When the moon isn’t visible or is obscured by weather, the only way to illuminate something at night is by artificial light.
Until modern times, the that was done by candle or by torch. Today we have any number of lighting options that can turn night into day.
I find it quite revealing to examine something in the absence of daylight.
This southern California passageway takes on a different look and feel at night. The detail of the brickwork, the sheen of the painted surfaces and the natural erosion of the materials come together in what seems like an alternative universe.
Maybe the most remarkable thing about this photograph is how competently a mobile phone can capture the scene.
About the author: I am Stephen Kennedy, an experienced photographer with more than 2500 completed sessions in all 50 US states.