photographs of landscapes and figures around dusk
--digital photography online--

These digital photographs were taken with a
Sony FD73 and Sony CD100 and a Casio QV-770 digital camera

by Rick Doble

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Heavenly shades of night are falling ...
When purple-colored curtains mark the end of day...
Deepening shadows gather splendor as day is done...
Fingers of night will soon surrender the setting sun...

(From Twilight Time by the Platters)

Twilight has such magical qualities I wanted to see if it could actually be photographed. As a photographer I know that beauty I see cannot always be recorded on film.

Twilight presents special problems such as low light and low color saturation. I tested the absolute limit of digital photography with the darkest of these images. While I needed to enhance most photographs with software because of the low light conditions, I did not do a lot of correcting except in the case of the last several photographs of lights at night. These provided such intricate patterns I wanted to bring out as much as I could. In any case, the background patterns you see are what are naturally recorded on digital "film" only enhanced.

Dictionary Definition (American Heritage Dictionary):
twi·light (twº“lºt”) n.
1.a. The diffused light from the sky during the early evening or early morning when the sun is below the horizon and its light is refracted by the earth's atmosphere.
b. The time of the day when the sun is just below the horizon, especially the period between sunset and dark.
2. Dim or diffused illumination.
3. A period or condition of decline following growth, glory, or success.
4. A state of ambiguity or obscurity. --attributive. Often used to modify another noun.

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Twilight Time - digital photographs by Rick Doble.
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