Day's End

My evenings have been tied up lately with one thing or another so I haven't shot during my favorite time of day in ages. I adjusted my sleep schedule for dawn shoots or snapped a few pictures in the middle of running errands and usually sighed a bit that I was missing the beautiful "golden hour" that used to be exclusively the time I would shoot during. However, the other day my evening was free and sped down to the river only to arrive a little too late. People were still launching there boats into the water, but the sun had dipped below the horizon and I was shooting long exposures in growing darkness. The mosquitoes were out in full force and I walked away with more than two dozen bug bites on my legs, but also these wonderfully grainy images and a compliment on my camera from a couple of girls out for an evening walk. Even though it ended up being darker than I had anticipated, it was lovely to just enjoy the fading day and watch houses light up on the opposite side of the river. To me it is the perfect way to end a day and I hope to have a few more evenings like this in the near future.

Outfit details:
Gryson trench coat



  1. I'm curious about how much you edit your photos, in terms of brightness/contrast/etc. Those of us who share your interest in photography would love it if you wrote a post about your editing process, I'm sure! Or maybe one already exists, and I need to find it in your archives. . . Time to go hunting :)

  2. magnificent pics... i love your haircut...

  3. @Sonya Mann, editing is minimal since I don't have photoshop. I feel like an editing post would be a waste because I do so little. Here's an unedited picture from this shoot for comparison: pic

  4. I love the haircut still. This dress is gorgeous as well.
    xx Abby | a geek tragedy

  5. ugh, you are just TOO wonderful. I love the moody quality that these pictures have, and I LOVE your camera too. Did you shoot anything with that while you were out? I tend to like to take pictures of myself taking pictures too, so I'm glad I'm not alone in that. You look gorgeous of course.

  6. I love the light in these photos! I'll admit - I'm a sucker for the golden hour too (though who isn't!) That's the one thing that really bugs me about working; I'm generally bussing home during the infamous GH. Here's to the days getting longer in the southern hemisphere! :)

    Also, don't know whether I've said it or not - though I've certainly been thinking it - your hair is amazing. Ah-ma-zing..!

    Lost in the Haze

  7. Beautiful!
    It will help me a lot if you can put your photo's ISO, shutter speed, focus length, aperture with your photos.

  8. @Victoria, sorry but those things change per picture, per day--even taking one set can require 4-5 different settings depending on how light shifts, body positioning, and so on. I don't write them all down, so I can't just list them in a post.
    For me figuring out settings is trial and error--take a shot, make an adjustment, take another shot, another adjustment and so on until you have the settings right. You learn best about photography through experimenting in this style and getting comfortable with your camera.

  9. I'm always amazed at how lovely your photograph are!-Really nice post :)


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