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When I walk into the night with only my camera and a soundtrack, I walk alone in my own world. The night allows me to pause and think a lot better. It's the only time I can enter a state of trance that I could never achieve during daylight.

One of the reasons is the fact that one of these pictures usually is a long exposure which at this time, to get a good exposure, would take around from 10 to 30 seconds (this one took 30" at f11), and on top of that I also have to wait for the noise reduction algorithm of my camera to process the image, which takes double the time. This means that for a picture of 30", I have to wait 1 minute before I can see the final result, see if everything's ok, and if not, take another one, not counting the time I'm preparing the camera, the tripod, etc. During daylight, this picture would probably take me about under 20 seconds to prepare, shoot and move on to a different location, this one actually took me around 10 minutes to get it exactly how I wanted it, and this allows me to get involved with the city at a much more deeper level.

This is why I chose this type of image for this month's freestyle pack, because it's what I like to do, it's what I feel connected with, and it's what triggers my passion as a photographer, as an artist and as an human being.

For Human Afterall

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