Posted by Rick (Toronto, Canada) on 17 April 2013 in Abstract & Conceptual and Portfolio.
A fifteen second unfocused exposure of apartment lights, seemingly turned organic. We even witness one fleeing the scene ;-)
15-seconds | window-lights
17 Apr 2013 6:00am
@Shaahin Bahremand: Thank you.
D'un bel effet. Comme une ruche psychedelique, avec toutes ces alvéoles multicolores.
17 Apr 2013 6:30am
@Mowgli: Une superbe description en votre commentaire! Merci.
17 Apr 2013 6:44am
@Ana Lúcia: Glad you think so; thanks !
17 Apr 2013 6:45am
@Aubélia: The natural result of many people in their apartments... how they decorate and light the spaces. Thanks !
Fantastic bokeh of light !
17 Apr 2013 7:05am
@Anna.C: I had my tripod on the balcony for some promised dramatic weather, which never happened, and thought this might make up for the letdown ;-) My thanks, Anna.
so so beautiful colors & lights!
17 Apr 2013 7:12am
@omid: I like your enthusiasm : thanks !
Beautiful long exposure shot
17 Apr 2013 7:13am
@Sarito: Funny how it varies with exposure choices, too. Twenty seconds and beyond didn't result in this "alive" look, and also it was lightly raining which may have contributed to that. Thank you.
We can see their chromosomal heritage in each chromatic cell.
That's the power of photographic image.
17 Apr 2013 7:20am
@Gérard Beullac: Well said and observed, as usual. There is a feeling of the microscope that I like when viewing the result. Thank you ! (have to say, your most recent batch of photos = superb !!
Yes amazingly cellular
17 Apr 2013 9:31am
@grouser: A symbolic replication of human life within the many apartments, perhaps ? Thanks, mister g.
Amazing effect, Rick - like microbes dancing in the light.
17 Apr 2013 10:55am
@Stephen: I was quite fond of the "solar" one, with its little sunlike corona. Thanks, Stephen.
Superbes confettis ! 5* Bravo et merci Rick pour le partage. Bon après-midi.
17 Apr 2013 11:19am
@julie: Confettis... oui :-) J'apprécie la générosité!
Excellent work Rick, great inspiration for those of us stuck at home with photographer's block. A reminder that you can make art anywhere if you can only find that knack of retuning your brain.
17 Apr 2013 11:53am
@digitalCG: Thanks very much. We are utterly surrounded by potential images, but photographer's block can impose a void upon us at times. I like "happy accidents".
I like what you did. Great shot Rick !
17 Apr 2013 12:34pm
@Irene: Nothing planned, of course. Just an impulse, and I'm glad you like it. Thanks !
Beautiful patterns. Splendid.
17 Apr 2013 12:47pm
@Lai Chan See: Thanks !
You are so creative :-)
17 Apr 2013 1:57pm
@Curly: Aw shucks ;-)
the exciting sweet mood when children play
17 Apr 2013 2:41pm
@maurizio jaya costantino: Yes ! the childlike aspect, for sure. Thanks, m.
17 Apr 2013 3:24pm
@Martine: Merci beaucoup !
Amazing! Some of the hexagonal cells seem to be cell plants!
17 Apr 2013 4:25pm
@Francisco Romero: I was pleasantly surprised by the detail within them. Might have been due to the light drizzle between my lens and the distant building windows... thanks !
Like part of a dream !!!
17 Apr 2013 5:03pm
@Anthony Morgan Lambert: The part where the morning alarm is about to go off and you badly need a coffee... cheers, Ant.
One of my favorites today! Love the shapes and light.
17 Apr 2013 5:52pm
@Ruthiebear: Flattered to be in that group, Ruthie. My thanks.
Oh now this is phenomenal sir! I Love this fleeting, colourful, light fantastic show here:-) Great stuff......Speaking of light shows, on Google last night I was just looking at our emails back and forth and I wound up watching one of the videos you did of the UFO's in Toronto....Barbara and I were awestruck....And it was totally cool to hear your comments )great stuff that HAD to be weird man! <3
17 Apr 2013 6:36pm
@Denny Jump Photo: Awesome feedback, sir : thanks a lot ! Very cool that you found that footage. I don't advertise it and remain convinced that we saw something very unusual. I have seen paper lanterns and know the difference, and also my friend who you hear in the video subsequently saw an even more impressive display but didn't/couldn't record it. My mind is always open. I have saved several messages on Youtube from a gentleman who is a meteorologist and has personally witnessed incredible things in the upper atmosphere, using infrared and other means. One day I will post his writings to me, leaving him anonymous at his request.
Great creative shot! I love these cells of light !
17 Apr 2013 9:00pm
@Mireille T.: A very simple idea and a happy result, I thought. Very glad to have it well received, thanks !
What a creative and unique capture!! I would never have guessed that these were lights from residences, but perhaps string lights. I love how they have all taken on a hexagon shape. Beautiful colors!
17 Apr 2013 11:00pm
@Steven: You can see the left edge of the building, and although the camera was mounted on my tripod some of the lights float forward and out of the structure's edge... a fascinating freedom of light at fifteen seconds. Thanks for the feedback !
There's always one fleeing the scene of the crime ha, awesome light action and color !
18 Apr 2013 12:19am
@Abena: That moving one made me laugh, because I already thought they looked alive. Thanks, Abena.
They really seem living organisms seen through a microscope ... Beautiful and creative abstract !!! The colors and shapes are great ...
18 Apr 2013 12:47am
@Baldwin Vandewalle: I have been able to resist the temptation for outright voyeurism, given the many apartment buildings within my view, but this respected peoples' privacy and gave me a fun result. My thanks.
This is fun to see ... a good capture of the lights.
18 Apr 2013 1:42am
@Judy aka L@dybug: Fun is the key :)
18 Apr 2013 6:42am
Congratulations on this well deserved Spotlight !!!
18 Apr 2013 5:24pm
@Baldwin Vandewalle: Thanks a lot. Camera playtime gets rewarded :-) I apologize for the recent and future absence from Am3 until my crazy work schedule abates. I am off today and get to attend a concert featuring Clutch, one of my favourite live bands, and so the Spotlight just makes it an even nicer day !
Congratulations on your SPOTLIGHT!
18 Apr 2013 5:48pm
@Ruthiebear: Thanks, Ruthie !
I have just read your answer to my comment ;-) I'm very happy to you for this Spotlight ! Congratulations Rick ! have a great end of day and concert ;-)
18 Apr 2013 6:03pm
@Anna.C: Thanks on all counts, Anna. The weather is wonderfully mild for a change and it should be a fantastic evening.
Not only a spotlight but a bouquet of spotlights !
18 Apr 2013 6:09pm
@Gérard Beullac: Most eloquent of you ! Merci beaucoup !
understandable...(re your re)
18 Apr 2013 6:22pm
@Denny Jump Photo: Yep :)
18 Apr 2013 6:44pm
@omid: Thank you !
Congratulations Rick dear ! You exquisitely rock. ;-)
18 Apr 2013 7:04pm
@Florence: A big hug of a comment ! Thanks a lot for the grin maker.
Magnifique Monsieur!! Well done and VERY well Deserved :-)
18 Apr 2013 7:24pm
@Denny Jump Photo: Thanks a lot, nation-neighbor ! I've no clue what constitutes the ingredients of worthiness, but am always pleased and given a lift by the nod.
Yes ! Félicitations.
18 Apr 2013 7:50pm
@Mowgli: Merci beaucoup !
Je l'avais raté celle-ci, vraiment géniale. Félicitations pour le Spotlight. Bonne journée.
18 Apr 2013 8:13pm
@Tede: Merci, Tede !
Congrats on your Spotlight here - proof that we do not meed to travel halfway around the world to find a good image !
18 Apr 2013 8:32pm
@Ronnie 2¢: Thanks very much, Ronnie. I travelled about thirty feet, I think ;-)
Congratulations on your spotlight Rick ! Have a lovely evening!!!
18 Apr 2013 9:00pm
@Mireille T.: Thank you, two times !
Bravo Rick pour ce magnifique Spotlight ! bonne journéeB
19 Apr 2013 5:24am
@julie: Merci beaucoup, julie ! (you are so classy!)
19 Apr 2013 5:34am
@Heinz: Sehr nett von Ihnen !
Cosmic - congrats on your Spotlight, Rick!
19 Apr 2013 6:01am
@Stephen: My thanks, you classy individual, you !
Congratulations on the spotlight
19 Apr 2013 6:19am
@Aubélia: Very kind of you : thanks very much.
pure art, WELL DONE
19 Apr 2013 8:15am
@Dimitrios: Thanks very much.
Bravo pour ton spotlight!!!!!
19 Apr 2013 9:07am
@Martine: Merci, Martine !
Congratulations on Spotlight
19 Apr 2013 10:43am
@kiwisa: Thank you.
Marvellous abstract and beautifully photographed. Congratulations on the Spotlight !
19 Apr 2013 1:15pm
@Laurette: Very kind of you, Laurette : thanks !
This is totally creative! A fantastic image! Congratulations on the Spotlight!
20 Apr 2013 1:37am
@Elaine Hancock: Thanks very much, Elaine :-)
Congrats on a deserved spotlight !
20 Apr 2013 4:35am
@saran: Very kind of you : thanks !
congratulations on your Spotlight.
20 Apr 2013 5:22am
@Lai Chan See: Thank you very much.
congratulations, sir, is all i can say here! what a bold concept and what a clever choice for the spotlight !!!
20 Apr 2013 5:25pm
@franz: Thanks very much, good sir.
21 Apr 2013 12:27pm
@Betsy Barron: Thanks a lot !
Cool shot, Rick! Congratulations on the Spotlight!
22 Apr 2013 4:51pm
@Ryan Hammond: Double thanks, Ryan !
l'effet est magnifique!
22 Apr 2013 8:37pm
@Enzo: Merci beaucoup, Enzo !
Hi Rick, catching up now, congratulations on the beautiful Spotlight here, magnifique !~
1 May 2013 6:01pm
@Phil Morris: Big thanks, Phil ~ and congratulations on your wonderful blue themed self-portrait being included in the latest Aminus gallery, also in blue notes.
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