Saturday, August 07, 2010

"LEDs lead the charge of the lights brigade in L.A."

LA night photographer Tom Paiva sent me a link to the following article that appeared in the L.A. Times a few months ago. Many cities in the United States are replacing their high-pressure sodium vapor street lights with LED lights. The primary motivation is to save electricity and money.

This will have interesting implications for urban night photographers who generally hate the narrow-band pinkish-orange light from high-pressure sodium vapor lights. I've usually resorted to converting HPS-illuminated scenes to black-and-white. But some photographers, such as Tom, and taken the challenge of trying to work with it and color-correcting it in the darkroom.

Here is the link to the article from the L.A. Times.

(Photo by Tom Paiva)


Anonymous Noel said...

This seems like good news; a CTO gel away from being balanced in the field.

10:57 PM  

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