Here a photo of the city where now I owrk and live. Macaé is located in the North of Rio de Janeiro State. The city is famous by it petroleum extraction. However the city is not like Dubay for my sadness.
Macaé was in the past a city focused on agribusiness and fishing. However after the discovery of presalt pretroleum reserve, today most part of the city is related with this new industrial area. But besides the great amounts of money the city don't grow up as it should.
Many social economical problems was generated by this oil industry including high levels of apartament rent, high cost of life and increase of poverty. Problems if energy and water supply normaly occurs. And with the high increase of population (200% of increase in 10 year) violence if growing too.
I hope in a near future many of this problems like that could be solve and the city could grow better then now.
In the photo the C Street, one of the street that link the neightborhoods of Gloria and Riviera at night before rain.
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rigoletto (34279) 2014-01-03 10:25
hi andre. the thumbnail suggested lava flowing out a volcano but the result is no less fantastic. i usually prefer a colder white balance in night photos, but here you really achieved what you intended. the colors and the clouds do give a fire atmosphere.
parvatibb (1387) 2014-01-03 13:27
Indeed looks like the streets are on fire. And the clouds make the effect more pronounced.
have a great WE
Disabled_A (0) 2014-01-04 4:04
these lights make the street look as if it's paved with shining pure gold. The glowing sky adds a lot to this effect - as if the "street gold" lightens it up :) Very beautiful "fiery" shot! excellent vertical composition.
best wishes of a Happy New Year!
greetings from very rainy Stockholm,
dkmurphys (62903) 2014-01-04 9:27
It surely looks like the whole city is on fire! Amazing capture, love the idea and the light management.
Have a fine weekend.
mcmtanyel (27030) 2014-01-04 9:58
Ah, yes! It looks like not only the street but the whole area is on fire. It's an effect that Emperor Nero would be jealous for. Congratulations for this inspirational photo and TFS!
adramad (48434) 2014-01-05 8:21
A magnificent night composition, contrast with the powerful street lighting and dark environment, creates a great contrast and certainly seems as if it were fire, nice touch with city buildings in the background.
The image is very bright and has a good sharpness.
I wish you a good weekend.
siamesa (28123) 2014-01-06 1:11
Beleza de foto. Cheia de luz. Perfeito ponto de vista.
wolf38 (31296) 2014-01-11 1:28
Hello Andre. A great photo mitr a very fitting title. The view from the top of the city shows the nocturnal beauty. Well seen and realized.
Best rgds, Wolfgang.
fritzi007 (11884) 2014-02-28 16:22
very good night shot and informative commentary, congratulations!
Wish you a nice day
- Copyright: Andre Bonavita (bona) (13739)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-01-29
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Canon EOS Rebel T3i, Canon EF 18-135mm F/3.5-5.6 IS USM
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-01-03 9:56