Thursday, August 7, 2008

Summer Night





















Someday I will learn to take really excellent photos at night. Until that happens, I will be posting blurry looking night photos! When I was out taking an evening stroll I looked up to see this tree bathed in light by a street lamp with the last bits of blue sky leftover from the day. This reminded me of something one would see in a Maxfield Parrish painting. I was pleased that what I was seeing was actually showing up on the camera, even if it is a bit blurry.


10 comments:

Islipian said...

The contrast of olivey-green tree to cobalt blue sky is beautiful!

LisaK said...

Gorgeous shot D. I think it is a pretty good shot for the time of day. I can see a Maxfield Parrish painting here.

Paz said...

Looks magical. Lovely shot.

Paz

bobbie said...

This is a really wonderful shot! And Maxfield Parrish is exactly what it brings to mind. You should be proud of this one.

Unicorns Never Fly... said...

I love it as is. The greens on the tree are fantastic.

Don't you wish, as I do, that we artists could DROP the ever present EGO and just see the true beauty in our own work without trying to draw attention to its flaws?

This picture is great. It has the perfect contrast of colors, and just the right amount of blurry to give it a mystical feel.

EGO DROP!

afaria1 said...

Definitely Maxfied Parrish. Great shot!

kitty said...

I find I can't set the shutter speed to anything more than 1/3 second. Anything longer without setting the camera on something else is hopelessly blurred.

Even a tiny blur is noticeable. It's funny how focus can instantly heighten the quality of a photograph.

I know the feeling though. It's that bluish sky that you want to capture. It's a lovely shade, slightly purply and intense.

Lydia said...

You got it! That really does look like a Maxfield Parrish. I had a poster of one of his pieces in college, and your shot here helped me recall some of my feelings back then. I think it's beautiful.

Arnold Layne said...

It looks like an editing job that could not be achieved in photoshop. Nice work!

Lily Hydrangea said...

Thanks so much for your very nice comments everyone. I'm glad you liked it as much as I did. It seems as though everyone agrees that there was something about this photo that is pleasing to the eye despite the blurriness.
& Unicorns, I like what you said, you made me laugh out loud.