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burning the midnight oil

Posted by
Stu (From Scotland | Working in Kyoto, Japan) on 11 April 2010 in Architecture.

Canon EOS 50D 30 seconds F/4.5 ISO 100 26 mm

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Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Shadows of the trees are interesting. Nice composition. But I don't understand what the title means.

11 Apr 2010 8:24am

@Hiro: Thx Hiro. It means: To work late into the night. Originally this was by the light of an oil lamp or candle. More recently, the phrase is used figuratively, alluding back its use before electric lighting.

GJC from Kyoto (京都), Japan

Wonderful. I'm impressed you captured such a wide range of light, from the shadows on the wall to the stars in the sky. Very evocative.

11 Apr 2010 11:46am

Glenn from New Orleans, United States

Lovely - a remarkable range of light and dark.

11 Apr 2010 1:52pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Super low light and night tones. Love trees' reflection on a wall .

11 Apr 2010 3:35pm

Ian Smith from London, United Kingdom

Impressive low light photo! The silhouette's on the wall are a great addition.

11 Apr 2010 4:30pm

Shar from Regina, SK, Canada

Interesting with the shadows, light in the window and the midnight blue sky!

11 Apr 2010 7:48pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Super work!

11 Apr 2010 11:15pm

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Fantastic light!

12 Apr 2010 4:13pm