December 9, 2009

The night run series

I often run late at night. Not because I love running when most people are going to bed, I'm not even much of a runner, but because days are busy and I meant to run and all of a sudden it's 10:00 p.m. and, by Jove, I'm not going to let that stop me from getting a run in that day. So out I go.
I also recently purchased a Canon S90 camera, which is a rocking little point-and-shoot that shoots RAW files and has surprisingly good low light performance for a camera its size. I was so excited about this that I started carrying it on my runs. At first I just wanted to see what it could do in low light, but then I started having fun taking pictures on Missoula streets in the dark of the night and it evolved into a mission: shoot at least one shot on every night run.
So now it's a series: Missoula By Night; or A Night Owl With Running Shoes and a Camera; or Mommy, Who's That Strange Man Standing in the Street Taking Pictures of Streetlights?
I'm not sure what to call it yet, but here are the first few images...


  1. Aaron, I was a night runner for decades while raising a large family. Once the family was safely tucked away, I used that time of quiet streets and low traffic to clear my head. Your photos are inspiring. Keep up the good work.

  2. Thanks Larry. That's exactly how night running is for me. I certainly prefer to ride a bicycle or take a hike in a wild place, but I'm developing more affection for running in the city at night. Good for the mind as well as the legs.