Manfrotto Into the Night Competion

We love these amazing photo’s submitted for this 500px.com quest “Into The Night”.

The brief was to impress with the best images depicting that magical time between dusk and dawn. Whether photographing stars in the night sky or car lights on the highway, think of creative ways of capturing light in dark. Demonstrate night photography skills and explore use of long exposure and light painting. Be original and creative—make sure it stands out from all the other night photos out there!

 

Fairy Path by James Mills on 500px

First Place: James Mills – Fairy Path

“Fairy Path” was taken near where I live on Stanton Moor in the Peak District. It is a special place full of Bronze age monuments, and this path leads to a Stone Circle. I decided to walk down the path into the trees using a torch/flashlight to light up the path in a 30 second exposure. The idea was to draw the viewer into the scene with a little bit of magic.

 

trollstigen by Christoph Schaarschmidt on 500px

Second Place: Christoph Schaarschmidt – trollstigen

I took this photo in the summer of 2014 at the Trollstigen Road in Norway. Standing there in the fog, I was waiting for the view to become clear. And then it happened—the fog disappeared and though it was 1 a.m. already, one car came slowly up the steep serpentines.

 

Athabasca Ice Cave by Rogier Gruys on 500px

Third Place:  Rogier Gruys – Athabasca Ice Cave

The photos was taken at the toe of the Athabasca Glacier in Jasper National Park, where I live. When my friend, renowned Banff photographer Paul Zizka, asked me if I wanted to join him and a few friends for some night shooting at the cave which had just formed, I jumped at the opportunity. Conditions were perfect, with even some northern lights filling the sky. While Paul was taking photos from inside the cave, I snapped this shot of one of our friends at the entrance.

See all of the competition entries here: https://500px.com/quests/143/into-the-night