Category Archives: Nighttime Photography

Porte Kent, 1878 | Les Lumières de Vieux Québec

Porte Kent, Québec

Prince Albert, Saskatchewan | In search of the Northern Lights

An old tractor beaming under a moving display of Northern Lights and frozen in time. This photograph was taken at 03:07 a.m. along Canam Highway 2 in Northern Saskatchewan, on the outskirts of Prince Albert, with a Canon EF 70-200mm usm lens at 145mm and an aperture of f/2.8.

How the Northern Lights can create a Tractor Beam Effect

Prince Albert, Saskatchewan | In search of the Northern Lights

Enjoying the northern lights and a bevy of stars on the outskirts of Prince Albert — the thrid largest city in Saskatchewan. To my distant left the howl of a wolf dials up the volume of a spectacular moment while a low hanging crescent moon gently shines over my right shoulder to light up the foreground of a farmer’s field.  And with all that my camera and I felt perfect alignment. This image was taken with a Canon EF 11-24mm usm lens at 11mm and an f/10 aperture.

Northern Lights in Northern Saskatchewan

MMXVII | Canada 150, The Tower of Victory and Peace

On New Year’s Eve my wife and I took a moment at 20:17 in Ottawa to enjoy the Tower of Victory and Peace at Canada’s Parliament, and reflect upon Canada’s 150th year ahead.   With snow falling, fireworks ascending, and the national anthem in play, O Canada, then and there we saw how in deed we are the True North strong and free…Des plus brillants exploits.   #Canada150

Ottawa, 20:17:   Canada @ 150th

 

The Pas, Manitoba | In search of the northern lights!

I love being Canadian, and the sheer beauty of our great land and northern skies!  On this mighty fine night I ventured along Manitoba’s Provincial Truck Highway 10 near The Pas in a muscular Dodge Charger in search of the northern lights (a.k.a. Aurora borealis).    The following three photos were taken around 2 o’clock in the morning (Central Daylight Time) under crystal clear skies, and an ambient temperature hovering around -29.2 °C that bit with a 13km/h wind and a wind chill of -40°C.   Although I didn’t have a chance to see the northern lights electrify the skies on this night, I did have a chance to enjoy the full glory of the stars and feel my every breath in doing so!  Our planet spins so fast, but I take comfort in knowing we always have the power to freeze the motion with a quick pic.

 

The Pas, Manitoba — Standing next to my rented Dodge Charger on Provincial Truck Highway 10

Canon EF 11-24mm f/4 USM Example | Niagara Falls SkyWheel

Visiting the Niagara Falls SkyWheel late at night, and having fun with my new Canon EF 11-24mm: an ultra-wide camera lens that is perfect for photographing Ferris Wheels and other fun stuff that moves in a circular manner! Photography tip: Using any ultra-wide camera lens can be a pretty tough affair, as they can capture a lot of ground (and possibly your shadow and feet). Yet, don’t be shy in trying to get as close to your subject as possible while you attempt to “fill the frame” to your liking.

Niagara Falls Skywheel at Night | Canon EF 11-24mm f/4 USM

Niagara Falls Skywheel at Night | Canon EF 11-24mm f/4 USM

 

Niagara Falls Skywheel at Night with Boston Pizza and Bowling

Niagara Falls Skywheel at Night with Boston Pizza and Bowling

Canadian Tulip Festival | Fireworks at Dow’s Lake

The National Capital Commission launching a final Pow Wow flower power show of fireworks for the season…Totally spectacular!   I love photographing fireworks, and if you would like to learn how I do it, then drop me a line and I’d be happy to offer you a lesson.   All pictures on Jeffrey Meyer’s Blog are available for sale if you’d like to have your very own!

 

Canadian Tulip Festival Fireworks at Dow's Lake

Canadian Tulip Festival Fireworks at Dow’s Lake

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Tulip Festival 2014 | Fireworks at Dow’s Lake

Firework pow, wow, and dazzle over thousands of tulips and spectators

Fireworks pow and wow over spectators and thousands of tulips

Tulip Festival 2014 | Fireworks at Dow’s Lake

Tulip Festival 2014 | Fireworks at Dow's Lake

Fireworks pow and wow over spectators and thousands of tulips

Tulip Festival 2014 | Fireworks at Dow’s Lake

Tulip Festival 2014 | Fireworks at Dow's Lake

Fireworks pow and wow over spectators and thousands of tulips

Ottawa | Chinatown Royal Arch

Ottawa Chinatown Royal Arch, Photographed at Night

Featured here is a nighttime photo of the Ottawa Chinatown Royal Arch — the very first thing I photographed with my brand new, ultra amazing, Canon TS-E 24mm II Tilt-Shift lens! And boy, oh boy, this full resolution image is just so tack sharp it makes me want to laugh out loud as my photography enters a whole new level of refinement! Full camera lens review coming soon.

Buildings of America | Epcot Spaceship Earth lit up at night

Epcot Spaceship Earth, Nighttime Lights

New Year’s Eve 2013 | Fireworks over Cinderella Castle, Magic Kingdom Park

New Year’s Eve 2013, Fireworks show over Cinderella’s Castle, Magic Kingdom Park

New Year’s Eve 2013, Fireworks show over Cinderella’s Castle, Magic Kingdom Park

New Year’s Eve 2013, Fireworks show over Cinderella’s Castle, Magic Kingdom Park

New Year’s Eve 2013, Fireworks show over Cinderella’s Castle, Magic Kingdom Park

New Year’s Eve 2013, Fireworks show over Cinderella’s Castle, Magic Kingdom Park

New Year’s Eve 2013, Fireworks show over Cinderella’s Castle, Magic Kingdom Park

New Year’s Eve 2013, Fireworks show over Cinderella’s Castle, Magic Kingdom Park


Two words: WOW and POW!

Holy Smokes, Mickey and crew came through on New Year’s Eve 2013 with simply the most powerful, awe inspiring, bang, bang fireworks show that I have ever seen. Not just one, but two ultra massive firework shows lit the night sky up on December 31, 2013…and the event just totally gun boat Ottawa’s Canada Day Fireworks shows right out of the water…LOL…when I look at these photos I almost feel like crying from the electric energy and excitement flowing through the tens of thousands of people enjoying a sound and light show gone wild in the night…

Business Marketing Photography | Bijoux

Bijoux Lounge, Ottawa

An evening picture taken from inside Ottawa’s newest upscale lounge – Bijoux. If your business needs some amazing pictures for marketing purposes, then give Jeff a call.

Business Marketing Photography | Bijoux

Bijoux

An evening picture taken from inside Ottawa’s newest upscale lounge – Bijoux.   Featured in this picture is one of my favorite signature trademarks – radial starbursts. If your business needs some amazing pictures for marketing purposes, then give Jeff a call.

Ottawa Photographer | Park Bench Romance under a Lamp Post

Can you imagine sitting here with your significant other for a picture?

I love the emotion and technical challenge of taking pictures at night! If you would like some romantic pictures taken with your significant other under the moon light, or a lamp post, then give Jeffrey a call.

Ottawa Photographer | Classic Cars

Lamborghini

High performance camera meets high performance car: Stop and go photography with my new Canon EOS 1Dx

Ottawa Photographer | Pont de la Brasserie

Pont de la Brasserie, Gatineau, Québéc

Ottawa Photographer | Classic Cars

A 1975 Corvette Stingray featured with a HDR Photography Effect

Last night I joined up with my good friend and fellow photographer – Fernando Matias – to find some photography inspiration in downtown Ottawa. Along the way we came across a beautifully sculpted Corvette Stingray that was proudly parked at the corner of Kent and Albert. Painted in candy apple red, and sporting some slick Hercules H/P 4000 tires, it was glaringly clear to me and Fernando that this classic convertible was still — and deservedly so — being loved and enjoyed some 37 years after it was produced in 1975.

I like photographing iconic cars and all of their character – from muscular and sporty dispositions to those built with soft lines for leisurely pursuits. If you own a classic car, and would love to be photographed in it, then give Jeffrey Meyer a call to set something up. Whether it’s parked in an interesting spot, or rolling in motion with you behind the steering wheel, Jeffrey can help you gear up your devotion for cars with some professional photographs. The picture you see here was given some extra dramatic effect by my taking a series of similarly framed pictures at different exposures to form a High Dynamic Range (HDR) photograph. I also added one of my favourite photography effects into the mix – light star bursts – by using a 9-blade aperture camera lens.

Ottawa Nature Photographer | Lunar Photography

Nature Photography by Jeffrey Meyer – Supermoon

A picture of “super” moon from the Gatineau Hill’s using a 400mm camera lens and a cropped down 22 megabit picture file.

Ottawa Nature Photographer | Supermoon, May 5, 2012

Nature Photography by Jeffrey Meyer – Supermoon

Ottawa Nature Photographer | Supermoon Fun

Nature Photography by Jeffrey Meyer – Man in the Moon

When I photographed the moon on this fine evening it smiled back down at me…LOL…what a super great moment for some photography fun!

Photography tip: This picture is called a “composite photograph” which means it was artificially created by combining elements from other pictures, or in this case, the same picture divided up into crescent moons and reconfigured! With digital photography, and a bit of Photoshop CS5 knowhow, anything is possible, so go ahead, have some fun!

Ottawa Travel Photographer | Highway 401 at Night, Toronto, Ontario

Highway 401 photo at night

Highway 401 in Toronto, Ontario, is one of the busiest and widest highways in the world. This picture was taken around 11 o’clock at night using a slow shutter speed and available light. Would you like a copy of this picture for your living room wall? Give Jeff a call to purchase a print!

Ottawa Travel Photographer | Aircraft deicing fluid, Airbus A330

An Airbus A330 being deiced

My first time observing the wings of a plane getting de-iced….I loved the moment, but after missing three connecting flights from the delay, and experiencing the same process at three different airports in a single trip, my camera eventually stopped coming out for these moments…LOL It’s good to laugh, and to recognize the extra wait was for the better good…

Ottawa Travel Photographer | St. Petersburg, Russia

St. Petersburg, Russia

Just a walk in the park with some amazing architecture all lit up! In fact, just about every building in St. Petersburg was lit up. I can only imagine the power bill…but no self respecting photographer would ever complain about it! LOL