I had the enviable assignment of giving a series of lectures on board the Seabourn Sojourn's maiden voyage. During the two days, June 30-31, the elegant cruise ship was anchored in the harbor in Stockholm. I took the pair of photos from my stateroom, hoping to dramatize the difference between the night and day views. Most of the camera settings were similar, but the shutter speeds were vastly different. For the nighttime photo the exposure was a full 30 seconds and for the other, 1/90 second. Of course, a tripod was an essential piece of equipment for the former.
A tender is used to transport passengers back and forth between the ship and the port. And indeed, In the accompanying Workshop, the Sojourn and the harbor area are both seen. I would like to dedicate the photo to my former university student, Robin Söderquist, and his family, specifically Rickard, Lisa and Joakim, who greeted us in Stockholm, and treated us to a delicious meal.
I shot both the night and day photos in simple jpeg format. For the nighttime photo the file size was 3884x2600 pixels, 3.1 MB, ISO 200, the 28-200 mm Nikkor set at 48 mm, f/18 aperture, and a time exposure of 30 seconds. For the daytime photo the files size was 3872x2592 pixels, 4.1 MB, ISO 200, the 28-200 mm Nikkor set at 48 mm, f/18 aperture, 1/90 shutter speed.
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mauro61 (52631) 2011-02-11 0:23
due versioni della bella città svedese con l'inquadratura che sale dal molo del porto alla città.
Bella la resa in entrambi gli scatti,
serp2000 (41648) 2011-02-11 0:40
Good idea and excellent realisation. I have the similar experience. I think,to meke this night shot in june is very difficult, because a night time is very shrt. Well done.
Have a great friday!
bukitgolfb301 (37306) 2011-02-11 0:45
Hi my dear Bulent
Excellent comparison! Good idea indeed.
Night and daytime are so different, admirable.
Nice presentation for excellent bright fresh color!!! The composition is also well considered and organized. Thanks for sharing with your finest posting, have a good last day of a week and best regards,
Takero from snowed Tokyo
erhan1958 (15461) 2011-02-11 0:48
MÜKEMMEL BİR DÜŞÜNCE
EN KISA ZAMANDA BENDE DENEYİM BAKALIM NASIL BİRŞEY ÇIKAR ORTAYA
papagolf21 (89063) 2011-02-11 1:27
Bonjour, cher ami Bulent,
Je crois bien que c'est la première fois que je vois une telle présentation !
La réussite est totale ! les mots sont parfois inutiles, il suffit de contempler et d'admirer.
bona (13255) 2011-02-11 2:52
nice idea to show the place at day and night. Both photos are great with good light and colors. But the night view in the up conners have a black thing, what was that?
Nice homage to your student. You are an Univerty professor?
Thanks for share.
Bluejeans (64249) 2011-02-11 5:37
Bonita esta tua composição com estas duas fotos dia e noite , gostei mais da imagem de noite devido aos reflexos coloridos no rio , bonitos detalhes de arquitectura , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
Bom fim de semana
Didi (58422) 2011-02-11 8:55
Hi my Friend
Very interesting difference between evening and morning composition.
Very good management of lights.
francio64 (39643) 2011-02-11 12:43
bella questa immagine che mostra lo stesso luogo con lo stesso POV in due momenti diversi del giorno.
vasilpro (41091) 2011-02-11 15:53
Interesting compositions in antidiabetic times of the day, excellent idea, beautiful photo work.
Have a nice weekend, Vasilis.
Sonata11 (33526) 2011-02-11 18:25
you presented this picture with fantastic idea. We have oportunity at the same time to look and admire wonderful day and night. Great colors, sharpness, clarity, fantastic framed as well. Great point of view. All are great. My congrats. Thanks for sharing.
All the best and have a great weekend,
bostankorkulugu (42190) 2011-02-12 1:00
stokholm çok beğendiğim bir şehir... her açıdan güzel... bu açıdan da...
Longroute (19396) 2011-02-12 2:01
I love Stockholm, even if I spent only few days there with an awful weather, just because it's a city built on the water. I like this comparison between day and night taken from the ship. I think that ships are a good way to arrive in a place, you go to the core of cities without passing through the often found squalor of the periphery. I guess the ship could not be berthed by the quay because of her depth...
You were lucky you have found a fine weather there, the colours are splendid.
agulberk (3794) 2011-02-12 6:43
Merhabalar Bülent Hocam
Çok güzel,farklı ve orijinal bir düşünce.Bu iki fotoğrafta gecenin ve gündüzün farklı ışık ve renk kompinasyonlarının
güzelliğin farklı katmanlarını yansıttığını görüyoruz.Hatta bu mekan sabah,öğle,akşam ve yatsı vakitlerinde çekilecek olursa bu güzelliğin farklı ışık hüzmeleri ile fotoğrafların renk,gölge,parlaklık,contrast,netlik,keskinlik gibi yönlerinin 5 farklı kombinasyonlarını görebiliriz diye düşünüyorum.
ciakgiak (30423) 2011-02-12 13:05
Ciao caro Bulent,
è sempre molto interessante vedere un paesaggio in due diversi aspetti.
Ed in entrambi l'atmosfera è molto piacevole ed attraente, con colori ben resi e qualitativamente eccellenti. Complimenti e buon WE!
Un caro saluto.
emka (84085) 2011-02-12 15:33
Great idea to show the same in day and night. But it was easier task than to show the same in four seasons, like Paolo did. At the beginning of my presence on TE I tried to show the same spot after 28 years. Excellent both pictures, but maybe more i like the day's view. The colours are very nice.. Nice dedication to your former student. The title reminded me the famous Escher's picture.
mesutilgim (88154) 2011-02-12 16:33
Selam sevgili Bülent,
Çok güzel ve değişik bir çalışma. Birara ben de denemiştim bu tür "paket"leri.
Gecesi de gündüzü de ayrı güzel bir şehir Stockholm. Güzel notlar ve bilgilerle zenginleşmiş bir TE katkısı.
Selam ve sevgiler
MLINES (12516) 2011-02-12 17:40
Hi Bulent, Good to see both aspects of this view, having not been to Scandinavia, it has a mysterious draw. The people i meet from this part of the world in Malaysia oil & gas sector are usually wonderful guys with lots of stories. TFS. Murray
anokutan (15097) 2011-02-13 3:11
Bülent bey merhaba,
Gündüzü de güzel gecesi de.İkisini bir arada sunmanız da ayrı bir güzellik katmış kareye.Tebrikler.
rodgerg (55767) 2011-02-13 8:47
An excellent idea with this beautiful contrast day Vs night. Two beautiful image with a POV very well selcetd. The dored and coloured light arise very well in the black of the night. Good contrast too in the day's view.
Have a nice evening,
AKITA (15125) 2011-02-13 18:35
each view is beautiful and attractive, and doubled images show us unchangeable essence of this place very artistically,
the light and colors are always changing, every time those are unique and elegant,
we can see ideal view of the place in our imaginations indeed,
thank you for your excellent shot,
shevchenko (18892) 2011-02-13 18:43
Normally we move so fast from a location to another destination in the trip visit to foreign country, it is so good you have enough time to made day and night photo to a same place. Good comparision and the city view is in different mood at the day and night, thanks for sharing WS photo too.
PJE (20758) 2011-02-13 21:54
Bulent the night and day combo is very well matched here and your explanation in execution is interesting. Lighting makes all the difference in the world, and the rock wall in the night scene has some interesting shadow lines that are not evident in the day photo. Very interesting results and a wonderful capture of Stockholm.
jhm (142794) 2011-02-14 3:31
Splendid how you shows the day and night picture together on one image.
Also your WS picture is very nice with the boat as subject, perhaps I would remove the chain in foreground.
Both picture give a very good feeling through the soft color and the splendid composition.
Perfect angle choice, also colors and presentation are pleasant for look at.
Very well done, TFS.
mayjayne (4229) 2011-02-14 5:58
I admire this idea of yours, but most of all, I like the silvery sheen of the water in the night and the reflections...it makes the night so magical....
I have been studying such night settings for a while now, and most are similar to yours, to achieve that effect. Also, the tripod - I tried using almost the same settings for some recent night shots - handheld - but no way !
Thanks for sharing,
archimatica (20331) 2011-02-15 9:36
Interesting comparison thanks to the perfect coincidence of the two-point shooting.
Really a nice work, well done!
delpeoples (54455) 2011-02-15 17:11
An excellent idea to deliver the 2 images of the same subject during the day and during the evening. They look so different. Of course, my favourite is the nocturnal shot, but both have qualities of superb sharpness and great light control. Beautiful job, congratulations and I wish you a lovely evening.
paololg (31448) 2011-02-17 10:07
Excellent experiment, dear Bulent, you have had really a good idea, realized with yours usual perfect photographic quality. Good management of the light in both the shots. You have opened a new way to testify the beauty of the cities. Congratulations!
Ciao, have a nice Friday!
Mari63 (4085) 2011-02-17 13:11
mi piace la tua idea di proporci la stessa scena in tempi diversi. La notte evidenzia particolari che il giorno maschera. Ad esempio le crepe sui muri di notte sono visibili. Ah, cosa fa la luce el giorno! Ciao Mari
Urs (14082) 2011-02-18 5:52
After almost one week I finally find time to check your latest photograph, an excellent idea to show us day and night from the same spot. It gives a choice, the night looks more romantic then the day, that is for sure. Nonetheless both shots are sharp and vibrant. Well done.
BWJ (3064) 2011-02-18 17:51
The difference between the 1/90 second day shutter and the 30 second night shutter is magical! Both shots are great examples of well managed lighting as well as excellent DOF and clarity. The night shot is my favorite with the lovely color reflections, shadows, and the wonderful dark blue night sky. I really like your choice of presentation for this post.
resat1972 (7486) 2011-02-19 6:44
Bülent Bey Merhaba
aynı yerden nefis iki pozlama
gece çalışmanızda çok güzel görünüyor
jaywalker (16101) 2011-02-21 14:02
Hi Bulent, A lovely dual photo & nice to see it in the day & night versions, I love the two contrasting sky, TFS, kind regards Wilson.
danyy (0) 2011-02-26 0:09
c'est toujours interessant de voir un meme endroit sous des lumières différentes, et même sous des saisons différentes.
Un cadrage précis pourrait presque donne une superposition parfaite des deux photos.
Un bel endroit dont la beauté est agréablement relayée par tes photos.
jemaflor (88125) 2011-02-26 8:19
Excellent idea with this same pov at two different moment, well presented and captured, the nightshot is very well managed with soft colors on the water reflections.
Angshu (56454) 2011-02-27 4:05
Hello Professor 'A'
A very interesting study here...shots taken in the day & night from exactly the same place. Actually the artificial lights on the dome is very attractive, against a late blue hour sky & therefore wins my vote over the day time shot. I wonder what are the two dark triangles like those photo angles of earlier photo albums on either of the top corners!?
The Sojourn is a majestic ship!
With warmest Regards
sultana (2101) 2011-04-08 9:15
Merhaba Bülent Bey,
İki farklı gun ışığındaki fotoğraflar çok güzel ve öğretici bir paylaşım.Ben gece halini çok beğendim..Elerinize sağlık.
nobuikehonda (3848) 2011-05-18 19:04
Hello Professor Atalay,
I must thank you at least twice today. Once for your generosity on the tower photo, and once again for the critique that you have just offered me. I thank you.
The image above is an interesting way to study and to present two images of the same place photographed at different time. I haven't shown the photos, but I attempted a similar photos at Chartres in different seasons.
Your note is always impeccable. And the study above is fascinating. You are an artist, and at hart you are equally a scientist. By comparing two images, from an artistic point of view, both images are equally beautiful. I like them both. It is notably interesting to find how differently the same object or a place changes its appearance simply by the way it is illuminated.
I would like to think that I can still learn from you as well as from the others.
I thank you once again professor.
Very best regards,
Have a great week,
boa (6233) 2011-05-29 14:06
an excellent idea with a night and day photo of Södermalm from the same spot. I grew up in a house to the left of the church by the way :) Could be a little sharper but the overall impression is good.Tfs !
Have a nice evening.
mafegan (8624) 2011-06-28 6:23
I notice the two photos are perfectly lined up. The light in the night scene is perfect. The resulting reflections contrasst with the brown water of the day scene. Very good and thanks, Marlene
holmertz (43685) 2011-12-26 7:03
I found these fine combined photos when I took a look at what you had accomplished in Sweden. Although I live on that island, ten minutes on foot from this area, I rarely see it from this angle. The contrasting atmospheres are very interesting to compare. Did you know, by the way, that the church is brand new, an exact copy of the original 17th century church that was burned down around 1990. And just in case you have read the Millennium trilogy (they may not interest you), the large building in the upper right corner is where the heroine bought a huge flat for money she had diverted from a crook's accounts.
Please excuse me for this diversion from the critique of the photo :-)
I wish you a Happy New Year.
mirosu (15126) 2012-07-10 11:22
Perfect combination. Excellent colors and light in both pictures. I like the night version very much.
EstudioChispa (2076) 2013-08-15 12:04
Fascinating exercise, Dr. Atalay, and thanks for the well-documented data. It blows my mind that the difference in exposure time could be (if my math is correct) 2700x! Among its many significances, it is testimony to the miracle of the human eye!
I came to this shot, by the way, from your comment at "the Signs of Hong Kong" by Daniel Solinger (marabu61). Funny little threads lead us to unexpected delights...
- Copyright: Bulent Atalay (batalay) (36451)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-06-30
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D200, 28-200mm F3.5-5.6 ED AF Zoom Nikkor
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2011-02-11 0:11
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