Cedar Street - West Oakland - California
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A long time favourite here on your blog, Stephen. I really like how you composed this shot using these diagonal lines. The light and soft colors are superiour too.
16 Oct 2009 6:03am
Beautiful night shot, I like very much the colors and clean image.
16 Oct 2009 10:24am
thats nice i like the colours
16 Oct 2009 11:57am
Beautiful lights and wonderful night mood!!! Didn't I tell you we're always "connected" - we're caught by the same subject today!:-)
16 Oct 2009 1:34pm
@hugo poon: You know what, Hugo? Life is good! Thanks so much. I spent several minutes yesterday showing your imagery to my partner here at work. He was simply blown away by the humanity and depth of your photography. Like me - it has given him an entirely new impression of Hong Kong.
LOVE your title -- i was going to describe this as 'out of space and time'... ;) beautiful work Stephen!
16 Oct 2009 2:03pm
@dj.tigersprout: Thank you so very much Jaycee.
I can hear the buzz of the electric lights and i love that - very powerful and beautiful night/light shot ~
16 Oct 2009 5:16pm
@k@: Thanks, Karine. The irony is that except for the drone of the cars on the freeway beyond the wall - the impression I was felling at the time was one of serenity, peace, and solitude - in a sea of industrialized concrete. It was an odd experience.
What was it that was said in the movie 2001: A Space Odessey? "It's full of stars!" Close enough, from memory. Anyway, this is one fantastic shot - the lights are like stars on a pole. Really nicely done, Stephen.
16 Oct 2009 6:28pm
@Viewfinder: That's what was missing! The Obelisk!
Love the lights and the 'star' effect. They really do look like twinkling stars!!!
16 Oct 2009 7:13pm
love those deep colors and starlights......simple but effective....
16 Oct 2009 8:23pm
entire scene is just great, but my fave is the lights!!! how'd ya do that???? star filter, or something else???
16 Oct 2009 10:25pm
@susan: Hi Susan - no the effect is simply there when using a very small aperture in a time exposure. This was f/22 on a Canon 16-35mm f/2.8 lens (at 16mm) for a minute. ISO 50. The effect was even greater in this recent image near my office. A 2 minute exposure with the same lens and more lights:
Fantastic! Those "stars" are perfect! Nice clarity and framing
16 Oct 2009 10:28pm
That one vacant moment! best...jerry
17 Oct 2009 12:36am
That's how roads should be, fast and empty. Good impression.
17 Oct 2009 2:06am
Somebody is having fun with f/16!
17 Oct 2009 4:10am
@Yonatan: ...somebody's having fun with f/22 - a timer cable - and the 'bulb' setting... (FYI)
Great title, love the starlight effect, has a certain otherworldly feel to it. Fascinating shot Stephen.
17 Oct 2009 4:31am
Nice lines and great "starburst" effect on the lights !!
17 Oct 2009 5:42am
Hmmm...I had thought you only get the star effect with f/16. I stand corrected!
17 Oct 2009 12:31pm
thanks for the info, and for sharing that other shot!!! i must try this sometime!!
17 Oct 2009 7:43pm
le rendu des lumières est excellent.
17 Oct 2009 8:32pm
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