Towards Esquimalt

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Comments (19)

Norrel on May 20, 2009

This is good one, whoelius! I love the way you succeeded in keeping the colours in the foreground, instead of just a black silhouette of the trees.

Cheers, Norrel

Sandy065 on May 20, 2009

This one goes directly to My favorites...

  • YS and Best of!
Bits-n-Pieces on May 20, 2009

Cool! How dark was it when you took this? I'm always curious when I see these 30 second exposures that end up looking like day. Looks like I need to try some.

olimpos on May 20, 2009

Good job whoelius. Nice warm blue color. Very good depth of field.

Best regards, Andreas.

~~West Coast Sharon~… on May 20, 2009

A most beautiful image Whoelius. The colors and light are amazing. As stated above great depth of field. Congratulations, YS and Best of. Sharon

whoelius on May 21, 2009

Ah thank you, my friends :D, Norrel, Sandy, Bits-n-Pieces, Andreas and Sharon.

I suppose it was a little bit of a shame that the wind blew during the 30 seconds of exposure, so the tree's extremities wiggled and blurred somewhat. Ah well.

Bits - it was just one of those dark nights, I guess :P. Not crazy dark, just the average night time. Note I shot at f/8, too. So the brightness would have been the same if I'd shot for, say 7.5 seconds at f/4, or 2 minutes at f/16. And also, Victoria doesn't have the same light "pollution" that Vancouver does, so the sky might have been a tiny bit darker.

not1word on May 21, 2009

Great shot, whoelius! No worries about the trees moving. It adds a certain amount of interest anyway. Well done.

KWO Tsoumenis on May 22, 2009

I have no words...

I have a YS 4 this!!!


Maja Go on May 23, 2009

Brilliant picture! So clear and so many colors! The hight life in Canada is very active I see! Nice night photo! Greets...

whoelius on May 27, 2009

Thank you, not1word, Kostas and gor.maja :). I hope you're all very well.

Gabor Retei on May 27, 2009


Excellent colours and sharp details. I love it...superb work.

Kindest regards, Gabe

Cal Kimola Brown on May 28, 2009

Yes I agree with Norrel. Fantastic colours once again whoelius.

larry e walton on May 29, 2009

madre de dios, this is exceptional.

Sandy065 on June 2, 2009

See whoelius?! You should compete with this one.

makis_rom on June 2, 2009

Great picture, beautiful colors.


whoelius on June 2, 2009

Hi Gabe, Cal, Larry, Sandy and Makis :). Thanks for the views, comments and encouragement. I really appreciate it.

whoelius on June 4, 2009

Aww. Thanks, John :)

scml on June 21, 2009

Oh...stunning...I do love the blue in this...its magic :)

Keep at it...Sandy ;)

whoelius on August 4, 2009

Cheers, Sandy

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on May 20, 2009
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by whoelius
    • Taken on 2009/05/17 21:57:36
    • Exposure: 30.000s
    • Focal Length: 35.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/8.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO200
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash