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All of the images posted here are actual photographs taken at night. Color was added using gels and flashlights and other imaginative means.

Because night photography collapses long periods of time into a single frame, it enables the photographer to capture magic. (Cf. Photoshop®, which enables one to manufacture magic.) There is an enormous difference between photographs and digitally-manipulated images.(*) To the extent the latter adds or subtracts information, it is factually misleading. And while I respect and appreciate the power of digital manipulation, it has impugned the authenticity of the photograph. If we identify the (un)manipulated photograph, we won't have to wonder whether magic actually entered the frame. It did.

(*) In my opinion, digital manipulation that does nothing more than what could be done in the darkroom does not fall into this category.

And for those interesting in learning about night photography, you simply have to visit Tim's site at:

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    "Sherry's work truly represents a rare view of the night world, full of brilliantly painted color. She can bring the most mundane of subjects to life with vibrant colors and unseen (by those of us who are fortunate enough to work with her) angles. Her work is an additive process, more creation than capture and her color work reminds me a little of Pete Turner's beautiful acid jazz record labels."

    June 26th, 2007

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    elegant cats says:

    "Sherry’s images make you happy; they are good for your health, and you should view them as often as you can.

    I love her fresh eyes and the crispness of her output; she could photograph a screwed up piece of paper and it would still be a compelling image that would stay with you.

    Having trawled through thousands of images on flickr, you are grateful to come across a true photographer like Sherry; someone with real vision and genuine dedication that shines through in every single image.

    The highest compliment to any photographer would be that they reinterpret reality and force you to look at something, which might already be quite familiar, in a new way. Sherry is precisely that kind of artist; she changes your way of seeing – it makes you grateful.

    Thanks for opening my eyes!!"

    May 26th, 2007

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    Denise Fuson says:

    "As was o'heard on a long ago night shoot, "you can't buy eye". Sherry possesses that priceless, intangible eye that allows her to see the image before it is committed to the CF card. In fact, to see incredible images that are unseen and unimagined by those of us standing just feet away. And we are left wondering if we were even in the same space and time."

    May 24th, 2007

March 2007