Kobe is a fascinating city by night, especially the harbor. Along the sea shore is a variety of towers, buildings, sculptures and: the ferris wheel.
This ferris wheel has a light show that does not repeat before at least 20 min of incredible light games. It is however not so easy to take a good night shot, since you have to take your images from a thin rail close to the Oriental Hotel. Due to very strong winds, it is almost impossible to get a sharp shot, so its better to use a higher iso and a shorter exposure, even with tripod.
There are no ways to describe the light show, you better watch this:
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fisher (1773) 2012-10-29 13:52
a cracker of a night shot , the reflections on the water
make it special.
Fis2 (100604) 2012-10-29 14:50
Nicely night photo.
I like frame and colors.
Curious reflection in water.
sandpiper (6788) 2012-10-30 2:40
Good composition and I like the reflection.
marabu61 (11119) 2012-10-31 15:31
Beautiful night shot with great reflections and a good sharpness and clarity.
I might have waited for the ferris wheel to spin in order to get a long time exposure with a nice motion blur at the wheel. But still, as I said, very pleasing composition.
einen schönen Abend
ACL1978 (7511) 2012-10-31 18:51
Nice bright shot, Franz - and while I'm tempted to agree with Daniel on the idea of a longer exposure, I really like being able to see the patterns in the wheel this way, the shapes themselves almost as interesting as the light emanating from them.
chrisostomou (568) 2012-11-18 16:16
Hello my friend !
glad to see some of your work again after long time!..very impressive night scene..great contrast and even more light management...love the details and the almost blur spots...nice work!
danos (99760) 2012-11-26 11:03
very nice the night shot with the colourful wheel to be placed perfect in the scene and with its reflections as the other buildings too to make the image even more effective.
- Copyright: Franz Xaver Huber (frunchy) (1800)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-06-04
- Categories: Architecture, Artwork
- Camera: Nikon D 5000, 18-105 mm f3.5-5.6 DX VR Nikkor
- Exposure: f/7.1
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-10-29 12:51