Serenata Nocturna (Music of the Night) By Harvey Abernathey - There is a certain musical magic that happens when photographing at night! As the late evening turns into the stillness of the early morning hours, the sounds of the night are more enhanced, our eyes becoming less stimulated, since we don’t see as well at night. This is the point where the camera exceeds the ability of our eyes and captures the magic of the night. I spend considerable time, sometime alone, waiting for my camera to capture the subtleties of light during the long exposures...at times leaving the camera in one position for hours to catch the movement of the stars across the sky. It is a great time to sit and listen to the sounds of the night, with a symphony of movements that occur when the winds rustle the trees, and the creatures of the night are chattering amongst themselves and to each other. I bring these magical moments to life for others to enjoy!
Harvey is a fine art photographer sharing his life's experiences through capturing moments of time…sharing those moments with others, allowing them to take their own journey when viewing his images. He especially enjoys capturing the “Magic of the Night”, exploring the subtleties of light by taking long exposures…creating images beyond the visual perception of the eye. The studio for Harvey’s business “Night & Day Photos” is located in Novato, CA, where he spends his time producing the images to share, including training in capturing images after dark. Note, other sizes are available for images in gallery.