Light the Way

Tonight I experimented with Night Mode on Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra, but the Featured Image isn’t it. That’s because the functionality is too good. My intent was to capture true ambiance of the moment, rather than more illuminated render. Hence, the standard shot.

The view looks North on Alabama towards Monroe and also Mission, in San Diego neighborhood University Heights. Solar-powered lamps light the way. Vitals: f/1.7, ISO 3200, 1/17 sec, 23 mm (film equivalent); 8:37 p.m. PDT. Composed as taken.

The second shot looks out our open bathroom window. The view through the screen renders like a painting. Glass on the other window is frosted, and the splotch on it isn’t dirt but reflection/shadow of another palm tree beyond. Vitals: f/1.7, ISO 1600, 1/15 sec, 23mm (film equivalent); 9:04 p.m.