As night fell over the small Chesapeake Bay city of Annapolis, Maryland, these college students decided to venture out onto an awning for a little nighttime concert. With the people in the ice cream shop below and the mix of lights, it was an irresistible shot.
What you don't see here is the stifling heat; much of the eastern US is in the middle of a blistering heat wave, and Annapolis - already in a hot and humid area - was very uncomfortable during the day. As soon as night started to fall, more people emerged; though it was still very hot and stuffy, it was at least slight relief.
Shot handheld from across the street at 1/15 shutter, 800 ISO.
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AdrianWrobel (1676) 2013-07-19 1:01
Heil, podoba mi się to zdjęcie , ma w sobie urokliwy akcent i kolory ciepłego wieczoru. Pozdrawiam - Adrian
dkmurphys (52271) 2013-07-19 1:27
This is a great atmosphere capture. I like the scene and their funny idea with roof singing.
Enjoy a nice weekend.
lousat (81690) 2013-07-19 1:46
H Andrew,very very nice street scemery,the boys singing and playing on the roof are really funny! Original pic whit a great choice of the moment too,whit a nice contrast between the warm colors made by electric lights and the rest in the tipical blue of the start of evening.Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano
snunney (89050) 2013-07-19 3:56
It looks rather precarious up there and I am not sure I would want to be standing underneath; still you are only young once:-) A captivating daily life image with a great atmosphere to it. I like the lighting and understated colours. Much of Europe is also having a heatwave at the moment with temperatures in the thirties (ninety plus for you)
timecapturer (49288) 2013-07-19 5:33
a shot full of summer atmosphere and a really laid back feeling. The light and sense of relaxation are palpable here. Heat wave here in southern England too at the moment, but no Kilwin's sadly! Stay cool!
Have a good weekend - Brian.
Noel_Byrne (27000) 2013-07-19 6:28
A very nice daily life scene, and the difference of light is really well handled. We have a heatwave in Ireland too, 16 days now with no rain. I can sympathise with these people now :)
All the best
saxo042 (37602) 2013-07-19 8:56
The contrast between the cold blue light and the warm yellow light is very attractive in this picture. In some way this picture reminds me of that van Gogh painting from the night café in Arles.
krzychu30 (15510) 2013-07-19 9:44
excellently noticed and executed shot!These students sitting and playing on the awning create here really lovely-funny and relaxing mood.We can clearly see they all have a good time there.
Also technically the shot is superb!It has good sharpness,clarity and lovely and well contrasting colors.
Wish You a nice weekend
holmertz (44482) 2013-07-19 10:07
This is more than just street life, but "Awning life" is not such a good title. It's a really nice view anyway and a very plesant atmosphere, created not just by the people but also by the lamp and the light from inside the café. In spite of the not perfect conditions you managed a very sharp and very well exposed pictuer.
abmdsudi (46220) 2013-07-19 11:10
Summer has arrived! What a beautiful place to relax you have composed this so well, and the array of colours in the foreground make a wonderful show but everything leads the eye to the actions up there. I love the wonderful ambient and the feel. Congrats
Sonata11 (33641) 2013-07-19 11:18
what a fantastic captured of this scene with these young people which they enjoy the ice cream and the music at the same time. Great composition. I like it. Tfs and have a great WE,
marabu61 (9391) 2013-07-19 11:35
Well well, there are some people amusing themselves. I sometimes am jealous of the young, they can have such spontan fun everywhere.
I do hope but the extreme heat will be over soon though, even over here we have temperatures of way over 30C and for me as a winters person this is just to hot.
enjoy your weekend
kasianowak (7501) 2013-07-20 5:36
Lovely mixture of ambient and artificial light creating areas of contrasting colours. Well captured mood of that special time of the day.
Have a nice weekend
jcpix (13812) 2013-07-20 18:02
Impressively done from across the street, and handheld no less...this turned out great! Even more so than the technical details, I absolutely love the moment and atmosphere you caught here, what a great display of life out on the streets as people are trying to beat the heat. Great way to do it too, what's better to cool down than some ice cream? :) Back to the details for a bit, superb job on the exposure...keeping the light from that lamp in check is most remarkable, and the rendering of colors looks natural. Hope the heat breaks soon. Take good care.
Friendly regards from Az.,
mesutilgim (88536) 2013-07-21 13:31
Very nice and interesting scenery from Annapolis perfect captured !
The idea of roof musicians is just great !!
TFS and best regards
zoomer (6) 2013-07-22 7:55
Hi,I like your street and roof life scene.Great colors and atmosphere.Friendly regards,Wolf.
emka (85255) 2013-07-22 21:41
Hi, I somehow missed this one. What a surprise to see these young people on the small roof. very funny. i like the relaxed atmosphere in the evening. After very hot day it must be relieve to sit there and have a big portion of ice cream. Very nice shot.
ikeharel (62139) 2013-07-27 2:40
An icecream place n town, must be a fun place, Andrew.
I like the allocation of diff. light on pic. space, blue tone with yellow..
Lovley evening out on town, fine scene.
Enjoy your eekend.
Hansaphotos (7215) 2013-08-30 15:04
A well framed urban daily life scene. Amazing how they uses the canopy as a stage. You achieved a really good result considering the light and distance. A lovely scene, well rendered.
Best regards Erling
- Copyright: Andrew Lipsett (ACL1978) (7511)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-07-16
- Categories: Daily Life, Humorous
- Camera: Nikon D3100, Nikkor 18-105 1:3.5-5.6 G ED VR
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/15 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): A Shot in the Dark [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2013-07-18 17:31