Monday, December 6, 2010

Thematic Photographic - Night

"Thematic Photographic" - Carmi at the blog Written, Inc. presents a weekly themed photographic challenge. This week's theme is NIGHT.

I'm always drawn to night-time views of urban settings. It's so hard to capture the splendor and depth of the glittering lights against the darkness of the sky, I just keep snapping and snapping until something turns out right. Here's a view of the Manhattan skyline, seen from Williamsburg in Brooklyn, as dusk turns to night.

9 comments:

Kate said...

So true; it's difficult to catch the majesty of city lights. This one does so....I learned recently that the Empire State building lights up different colors depending on the season; wonder when this shot was taken and what the significance of the colors.

also...gotta say it. I love your masthead. Pink Elephant car wash rocks!

kcinnova said...

Night scenes are where I wish I had a DSLR camera with a tripod.

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

That is a lovely photograph. As many times as I've seen the Manhattan skyline, it never fails to set the heart a-racing.

Carmi said...

Delightful capture. You resisted the urge to zoom in. Instead, you gave us just enough of a broad perspective to want to learn more.

This is as unique a shot of the New York urban landscape as I've ever seen. Wonderful!

Carmi said...

Karen: We should talk: Some of my fave New York skyline pics were captured with an old Kodak point-and-shoot. There are ways...

KBeau said...

I'm with you on snapping and snapping. Sometimes you get lucky. Beautiful picture.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

If you want to see the orbs that are all about you, I recommend taking pictures with a digital camera on daytime settings, and letting the flash expose them.
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Karen S. said...

You've captured my heart! beautifully snapped.....perfectly framed!

BrightenedBoy said...

Hey! It was really good to hear from you. I'm sorry if the entry in September was difficult for you to read--what's gone on since then is actually worse, if you can imagine.

I like this photo. New York is certainly a very fascinating place.