Another blue hour shot from Haikou, the biggest city on Hainan Island in the far south of China & most people's first introduction to the island province, formerly known as the tip of the Dragon's Tail, as it was so far from Nanjing & Beijing. Taken with a wide angled lens so there is a little lens barrel distortion, so I have gone with the \|/ pattern with the vertical aligned on the centre to leave the far right & far left to fall where they will. The reflections and boats added to the ambience. The trees along the esplanade are coconut palms.
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Budapestman (82620) 2012-06-09 0:52
this is a splendid blue hour photo with amaizng lights and reflection, the composition is spectacular, superb perspective and POV, great view, Tfs! Have a nice weekend! Kellemes hétvégét kívánok!
jhm (138244) 2012-06-09 1:09
I see very few of the barrel distortion, I find these picture splendid taken.
Nice perspective and depth picture.
Excellent composition, nice captured.
Very well done, TFS.
delpeoples (53001) 2012-06-09 1:31
A very impressive Blue Hour - and this is no backslap :) The exposition and colours are magical, but most of all I like the symmetry and curves in the image. The foreground boats are a rea bonus too and are probably my favourite elements in the photo. Thanks for sharing, have a love Saturday.
Nicou (120452) 2012-06-09 2:11
Fantastique compo et iamge quelle vue quelle lumière et reflet avec le quai superbe maîtrise des lumières grandisoe.
Bravo et amitié
altay1364 (0) 2012-06-09 2:28
Yine guzel bir gece fotografi,bakis aciniz guzel ayrica ayrintilar ustaca ve iyi.begendim.tebrikler dostum
annjackman (19245) 2012-06-09 2:34
This is a lovely Blue Hour shot. I like the two boats in the FG with some blue light that has also been captured in the reflection. Then there is that wonderful cityscape and the curved embankment. Excellent.
krzychu30 (15496) 2012-06-09 2:57
beautiful blue hour composition.Just love these different colors from blue,pink to orange tones,which make the whole scene so lively and picturesque.Additionally the image has excellent clarity and lighting,so that we can admire a lot of details.Great work!
Have a nice weekend
Taha13 (0) 2012-06-09 3:15
Great photo from Hainan.TFS,Best Regards
Sergiom (58734) 2012-06-09 3:47
Une photo qui témoigne d'une très bonne technique à une heure difficile de la journée. La diagonale du cours d'eau est superbe et nous offre beaucoup de profondeur.
Miguel82 (22865) 2012-06-09 5:07
A magnific view from this river
Fine blue colors and good sharpness
a good pov and details
have a nice day
timecapturer (48046) 2012-06-09 5:26
a stunning blue hour shot. Full of atmosphere and such wonderful light and clear detail. Particularly like the illuminated clocktower and the flash of blue on the boats is compelling and irresistable. Excellent work Chris!
Enjoy your weekend - Brian.
ktanska (24626) 2012-06-09 7:09
A beautiful blue hour image. I like all those different tones of lights. Two boats are well chosen foreground items. And it's fun to find such classic looking clock tower in China.
Wahclellaspirit (3961) 2012-06-09 8:12
You captured the ambience of the scene as it should be seen at this time of day. The soft violets and blues with the yellow lights seem to draw one into the scene and settles the soul.
Excellent Blue Hour Image...
Have A Great Weekend,
mohammad_H (9198) 2012-06-09 8:23
نمایش بسیار زیبا از نمای جذاب قایق و نور چراغها وانعکاس ان در اب
وضوح خوب و نور مناسب
asajernigan (21132) 2012-06-09 9:21
This is an excellent blue hour photo. You have blended the natural and artificial lighting to create a very appealing photo. The slight barrel distortion is handled nicely here adding to the sense of direction the river gives the shot. The reflection is nice adding depth and balance for the shot.
pierrefonds (56472) 2012-06-09 12:32
The reflections on the water of the canal are assets to the compostion. The lentgh of the canla is giving depth to the scene. Using a slow shutter speed and probably a support is allowing me to see the details and colors of the buildings. It also has a special effect on the colors. Have a nice day.
edge (6070) 2012-06-09 13:00
Hello Chri, Guess I lost my critique , so will start over. This is a great shot of the harbor and lighing. I like the fact tha the boats in the right hand foreground came out fairly well. It is tought to decide sometimes what one wants to capture in these blue hour shnots. The lights from the shoreline certainly came out well. I always look to see what settings people use for this type of shot. Surprised you used a high aperture for this, but then I don't know your ISO . I would guess you used a tripod here or steadied your camera on something. Whatever, it worked. Nice job. Regards, Roger
mauro61 (52623) 2012-06-09 14:05
un buon gioco di luci in una immagine dalla buona profondità.
Ben composta la scena con le due barche in FG e le costruzioni a chiudere sul fondo l'immagine,
dkmurphys (48446) 2012-06-09 15:33
Superb night capture. I love the atmosphere an the high quality. Well seen!
jjcordier (75668) 2012-06-09 22:22
J'aime les jeux de couleurs et de lumière de cette heure bleue et la composition de l'image. L'outil "torsion" de photoshop (ou autre) t'aurait certainement permis de remettre verticaux les immeubles en haut à droite.
emka (77444) 2012-06-09 23:51
Hi Chris, Many wonderful places on the Hainan Island. Fantastic blue houir shot, with beautiful reflections and very quiet atmosphere. I like thios blue accent on the right. Excellent composition. Not much Chinese architecture here though.
Have a beautiful Sundau
Silvio1953 (120652) 2012-06-10 10:25
Ciao Chris, fantastic blue hour with fascinating reflections, lovely composition, great perspective, splendid light and colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
Angshu (55407) 2012-06-11 1:18
The barrel distortion is not that evident! The blue hour shot is well done, especially with the couple of boats in the FG. The clock tower with the brightly glowing clock certainly is a strong focal point.
Cricri (105331) 2012-06-11 10:33
Très jolie vue a l'heure bleu, bien construite avec les bateaux en cadrage avec la tour, des reflets, lumières et couleurs magnifiques
Bluejeans (64247) 2012-06-14 5:12
Ola Chris ,
Um belo reflexo na blue hour , bonita esta cidade chinesa de fundo bem moderna , bom ponto de visão com estes dois barcos em primeiro plano , bons tons dourados , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
Didi (56307) 2012-06-23 19:26
Well done for your lights management
The blue hour is much better than the black one.