Saturday, 18 December 2010

Lights


I was out with my camera and tripod taking photos of the Living Advent Calendar windows and then I got a bit carried away!  Saltaire looks different and slightly mysterious at night - especially against the eerie sodium glare from the city street lights that casts a golden glow across the night sky.  This is a view of the New Mill seen from Roberts Park, across the river.  The reflected lights make it an obvious choice for Weekend Reflections this week. (For more interpretations on the theme of reflections,  please go to James' Newtown Area Photo).  I'm still a novice at night photography but it produces some interesting images so I shall resolve to get some more practice.

For a view of the New Mill from a similar vantage point but in the daylight, please see here.

36 comments:

  1. The "novice" seems to be gifted!! I would not be able to do such a shot!I find it very beautyful!!

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  2. What a beautiful night shot! I love the reflections.

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  3. Gorgeous reflections and a terrific capture, Jenny! I always love the watery reflections! Very dramatic looking! Hope you have a wonderful weekend! Enjoy!

    Sylvia

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  4. Wow, beautiful reflections. I really like the the water as well. A fantastic night shot.

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  5. I bought a big pukka, all sing all dancing tripod about 20 years ago - one day I'll use it.
    Nice shot of the mill.

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  6. Very atmospheric! I love the difference between the texture of the water above the weir and below it.

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  7. Nice one, Jenny. It seems that you have figured out how to do these night shots. I'm lousy still.

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  8. This is a stunning night shot! I have not yet learned how to do this. I never thought of using a tripod, perhaps this would help. ~Lili

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  9. Oh Jenny, this is an absolutely breath-taking photo! I just love it!

    Thank you for your comment on our little neighborhood country church. They made two arrests connected with the fire and sadly one involved the son of friends. It must be so horrid for them. They are wonderful people and already there are comments that this young man must have had a bad upbringing. It is so unfair and untrue.

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  10. Beautiful photo Jenny!
    Have a nice weekend:)

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  11. Jenny, I had to tell you - I just showed that amazing photo to my husband. He sighed and said, 'There's just something not right about this (meaning that he envies you having all that great photo subject matter at hand!)...I suppose we could take a picture of the squirrel at the feeder.' LOL

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  12. You are gifted! This shot is beautiful.

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  13. Beautiful night shot! The tripod is a great help for these kind of shots.

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  14. Love these shot. The reflection is great.
    Red balls

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  15. You've captured a wonderful scene here. Enjoy your weekend!

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  16. I love the colour of the sky in this shot. And the water flowing.

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  17. Very pretty night scene. I love night scenes. The building looks like the movie version of a sanitarium at night. I do really like the water in the foreground and the reflection.

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  18. Super wonderful night capture of the New Mill, Jenny...

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  19. It is a terrific night shot, I don't think you are a novice any more. I love the colour of the sky as well as the reflections and not at all blurry.

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  20. I read your posts every day, but seldom comment. I love the last two pictures you've put on - this one and the band stand by night are beautiful! I love the smooth movement in the water. Lovely.

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  21. What a extraordianry shot ! I just love the colors on it : the sky looks just like gold... And the water reflection is really stunning !

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  22. I love the shot. It's very beautifully framed, and what a gorgeous place. Lovely reflection too.

    Happy weekend, Evelyn

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  23. This is a converted mill, correct? How nice they preserved it rather than tearing it down. You can almost close your eyes and imagine what sounds came from this when it was a working mill. The belfry is spectacular. Nicely done!

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  24. What a super, atmospheric photo. I love the lights in the windows of the mill and the reflections in the water:)

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  25. This is a wonderful photograph. I love soft sky, the many different sources of light and the reflections.

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  26. More than lovely, Jennyfreckles. (Love that name! Expect you have angel kisses...)

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  27. Very atmospheric and indeed slightly eerie. But beautiful.

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  28. Well, you may be a novice but this is a beautiful scene and lovely reflection! Keep it up!

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  29. I would say you're more than a novice
    this is a lovely photo
    the warm glow is wonderful

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  30. Great shot. It's a lesson to me that not all night photography needs to be lit from the outside. I rediscovered my interest in this subject recently but it was so funny as the tripod was sliding on the ice.

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  31. Wow! This is magnificent! Not satanic mills but heavenly.

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  32. WOW!!! This would make a great screensaver :)

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