Landscapes After Dark Night-owl photographer Jim Brandenburg shows you how to make gorgeous landscapes after dark. By Dan Richards December 17, 2008 How To SHARE Landscapes-After-Dark-Aurora-borealis-northern-M Aurora borealis, northern MN: Taken near Brandenburg’s home in Ely, MN. Tripod-mounted Nikon F3, 15mm f/3.5 AI-S Nikkor. Exposure, about 40 to 45 sec, wide open, on Fujichrome P1600 D. Landscapes-After-Dark-Moose-Lake-Boundary-Water Moose Lake (Boundary Water Canoe Area), MN: Taken not far from Brandenburg’s backyard, this shot shows some of the northern lights. Canon EOS 5D, 20mm f/1.8 Sigma EX DG lens on tripod, 30 sec at f/2, ISO 320. Landscapes-After-Dark-Moonlight Moonlight Landscapes-After-Dark-Taken-in-Dallas-Sheep-walk Taken in Dallas, Sheep walk along the ridgeline Landscapes-After-Dark-Camping-at-sunset Camping at sunset Landscapes-After-Dark-Aurora-Borealis Aurora Borealis Landscapes-After-Dark-Deer-walking-at-night Deer walking at night Landscapes-After-Dark-The-sun-looking-red-as-it The sun, looking red, as it rises Landscapes-After-Dark-Judd-Lake Judd Lake Landscapes-After-Dark-Aurora-Borealis-over-Jasper Aurora Borealis over Jasper Lake Landscapes-After-Dark-The-North-Star-on-Christmas The North Star on Christmas Night Landscapes-After-Dark-Lightning-in-the-distance Lightning in the distance Landscapes-After-Dark-A-Prairie-Winter-Moonrise A Prairie Winter Moonrise Landscapes-After-Dark-Pinnacles-and-star-trails Pinnacles and star trails, Badlands National Park, SD: Brandenburg painted light onto the rockfaces with the high beams on his car. Tripod-mounted Nikon F3 and 20mm f/2.8 AI-S Nikkor. Exposure, about 5 minutes, wide open, on Kodachrome 64. Landscapes-After-Dark-Aurora-Borealis Aurora Borealis Landscapes-After-Dark-Aurora-Borealis Aurora Borealis Landscapes-After-Dark-The-Longest-Night The Longest Night Landscapes-After-Dark-Croissant-De-Lune-Crescent Croissant De Lune (Crescent Moon) How to MORE TO READ RELATED Cold weather is the best time for night sky photography and starscapes Grab your coat and your camera, then head out under the stars. READ NOW RELATED Take better pictures by thinking like an old-school photographer Make every shot count. RELATED How to choose the right laptop for you Everything you need to know.