After visiting Schengen back to Luxy where celebrations for Luxembourg and Greater Region becoming the European Capital of Culture 2007 were starting. Most interesting thing on the opening parade were big and weird balloons floating above the street. Unfortunately they were illuminated with strong spotlights travelling at the front of the parade. That made photographing them difficult as difference to ambient light was so big.
Now I can appreciate art of making funny faces as an important part of European culture!
18 mm, ISO 800, -1 step exposure compensation.
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feather (51130) 2007-01-11 10:34
This must have been difficult to expose for and you managed well. Despite having to use a high ISO there is no apparent noise. Unusual and interesting street parade.
stefanocer (10642) 2007-01-11 11:56
Great night capture , nice composition and also lights management , the scene is full things to look at , Compliments , well done indeed.
gracious (20025) 2007-01-11 12:05
Very fantasitic night shot with so much clarity, superb colour and details especially the ballons
thanks for sharing
SchwebagMike (1490) 2007-01-14 3:43
Great capture of the event! Very well captured. Just wonder why you put our lovely country under "Trier and surrounding" ;-)
marknunnerley (2780) 2007-01-15 6:40
Well I like this for two reasons. One, it is funny and made me smile, and secondly because you stretched your iso to 800 to get the minimum shutter speed so as to keep things as sharp as possible Kari (and of course the -1 ue for the dark scene). Didn't know that Luxembourg was the ECC 2007. Learn something everyday.
bakes888 (18499) 2007-01-19 14:54
Hi Kari. Nice capture. Well composed with good depth and framing. Good colour also. Thanks for sharing.
xuaxo (6854) 2007-11-12 13:37
Great, they are ballons, and this is not a horror film :-)
I like the effect of light, at left side.
- Copyright: Kari Tanskanen (ktanska) (29469)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-12-09
- Categories: Event
- Camera: Canon EOS 350D, Canon EFS 18-55mm f3.5-5.6
- Exposure: f/3.5, 1/25 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Trier and surroundings
- Date Submitted: 2007-01-11 6:40