the whole scene—you either get grossly underexposed shadows or grossly overexposed highlights, depending on your exposure setting.





A dash of moonlight helped both the mood and the illumination levels. Click on the picture to see a bigger version; use your browser's "back" command to return here.  

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