Yesterday I succeeded in convincing Leszek (limielski) to accompany me to the New Town in Warsaw. two days a week in summer there is a nice multimedial fountain show.
I TOOK TRIPOD with me :). It was quite difficult to find a good place for it as there are very many people.
I do not know how to do night shots, it was just a try and I wait for any advice. In Workshop different colours.
All around the world, multimedia fountains attract many tourists. The Montjuic Magic Fountain in Barcelona, for instance, impresses with the soundtrack from ‘Titanic’, the Bellagio Fountain in Las Vegas moves with the ‘God Bless America’ tune, while the Floating Fountain in Osaka delights with the shapes formed by water. Warsaw has now joined these cities - since May 2011 it has had a new tourist attraction - multimedia fountains at the foot of the castle. They are located in an enchanting place, near the Old Town and the Vistula. Up to 30 thousand litres of water a minute stream out of 367 nozzles. The streams are lit with colourful light from nearly 300 LED reflectors. In time intervals, impressive laser animations appear on the mist from nebulised water. In front of spectators' eyes, the Mermaid climbs down the monument, swims under the Świętokrzyski Bridge and hits the town in a Warszawa car. The shows are accompanied by music, both classical (Chopin) and pop, such as Lady Gaga.
The Multimedia Fountain Park comprises two fountains: the main one, with area of over 2 200 sq m, and the line fountain, with the length of 120 metres, called the water organ. Children can play in a nearby water playground (the so-called pluskowisko), whose area totals 140 sq m.
The ‘Water – Light – Sound’ multimedia shows take place each Friday and Saturday from May till September at 9.30 pm (May and October - 9 pm). On other weekdays, the shows do not include lasers and sound.
I am not sure about the quality, but maybe you like it a little bit.
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snunney (72796) 2013-08-17 3:26
The purplish blue waterspouts look quite spectacular against the darkened background. I like also the silhouetted heads of the many people in the audience. All we lack is the accompanying music:-) I am not particularly adept at night time shots, but I tend to find smaller apertures work better, say f8 or f11. In situations like this, it helps to take three or four exposures with different times to see which works best. Hope this helps.
limielski (2573) 2013-08-17 3:27
No i fajnie wyszło. Zero szumów Fajnie też wyszły sylwetki przypatrujacych sie osób.
lousat (64295) 2013-08-17 3:34
Hi Malgo,this is a fantastic spectacle and you caught the opportunity very very well,the pic is a jewel,great exposure and bright details and colors,it's nice to see something of different,i like it!! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano
timecapturer (37200) 2013-08-17 4:38
this is a wonderfully graphic night shot. You have captured the ambience and atmosphere of this light show succinctly here. It has an almost abstract arty feel about it and works perfectly.
Enjoy the weekend - Brian.
annjackman (15581) 2013-08-17 4:49
Love the dancing fountain lights against the black. Good tripod work and a super crop. It is fun to experiment sometimes and this has worked very well.
Kind Regards, Ann
Sergiom (45567) 2013-08-17 5:33
Tu n'as vraiment pas besoin de conseils, je trouve que tu te débrouilles très bien dans les circonstances. Le trépied était vraiment utile et la photo est d'une rare netteté. Tout un spectacle.
yquem46 (35432) 2013-08-17 5:39
Back from vacation
I like this one among all those that I missed meanwhile
A superb colorful and original night shot
Have a nice WE
SnapRJW (23724) 2013-08-17 6:17
I've never tried a shot like this so I really cannot offer any advice Malgo. I think you have managed quite well here, I like the border of silhouetted heads and the nice elliptical ring of shooting light. The only slight negative for me is the grain, I wonder why you used an ISO of 1600 when you had a tripod to mount your camera on? But.... I make the point again, I have no experience of this type of shot so I may be talking twaddle and you needed that speed. I like the shot more than a bit! Have a nice weekend. Rosemary
rbassin (13385) 2013-08-17 7:38
une superbe photo, les couleurs et les lumières associées au jet d'eau fond un très beau spectacle.
ikeharel (44125) 2013-08-17 8:04
Good evening Malgo,
Excelent all three photos about the night at the fountain.
4 sec. exp well made, good sharpness and light management - this is all needed for a night scene, no other advise would do any better.
Cheers, enjoy your weekend,
rychem (13740) 2013-08-17 11:10
Ciężko się oprzeć i nie zrobić takiego zdjęcia, my też mamy taką multimedialną fontannę we Wrocławiu, zdjęcie wyszło pięknie
carlo62 (19513) 2013-08-17 14:08
non mi sembra che tu abbia bisogno di consigli, le foto sono tutte molto belle.
Forse l'unico consiglio è quello di scegliere luoghi meno affollati :)
Ottimo lavoro, gran belle luci e colori magnifici.
macjake (45588) 2013-08-17 14:33
haha...i just viewed Leszek's photo from the Old Town warsaw, and now I read you and Leszek went to the New Town Warsaw :)
you know what my favorite part of the photo is?
its all the heads!
fun to see all those silhouettes against the blue/purple coloring of the water/lights
this is the best out of the three, glad you posted it.
and i'm glad to see Leszek is more active on TE now too.
see you around
jjcordier (67332) 2013-08-17 22:54
Trois bonnes photos de cet événement. Tu as réussi à obtenir un bon emplacement avec ton trépied. A mon avis, tu as un peu trop poussé les ISO, d'où le grain. Avec le trépied, tu pouvais prendre à 400 ISO, voire moins, sans problème, en ouvrant un peu plus (f/10 ou f/8 par exemple).
sabermonajati (8317) 2013-08-17 23:49
fascinating frame with amazing light you captured from fountain.
COSTANTINO (44199) 2013-08-18 23:11
wonerful explosion of vivid colors
great work,great idea,great
inspiration,nice pov,it is a
fantastic spectacle and you
caught the opportunity very well
great exposure and bright details
have a nice new day
jemaflor (74128) 2013-08-18 23:48
Good pov, I like these colors of course and also all these heads of the people, light is perfectly captured, tfs.
marabu61 (5879) 2013-08-19 2:01
For somebody who claims to have no knowledge for night shots, you do quite well I'd say.
This is a wonderful clear and clean shot from this water and sound performance.
It is no wonder that these kind of performances have so many fans all around the world, they are always amazing to watch.
have a good start to the new week.
Iwon (6231) 2013-08-21 5:19
Ostatnio podobne fontanny powstają jak grzyby po deszczu...widowisko chyba przednie, bo widać tłum ludzi... rzeczywiście fajnie wyszło...