Silent night

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This is a 30 seconds photograph made ​​without tripod. Me and my camera, we were both lying on the floor of a floating dock and to prevent a blurred photo I only had to remain still and hold my breath during the period of exposure.

In the Upper Douro region, the nights are so calm that the silence is broken only when a fish jumps in the water.

Esta é uma fotografia de 30 segundos feita sem tripé. Eu e a minha máquina estávamos deitados no chão de um cais flutuante e para evitar uma fotografia tremida eu só tive que permanecer imóvel e suster a respiração durante o tempo de exposição.

Na região do Alto Douro, as noites são tão calmas que o silêncio só é interrompido quando um peixe salta na água.

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Comments (511)

Mehmet yılmaz on March 17

What a perfect mirror it is! Colors are charming. Another masterpiece. YSL! Greetings from Turkey. Mehmet.

Rebecca Nayara on March 18

Perfeito, grande foto.......LIKE : )

Gonzalo Martínez on March 21

Great night shot! beautiful reflectins and colors. Friendly greetings! :)

sete garcia on March 22

Beautiful 30 seconds !! YSL

best greetings, sete

Gaivota on March 23

Uauh grande foto. Também ficamos sem fôlego ao vê-la. Daqui vai mais um like. Mi

roman- irena on March 24

Gratulacje tak wspaniale wykonanego zdjęcia bez użycia statywu, tylko podziwiać bezruch przez 30 sekund. L+F. Pozdrowienia z Polski, Roman

xs-1 on April 4

Now it's nearly one year ago that you uploaded this photo, but I didn't discover it until now. I'm really astonished that you made it in the way you've described above. It's an amazing atmosphere, indeed "Silent night" in the middle of the year.
Greetings from Germany
r.o (alias richt.oldi)

Kai Kitsada on April 7

superb F 296 + L 491

A great night photography! Excellent reflection and colors!


Best wishes, Tosa

Frank T. Schmelz 4 days ago

This is an outstanding night shot, Mário, I'm impressed!

Feliz Páscoa!

Daniel Cristian yesterday

Great photo taked at night with nice reflections!!




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Photo details

  • Uploaded on April 7, 2013
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Mário Eloi Castro
    • Camera: Canon EOS 600D
    • Taken on 2013/03/23 23:24:30
    • Exposure: 30.000s
    • Focal Length: 18.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO400
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash