I shot this photo at 1844 hours. I more or less based the exposure on the camera settings of a previous shot and experimented in this one.
This day Lima's atmosphere was really clean, with low concentration of dust, pollution or marine aerosol.
I am located on the top of a cliff in the district of Miraflores, just by the sea. The traffic passing on the road close to the ocean leaved the red and yellow trails. The city lights in the background are Callao, a part of the city near the port and some 20km away (the brilliant white light to the right is in a park nearby, however).
The two small hills just in the left border of the photo in the horizon is the San Lorenzo island, also seen here but from the north side —this is south.
The sky had really this colours but somewhat fainter. The bright star on the top is planet Venus.
Rotated 1°CW; adjusted levels, curves, saturation. Applied unsharp masking below the horizon and Gaussian blur above it (0.4). All in PS.
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edji (1368) 2004-04-14 1:39
Nice shot with good exposition.
But... I don't understand how the traffic can dissapeared ? The road stop there ? :)
robertspotswood (84) 2004-04-14 2:02
Great shot getting the sky and Venus. I would have cropped it a little to get rid of the bright white light and put Venus closer to the top of the picture.
RGatward (20086) 2004-04-14 3:40
This is clever idea, edji, if you look carefully you can see it go behind the hill in the middle distance.
amitai (879) 2004-04-14 11:44
Very Beautiful, But I think you have too much dark areas, if the road had continued straight, then it'd be perfect.
cecile (4193) 2004-04-14 16:34
intéressant comme image, assez intriguant! j'aime bien la route au premier plan qui guide notre regard en haut de l'image. les couleurs sont très belles
Rinie_Hoff (9340) 2004-04-15 9:02
Hi Jurgen, very nice nightshot, I like the different colors in it, the red in the sky is really great, and the clouds really at to the atmosphere, it's as if they frame the picture. Nice shot!
retlash (797) 2004-05-04 20:39
Great photo. The star (planet?), the time-lapse effect of the car lights, the colors, the composition...couldn't be better!
sarju (5324) 2005-09-29 14:29
Speaking honestly, I am not really that happy with the composition of this shot, the horizon seems still tilted, I would have liked to see more of the road .... but you do show very impressive settings with very dramatic sky and flow of traffic
thanks for sharing .... cheers
Marlis (2298) 2005-10-18 14:19
what an interesting capture. The S-curve disappearing but pointing straight at the bright light- ingenious POV.
The nightshot is admirable- beautifully colored night sky.
- Copyright: Jurgen DP (jurgen) (2074)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2004-03-28
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Minolta Maxxum 600si, Minolta 35-70mm, Kodak E100VS
- Exposure: f/13.0, 15 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Dusk & Dawn [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2004-04-14 1:36