Taking time off from the game we call Life can be pretty valuable. I think it is good as a recharging time before getting back into the mix. For Life is not an individual sport, but a team activity. But even the superstar needs some time to rest on the sideline.

(Taken in Malibu California (Rock Creek State Park) in the middle of a night with a full moon. A flashlight was used for some detail painting, but otherwise it is just ambient light.

The camera used was a D300 using a Nikkor 17-55 f2.8 lens. Exposure time was 4 mins at f11)

Featured in California Sound in October 09
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Featured in Survivors and Friends in Oct 09
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Featured in Night Photography in Oct 09
Featured in the RB magazine Inside Solo in Oct 09
Featured in Night or Low Light Photos in Dec 09
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—2nd place finish in the Autumn feelings Challenge in the group Buyers Club.
—3rd place finish in the Contemplation Challenge in the group All About Your Best Work.
—3rd place finish in the Time challenge in the The World as We See it group.
—Top 10 finish in the USA at Night challenge in the group Night Photography.
—Top 10 finish in the On the Beach Challenge in the group You’re Accepted.


  • Lisawv
    Lisawvabout 5 years ago

    So peaceful looking and what a spot to take time off from life.

  • Hello Lisa. Thought you could use a calming picture! LOL. And thanks.—Steve

    – Steve Buffington

  • Erhan OZBIYIK
    Erhan OZBIYIKabout 5 years ago

    Beautiful shot Steve.. Very unique scene :)


  • Hello Erhan. Good to hear from you and thanks. I know night photography is a form of our art you enjoy.—Steve

    – Steve Buffington

  • Thank you Erhan. I like to hear the word “unique” with my shots. I try.—Steve

    – Steve Buffington

  • Cora Wandel
    Cora Wandelabout 5 years ago

    Excellent night shot and commentary, Steve!

  • Thanks Cora. In fact, I think its kind of a “Cora” shot being in the middle of the night and all.—Steve

    – Steve Buffington

  • chijude
    chijudeabout 5 years ago

    Wow literally 4mins of stillness. Very well thought out.

  • LOL. That is a long time of quietness in Los Angeles! Thanks.—Steve

    – Steve Buffington

  • F.A. Moore
    F.A. Mooreabout 5 years ago

    Really beautiful

  • Thanks Frannie.—Steve

    – Steve Buffington

  • saseoche
    saseocheabout 5 years ago

    Wonderful and beautiful image well done!

  • Thanks very much!—Steve

    – Steve Buffington

    JUSTARTabout 5 years ago

    great work

  • Thank you very much.—Steve

    – Steve Buffington

  • Paul Thompson Photography
    Paul Thompson ...about 5 years ago

    great work again Steve

  • Thanks for the great comment Paul.—Steve

    – Steve Buffington

  • Olga Zvereva
    Olga Zverevaabout 5 years ago

    Spectacular shot, Steve! Great time to think. :)

  • Hello Olga. Good to hear from you. And thanks.—Steve

    – Steve Buffington

  • Barbara Manis
    Barbara Manisabout 5 years ago

    Absolutely fantastic, Steve!

  • Thank you Barb!—Steve

    – Steve Buffington

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