Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home

Show Printable Version Search this Thread
#301 "Night Lights"
Posted By: elpolodiablo, 10-07-2014, 03:19 AM

Thanks sealonsf for selecting me as the winner for last week's challenge, for this week we will be looking into the light that break the bleakness of the night, AKA "Night Light"

Criteria is that it must be at night, any shot that has the sun or part of the sun is NOT allowed, twilight is fine though, main light source can be natural or artificial, so moonlight, star light, star trail, firefly or anything that shines at night is fine, city lights, car lights or bonfire or fireworks, light painting are all welcome! There must be other light source that I haven't thought of, so surprise me! Besides, with lunar eclipse coming tomorrow we should be seeing tons of red moon too!

A few shots to give you some ideas

That's what I got, feel free to interpret the theme the way you see fit.

The fine print:

The Challenge will run until midnight next Monday, 13/10/2014, whichever time zone you are in.

Every week, a new theme is picked and judged by the winner of the previous week.

1. Post ONE photo (max 1024x1024).
2. The photo must portray an interpretation of the theme.
3. Post your single picture in this thread and explain what motivated you to take the picture and/or how you feel it represents the weekly theme (especially if it's not obvious).
4. The challenge is interactive. Any response is welcome.
5. The judge will pick the WINNERS and choose one of them to be the judge for the next week.
6. This challenge runs for 7 days plus an additional day for the judge to choose the winners.
7. Any Pentax (or Samsung DSLR) camera can be used.
8. Pictures can be from any time frame, not just within the week of the current theme.
9. In case the winner of a challenge is unable to become the judge for the next challenge, they will PM the #2 winner for that person to be the judge.

Last edited by elpolodiablo; 10-10-2014 at 07:48 AM.
Views: 6,367
10-09-2014, 01:50 PM - 2 Likes   #16
Veteran Member

Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Germany
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 925
Difficult choice - taken in Hannover (the original one in Germany) 4 1/2 years ago.

Snow and Lighting

There were more (and many more not on the list):
Runner-Up 1
Runner-Up 2
Runner-Up 3
Runner-Up 4


10-09-2014, 02:11 PM - 2 Likes   #17
sealonsf's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: San Francisco
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 2,696
Night in Granada

10-09-2014, 02:40 PM - 1 Like   #18
Veteran Member
Kendigitize's Avatar

Join Date: Apr 2013
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 324
The Persieds from Aug

10-09-2014, 03:59 PM - 2 Likes   #19
New Member

Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Seattle
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 9

Downtown Seattle in early September. K3 iso100 f19 30sec exposure

Last edited by spikey_korean; 10-09-2014 at 04:08 PM.
10-09-2014, 04:18 PM   #20
Junior Member
MacLo's Avatar

Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 33
Hot Dog in the dark night
sandwiches and darkness
10-09-2014, 04:39 PM   #21
sealonsf's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: San Francisco
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 2,696
Wow. Just have to say there are some great photos here!
10-09-2014, 05:29 PM   #22
Caver's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Hungary (ex-pat from Transylvania, Romania)
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 531
Misty night

Taken in one of those grey, slimy and misty evenings we had around here last December...

10-09-2014, 06:28 PM   #23
arnold's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Queensland
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 3,781

Pentax MX M50/1.7 Kodachrome

10-09-2014, 06:37 PM   #24
Site Supporter
Site Supporter
jmschrei's Avatar

Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Calgary, AB
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 4,515
I have never been patient enough for night shots but Arnold, I think I have been in the situation you captured more than once!
10-09-2014, 07:01 PM   #25
New Member

Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 6
This a church clock tower in my home town.
Attached Images
View Picture EXIF
PENTAX K-3  Photo 
10-09-2014, 07:48 PM - 2 Likes   #26
Site Supporter
Site Supporter
AlexM's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Prescott Valley, AZ
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 164
Walt Disney Music Hall

We were out shooting some night shots in downtown Los Angeles and decided to shoot the exterior of the Walt Disney Concert Hall.... I applied a little painterly effect to it and this is the result...
Attached Images
10-09-2014, 08:47 PM - 3 Likes   #27
Veteran Member

Join Date: Jan 2012
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 604
Brisbane City

10-10-2014, 12:18 AM   #28

Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Sydney, Australia
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 1,637
Original Poster
Really stellar entries so far, keep them coming guys!

Just for giggles, here's the blood moon from the other night Down Under. Come on, Show me yours!

Last edited by elpolodiablo; 10-10-2014 at 01:35 AM.
10-10-2014, 01:20 AM   #29
Junior Member

Join Date: Jul 2013
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 31

Two of my recent night shots

Edit: just realized I can upload only one photo.. So please ignore the first one(with stars). Thx.
Attached Images
View Picture EXIF
PENTAX K-5 II s  Photo 
View Picture EXIF
PENTAX K-5 II s  Photo 

Last edited by MichalW; 10-10-2014 at 01:34 AM.
10-10-2014, 01:28 AM   #30

Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 472
QuoteOriginally posted by Han Quote
Putrajaya, Malaysia Breathtaking View at Night !
no saw picture...

  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
challenge, color, elpolodiablo, flickr, front, judge, life, light, night, photo, space, theme, time, title, torch, week, winner
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Optical differences between Pentax "K", "M", and "A" lenses 6BQ5 Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 31 01-10-2014 01:02 PM
Don't say Pentax "Q" in French ... "Q" = "cul" = "A--" Jean Poitiers Pentax Q 52 11-10-2013 06:25 AM
Machinery More "cruze night" shots charliezap Post Your Photos! 9 11-07-2012 03:26 PM
"Grow bulbs" as photo lights. GibbyTheMole Flashes, Lighting, and Studio 3 06-22-2012 07:44 AM
Wanted: photoshop tutorial on "catch lights" slip Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 7 02-25-2007 04:22 PM

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 07:14 AM. | See also:, part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]