Capping off a long day of Santa Fe sightseeing, we went to a small restaurant in Santa Fe's Railyard District called Cowgirl BBQ for dinner. I ate a Yak burger, my first time with yak as a meat. My wife had a dessert of icecream in the form of a baked potato - it was a bit of an alternative place, and it was delicious.
As night fell, they had a band playing on the patio, with lanterns like those in the picture strung around for light. Add the moon rising and you have an ideal scene.
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holmertz (31208) 2012-09-05 13:28
You show a considerable diversity of styles and motifs. This pictur is quite romantic, could also be a bit eerie, depending on your own mood. The moon is well placed in relation to the lanterns, and there is still enough daylight remaining for the tree to be clearly visible.
marabu61 (5863) 2012-09-05 13:31
Great composition with a ghostly mood to it. The claritiy of the lights contrasts nicely with the dramatic sky. I love the way the moon just about peeks out behind the tree.
Have a great time
sacavem (18604) 2012-09-05 13:44
Good work to capture this image.
Excellent composition, very nice colours, and sharpness.
mauro61 (52545) 2012-09-05 13:50
molto bravo a comporre questa immagine legando bene il bianco della luna alle lanterne.
L'albero è splendidamente inserito con un perfetto controluce,
icesurfer (414) 2012-09-05 14:34
Beautiful composition, with a nice contrast between the darkness of the scene and the warm light of the lamps.
Any reason why you kept your ISO speed relatively high (1600) in order to shoot at 1/200? probably 1/100 with 800 ISO was fast enough for this kind of picture, and with even less noise.
But it's just a minor suggestion, as the picture is great as it is.
rbellemare (2109) 2012-09-05 19:05
Great night picture you're showing us. I like the fact that the natural light can be seen into the clouds and by the presence of the moon. The artificial light is very well rendered.
Thank for sharing
danos (78036) 2012-09-06 0:33
beautiful night scsnery with the lanterns on the foreground and the half rising moon on the left, to makes the image even more attracrive.
I like the romandic environment with the dinner in a place like this to be a pleasure.
timecapturer (36972) 2012-09-06 3:27
like this, it is so atmospheric and intriguing. The light and the moon are so well placed and the effect quite tantalising. Your execution is perfect and the presentation creative and original. Well done!
Regards - Brian.
jhm (127883) 2012-09-06 3:32
These evening or night have to are very pleasant with a band playing nice music, this by moon light and three lanterns.
Perfect taken with an excellent angle, this gives depth and perspective.
Colors, sharpness and clarity are perfect taken.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice day,
macjake (45556) 2012-09-06 11:15
an interesting read, never had a Yak burger before....but i did have a Moose meat burger while traveling to eastern canada and it was the best burger i've ever had!
sounds like you had a memorable time :)
attractive yellow/gold lights contrasting the dark blue/grey skyline.
Bluejeans (64243) 2012-09-07 5:31
Ola Andrew ,
Bonitas estas lanternas penduradas nesta árvore dão uma bela atmosfera ao local , bom uso da foto na vertical , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
halikarnas (5898) 2012-09-07 5:45
Muazzam bir lacivert renk tonu içinde ışıklar harika olmuş.
divail (7884) 2012-09-07 19:41
La lumière est superbe. Le ciel bleu sombre est doucement éclairé par ces belles lanternes. Le choix du format vertical convient bien à cet arbre amputé.
JFS (32453) 2012-09-07 23:49
Dramatic and romatic, magical light, a nice way to shoot Santa Fe.
Have a good WE!
ryno (6396) 2012-09-09 9:06
Great atmosphere in this one, complemented by your note. You've captured the lanterns with great sharpness, and there's an attractive play of light and shadow/darkness here. The moody clouds add greatly to the overall effects. Don't know about the yak burger though...
clic (12465) 2012-09-11 5:58
Qite a spirited view in wich the number three is twice represented for a double pleasure for the eyes that could be mistaken for an HDR take, given the perfect densities everywhere.
josepmarin (56471) 2012-09-20 11:12
I like this minimalist composition based only on the lanterns that illuminate the patio of the restaurant, the tree, and the moon shining in the sky of the night.
The weak luminosity, the strong contrast of the silhouettes with the beautiful sky and the chromatic quality create a very attractive photo.
It's a nice work.
adores (30775) 2012-09-20 12:30
You captured a really nice detail of the place! The lanterns are really beautiful and the cloudy sky and the moon gave it a very special atmosphere. I'm sure you had a great experience there!
Noel_Byrne (13204) 2012-10-12 8:37
Such an apprpriate picture as Halloween approaches. The lanterns really pop out in this and stand out so well against that fantastic dark sky. The little bit of light on the trunk also adds great texture to the part of the tree that is illuminated!
Thanks for sharing.
kasianowak (3474) 2012-11-13 2:45
This is a beautiful combination of light and dark. Well done on exposure - what really makes it for me are the blue tones and clouds in the sky and, above all, the tiny moon in the top left corner.
Have a nice day
nels (2617) 2012-12-11 8:09
hi andrew, realy like your perspective with th emoon just peeping into the shot, and the reflection of the lantern on the tree trunk.
thebest (4114) 2012-12-12 23:18
The moon - the trees - the lanterns - wonderful night time image.
That moody dark sky with the moon is very nice.
Well done I like it very much.
- Copyright: Andrew Lipsett (ACL1978) (6497)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-08-23
- Categories: Food, Nature
- Camera: Nikon D3100, Nikkor AF-S 50 m/m f/1.8 G
- Exposure: f/2.8, 1/200 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): A Shot in the Dark, My Favorites [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2012-09-05 13:03