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Stu (From Scotland | Working in Kyoto, Japan) on 24 August 2008 in Miscellaneous.

Canon EOS Kiss X 45 seconds F/13.0 ISO 100 20 mm

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One from Açores, Portugal

Superb image, the contrast magnificent and reflections .

24 Aug 2008 6:24am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Wow, incredible capture! It's so beautiful.

24 Aug 2008 6:46am

Walter from Watkinsville, United States

I really like the stairs mimicked in the buildings as you head to the top of the hill. Nice photo.

24 Aug 2008 2:24pm

Marcie from United States

Love the colors of the night light. Excellent!

24 Aug 2008 2:50pm

Suze from Raleigh, United States

Very cool! What kind of filter did you use to get the burst on the street lights?

24 Aug 2008 8:20pm

@Suze: Thx Suze! No filter here. I think it may be because of the smallish aperture setting I used for this one. It seems to cause these burst effects.....but then again, I could be totally wrong and it was just a fluke! ;-)

Rags from Plano, United States

Amazing light.

24 Aug 2008 8:25pm

GJC from Kyoto, Japan

Another magical shot. I love the composition, and the little hint of moon is especially evocative.

25 Aug 2008 12:46am

yvonne from Tilburg, Netherlands

what a beautiful picture, i love it!

25 Aug 2008 4:52am

Ron from Saint Louis, United States

Beautiful long exposure ... the sky is magical!

27 Aug 2008 12:53am

Sash from The City of Churches, Australia

I think the effect you mentioned in your response to Suze is due to the long exposure. I've noticed the same happen whenever lights are present during 10+ seconds of exposure. Even if I'm way off the mark, the result is a wonderful addition to an already powerful composition. I'm particularly in awe of the brighter light under the shorter roof. :)

28 Aug 2008 12:44pm

djedfre from schaumburg, United States

that's a really great night capture - the reflection on the tiles, the moon, the long exposure 'star' effect (which looks better than a filter effect anyway)... everything!

29 Aug 2008 9:03am

kerfendal from Paris, France

really great night shot, I like the choice of your composition

2 Sep 2008 8:57am

Jean-Michel from Brussels, Belgium

Wouaw ! That is a 5 STARS picture ! Perfect exposure, colors and contrast ! Funny that "star" effect on the direct lights, did you use a "Crossed screen" filter ?
Cheers ;-)

5 Sep 2008 12:18pm