Long Exposure Photography at Blue Hour, a.k.a. “Last Lights” of the Day, by Joey J πŸ“Έ


What I am Doing Now (9 December 2022)

In the whole of last week, I was in Fukuoka, Japan with my family. It’s where I’m originally from, and my first visit since 2019 (obviously due to COVID).

It was getting into winter, so a little too cold to me (about 20 degrees lower than Singapore). To be honest, hard to describe my feeling being in Japan. πŸ˜… Surely felt a strong sense of nostalgia, as I’ve spent half of my life there, but at the same time I know I don’t really belong there. Growing up, I was a bit like a social outcast, and I still feel like a loser whenever I’m back there although I’ve managed to build a relatively decent life in Singapore. πŸ˜…

On the photography front, I got a few clear evenings to go and shoot cityscapes. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to capture anything particularly good, but still enjoyed being in the place, in the moment. In fact, it was my first time in three years shooting cityscapes outside Singapore. I had long waited for this occasion to come, so I was just happy being there, feeling the warmth of golden hour light in the chilly winter wind. πŸ˜€

Sipping Tully’s coffee (my favourite πŸ˜€) and waiting for blue hour in the cold.

Updated on 9 December 2022 from Singapore.


About MeAbout the Author: LASTLIGHTS.NET is a passion project of Joey J, a Singapore-based Japanese photographer primarily shooting cityscape photography with long exposure at blue hour. Visit his Home Gallery (30 most favourite photos taken) or download his free eBook, Getting Started with Long Exposure Photography.


December 11, 2022 | Permalink

It’s always good to visit home and I think sometimes living somewhere else we can just feel different due to starting fresh and it being a new environment!

    December 11, 2022 | Permalink

    Yes, that’s true! After retiring, we’re hoping to live in Japan for 3 months per year. It’ll be fun if we choose different cities every year. πŸ˜€

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