Night-time Photography

Had a stab at some long-exposure shots the other night when standing over a motorway bridge. I had it all planned in my head where I would go and stand – the bridge on St. Johns Road over the M27.

Unfortunately, three things spoilt the evening’s work:

  1. I forgot that the M27 is particularly well-lit at that point, hence I couldn’t really get the desired strong trails of light compared to the surroundings
  2. The edge fencing is a wire mesh up to eye-level on the North-West side of the bridge, which meant I could only look in one direction, thus limiting opportunities
  3. There were overnight works on the motorway, with slow-moving maintenance vehicles and large floodlights limiting even further where I could view from

Maybe next time I will plan a bit better, but here’s what I got for starters: