PJD mentioned in an earlier post the goodness of night photography – there is something satisfying about capturing night lights in a quality way, don’t you agree? Even if I do wonder about the somewhat irresponsible public use of all that electricity and its environmental impacts (for now though I will save those concerns for another post, but it is interesting to note that the Netherlands is in fact at the forefront of experimenting with so-called “intelligent streetlighting” focussed on energy efficiency). As they are on, I will admit that I do enjoy them, and I guess we are lucky to have the chance to capture these images a hop, skip and a jump away from our front door…
Above: Molen de Valk, meaning “The Falcon Mill” is the windmill that graces the canal closest to our house. It dates from 1743 and has seven floors inside.
Above: There’s plenty of luminosity to be enjoyed on the Apothekersdijk, Leiden.
Both of the above images taken by me in Leiden, the Netherlands, 2012.