Living in New York City, the beauty of the night sky seems to be entirely replaced by a dull glow emitted by the signs of Times Square and all the other sources of light pollution. That’s what makes it all the more spectacular when you get out of the city and witness a sky filled with thousands of stars. It is this theme that inspired NightVisions, a photography exhibit in Flagstaff, Arizona, focusing on views of the galaxy taken from earth. CALA instructor Kay Kenny is one of the many talented photographers featured in the exhibit. You can see her photo at the top of this article.
Flagstaff is the first International Dark Skies City, having established itself as such in 1958, which means measures have been taken to ensure that the effects of light pollution are reduced as much as possible. New York City might seem like the exact opposite of that. Still, the city has its own kind of beauty as the night falls. To celebrate this, Kay Kenny is teaching a course this fall along with Lynn Saville called New York at Twilight: A Two-Day Photography Workshop. The course will teach techniques on how to capture the lights and colors of the city as the sun starts to disappear. The results will certainly be different than those exhibited in Flagstaff right now, but it will show the extremes of the world at night, each beautiful in their own way.