Photography: Darkness & light IMG_9778Sunset at ALMA basecampALMA, the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array, is an astronomical telescope consisting of 66 individual antennas located at 5000 meters altitude on the Chajnantor Plateau in northern Chile. This photo was taken at the basecamp (2900 meters altitude), from where a team of astronomers and engineers operates ALMA every night. www.almaobservatory.orgFirefly trailsFireflies! This picture, taken from our deck, is a combination of 11 separate shots with a total exposure time of 94 seconds. (Canon 70D, 400mm, f/16, ISO 800 in Ann Arbor, Michigan.)4th of July Fireworks in Ann ArborIndependence Day fireworks seen through some trees in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Captured with a 400mm lens on a Canon 70D. ISO 200, 4 sec exposure, f/5.6.Niagara Falls at nightThe American Falls and Bridal Veil Falls at night, seen from the Canadian side. 5s, f/4.8, ISO 200Canada GooseMarch 19, 2011 in Gallup Park, Ann Arbor, Michigan. Dutch: grote Canadese gans; scientific: Branta canadensis.Matterhorn above ZermattThe Matterhorn, illuminated by a nearly full moon, towers over the village of Zermatt in the Swiss Alps. 30s, f/3.5, ISO 400 on a Nikon D60 with 18-55mm lensTexas State Capitol1.6s, f/3.5, ISO 100University College CorkThe Long Hall and Clock Tower of the Tudor gothic quadrangle of University College Cork. 2.5s, f/4.5, ISO 200Hong Kong at NightA night view of the famous skyline of Hong Kong Island. 1.6s, f/5.6, ISO 50Fireworks in LeidenEvery year on October 3, the city of Leiden in the Netherlands celebrates the relief from the Spanish occupation of 1573-74. The celebrations include a fireworks show at the eastern edge of downtown. 1.6s, f/8.0, ISO 50Fireworks in LeidenEvery year on October 3, the city of Leiden in the Netherlands celebrates the relief from the Spanish occupation of 1573-74. The celebrations include a fireworks show at the eastern edge of downtown. 10s, f/8.0, ISO 50Louvre, Paris, France1.0s, f/2.8, ISO 50Leiden, the NetherlandsA two-masted sailboat in the Singel canal in Leiden, captured under a full moon on the night of a lunar eclipse. 15s, f/2.8, ISO 50Cathedral of Saint Mary of GironaEvening walk through downtown Girona: the Cathedral of Saint Mary of Girona (Catedral de Santa Maria de Girona) seen from the Pont de Sant Agustí bridge. 3.2s, f/8.0, ISO 50 on a Canon PowerShot S60Great Belt sunsetJuly 4, 2004. Sunset across Denmark's Great Belt (Storebælt) as seen from the ferry from Kiel, Germany to Gothenburg, Sweden. Silhouetted along the horizon is the island of Langeland.