One of the numerous high and modern buildings downtown in the polish main city at the very moment the tramay went in front of me. This charming mean of transportation gives a nice taste of the past to this city which is fully in the Present global world and its economy.
This was my first shot of Poland when trying the whole evening to locate the historical center. After three hours walking, at the very moment I needed to rest, I understood that my path perfectly led me to avoid this part of the city...
Still, it was a nice opportunity to come to the conclusion that, whatever part of the city I went through, there were no real problem for an obvious tourist like me to walk around with my camera.
Despeckle tool applied to the sky to remove some noise, then I applied an Unsharp Mask.
I know that some will find the enlighten part quite disturbing but when trying to remove it, I felt it completed quite well the perspective feeling and the whole dynamism.
Critiques | Translate
gilad33 (14400) 2004-08-13 17:23
Beautiful use of the long exposure to create a magical glance at the past and the present, mybe this is how the future would look like?
Cosa (39) 2004-08-13 17:39
I'm a sucker for motion shots, and this one is excellent. Great job!
capa (743) 2004-08-13 17:44
Excellent motion shot.5*
jubi (164) 2004-08-13 17:55
Great use of the long exposure, and you were very close to the Old Town from this place, probably 15 minutes away on foot.
efimoore (2126) 2004-08-13 18:35
Very nice effect, capturing both the motion and the visible background as well as interesting directions of the light lines.
I always wanted to do some night shots but never got to it… Pictures like this motivates me to do more effort!
tigrou (16) 2004-08-13 19:12
Magnifique :) Personnellement la lampe me donne l'impression d'un petit soleil ce qui donne une touche assez sympa et atypique à la photo, comme photo d'une autre planète!
Didi (58730) 2004-08-13 20:52
Le tramway fait penser à un train roulant à grande vitesse.
Effectivement c'est une photo très mouvementée, un effet très intéressant.
La tour de verre complète parfaitement cette bonne composition.
Catli (550) 2004-08-14 0:20
Beautiful effect with those bright lights and 'transparancy'. Very urban feeling. I like it. Well done.
Liora (1857) 2004-08-14 2:51
I think this is a fantastic shot Steven, and that the best part of it is the light-on-motion. You seem to have a terrific eye for night shots - you just balance the light perfectly, and choose subjects that go very well with artificial light. Very well done!
timotey (119) 2004-08-14 3:25
Magnifique effet procuré par le temps de pose ! Celà permet de garder tous les détails de l'arrière plan et de ses sources de lumière, tout en ajoutant l'effet de mouvement capturé en diagonal. Magnifique !
cyril (2748) 2004-08-14 5:48
j'adore cette photo steven.
l'effet de vitesse est saisissant et cette lampe me donne moi aussi l'impression d'un soleil.
sohrab (7439) 2004-08-14 7:00
wow steven ,this one is really good. the shutter speed is just perfect . and i guess thats the traffic light in the corner, but it looks like the sun shining in the night.
naxius (16685) 2004-08-14 14:51
Excellent composition you have posted here Steven. The lights are clearly well rendered and the pause is excellent. I like it.
Xalkida (11744) 2004-08-17 17:09
I think your composition is very cool with dynamism and great sense of movement!
christina (2040) 2004-08-30 20:55
Magical! I really love the color aand motion. Great1
joseelias (0) 2004-09-01 8:43
Fabulous colors, sharpness and details. The motion blur is very well caught because it add details and textures but still does not compete with the building at the back.
hamster (104) 2006-04-08 10:28
I like this one. In such type of pictures very important is the composition. You've set it very well.
BTW, you have very nice pictures of my home city.
- Copyright: Steven Le Vourc'h (Curioso) (9271)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2004-08-11
- Categories: Transportation
- Camera: Nikon Coolpix 5700, 35-280mm f2.8-8.0, JPEG 100 ISO, Hama UV 72 mm
- Exposure: f/7.1, 5 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: FEW DAYS IN WARSAW
- Theme(s): Perspectives et mouvement [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2004-08-13 17:20
- Favorites: 1 [view]