A little late getting to the my shoot of the day so thought I’d take advantage of the wet pavement to do some long exposure night photography on 5th Street in downtown Courtenay. Tried a couple of different angles to get the best light trails, shooting up towards the lights of downtown seemed to be the best way to got tonight.
Something about the shorter fall days and wet pavement that follows autumn rains that brings the feral carts out at night, maybe it’s the easy rolling and cooler weather. They still run into problems when they encounter a curb, silly things.
I’m starting to like the mudflats out in the Courtenay estuary, they’re a little bit messy with odd rocks but there are some old pieces of drift logs with plenty of character. And at a low tide, the wet mud picks up the colour in the sky. Tonight, all the action was behind me toward town and I was hoping that the clouds to the east would get some of that western red - there was a touch a little later on but not enough. Shooting toward Courtenay it’s difficult to get a pleasing horizon line from the mudflats.
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