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Thursday, November 24, 2005

Edinburgh Lights

Nikon D70 @ 62mm, 1 sec, f/4.5, ISO 200
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Edit: I'm still alive, but just very busy! I'll try and update the site as soon as possible (29/11/05).

Taken on the same expedition as my last post, but a little further down the street. I took a lot of pictures of this scene, trying to get the traffic right. I originally thought that I would chose a frame with minimal traffic so that it didn't intrude much on the rest of the scene, but I quite like the effect the bus produced.

I didn't realise til I came home that the big wheel couldn't have been working as there's no blur in any of the photos I took. I wonder what it would look like with some motion on the wheel...

Your comments are very much appreciated on this shot.


Anonymous Dougie said...

Another nice shot John it's a pitty the big wheel wasn't on that would have looked cool .


7:28 pm, November 24, 2005  
Anonymous Jem said...

The light trail from the bus (?) on the right really makes this shot for me. You've made it look so bustling and bright. Great shot John! :)

10:01 pm, November 24, 2005  
Blogger jolay said...

nice one John. You're right, some blur on the wheel would be cool. I suppose you could create that effect in photoshop, but that would be cheating!

10:51 pm, November 24, 2005  
Anonymous Thomas Comerford said...

I really like this one John! Actually you've posted some great stuff lately, but I never got round to commenting. I love the blurred bus in this one, but it doesn't bother me that the wheel isn't moving... I like the contrast between the moving bus and the stationary wheel. Also, I love the similarity of the colours on the bus and the wheel. The only thing I don't like is the traffic light! If you have a nearly identical frame taken when the light was green you could use the top part of the traffic light from that frame to fix it... then again that might look weird though!

10:40 am, November 25, 2005  
Blogger Lulu said...

I really like the bus- it creates a perfect effect for the rest of the lights. Do you have any other shots with streaming car lights in the bottom left of the picture? Perhaps it would create a nice balance to include it.

Although I very much like it the way it is. :)

9:55 pm, November 28, 2005  
Blogger Thomas said...

This really is a fantastic shot. I think the wheel not being on worked out perfectly, with a good static lights against the blurred lights of the cars and bus.

2:09 pm, November 29, 2005  
Blogger Joe said...

Great shot.

6:54 pm, December 02, 2005  
Blogger John said...

Thanks guys! Sorry for not being able to reply sooner... been really busy recently! :(

11:18 pm, December 02, 2005  
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wow.... great colours

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