Winter Night

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Comments (18)

robgr85 on January 4, 2009

I think it is really nice picture, but... It could be better if the moon would be behind Your back... the buildings would be iluminated by its light. If You would decide to expose it longer (like 10 minutes or so), You could take some flashlight, go to the building and paint it with that light. If I were You I would try to take that exposure at f8, because it would bring nicer light flares.

Marilyn Whiteley on January 4, 2009

Jessica, I think it's wonderful as it is. The silhouettes are an excellent compliment to that beautiful sky, and I find the composition very satisfying.

Cheers, Marilyn

Conrad Nay on January 5, 2009

Very nice Jessica. I'm quite enjoying your recent series of night shots.

stoneboat on January 5, 2009

Another nice effect, Jessica! The stars are a nice bonus. I guess this is the edge of town? Your camera takes 60 second exposures, lucky you! Mine tops out at 15 seconds, that seems so cheap.

Jessica G. on January 5, 2009

Hi Marilyn, thank you! The silhouette effect was what I'd hoped for.

Thank you Conrad, glad to hear you're enjoying my experiments!

Stoneboat, it is nice to have a camera that goes up to 60 seconds. On manual settings it only lets me set up to eight, so I use Starry Sky mode that gives a choice of 15, 30 or 60 seconds. Sometimes I wish it were more!

About the socks, good idea. I'll have to see if I can wear them, since I have family members allergic to wool and I've never tried. It would definitely be warmer though!

stoneboat on January 5, 2009

Starry sky mode, eh? hmmm I better look into that! If you find wool itchy, you could try a thin inner sock as well. Just not cotton.

the-image-farm on January 7, 2009

Excellent gallery Jessica. Well done indeed !! Trevor

Jessica G. on January 7, 2009

Stoneboat, did you find out anything about Starry Sky? My cameras are Panasonics, I don't know what it would be on a different camera.

Thanks for visiting my gallery, Trevor. Glad you enjoyed it!

Thank you so much, Bruce!!

ianwstokes on January 8, 2009

Nice picture Jessica, I like the sense of remoteness you’ve brought out in the shot. I was also fascinated by the map of the area, there are some amazing patterns when you zoom in and move around.


Jessica G. on January 8, 2009

Hi Ian, I guess it does look remote. But this site is only five minutes or so outside of my city (Airdrie) and the golden glow on the clouds is caused by the lights of Calgary.

I enjoy the patterns on the fields as well - especially flying over them!

Thanks for the comments.

swatk90 on January 9, 2009

Wow,really nice,i almost think the photo is taken in South Pole~~Ha :P

not1word on January 12, 2009

I understand what robgr85 was trying to say, but I do like what you've done here, Jessica. I'm wondering if you could have got the same effect with a slightly shorter exposure, to help unblur the stars. Either way, it's neat.

Agios Fonasontas on January 21, 2009

beautiful picture an scenery!! Greetings from agios

roberto. r. on January 27, 2009

Compliments for this pic, Jessica (nice gallery too...) Roberto

Jessica G. on January 27, 2009

swatk90, I see what you mean! :)

Thank you agios, crusader1982 and Roberto!

Adolfo Moraes on February 28, 2009

Wonderful photo.

Jessica G. on February 28, 2009

Thank you, Adolfo!

Karel Š (karels) on June 18, 2009

Beautiful! K.

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on January 3, 2009
  • Attribution-Noncommercial
    by Jessica G.
    • Camera: Panasonic DMC-FZ18
    • Taken on 2009/01/03 21:24:58
    • Exposure: 60.000s
    • Focal Length: 4.60mm
    • F/Stop: f/2.800
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash