Monday, November 1, 2010

the energy of night


I love how the lights of night can help you to capture a mood so perfectly. I can feel the calm and quiet of evening coming on in this image from Rio Maggiore, Italy. One of the five towns in the Cinque Terre, evenings are a peaceful time when the tourists disappear and the town settles in to sleep.

Contrast this with luzia pimpinella ♥ {nic}'s photo below, which shows the frenetic pace of New York city. I can feel the energy of night in the city that never sleeps through her photo. It's a wholly different energy than in Rio Maggiore, for sure.

I enjoyed noticing that difference. I hope you also were able to feel the energy of night with this theme. For me personally, it was fantastic seeing all of the images in the pool and the creative ways you captured night. Thank you!

Kat of The Kat Eye View of the World

anticipation...
anticipation... by luzia pimpinella ♥ {nic}                     

17 comments:

kt said...

What a wonderful contrast!

Christine said...

I really need to practive night shots more, these are beautiful!

lucy said...

amazingly different energy -- each exciting and magical in their own right. lovely shots.

Lotta Losten said...

Both of them really beautiful pictures with great atmosphere! I especially like the first one. Such lovely mood.

Oliag said...

I love the contrast here! ...and I love the Cinque Terre...my family and I visited that area in 2004 and I have been dreaming of going back ever since:)

Jamie said...

What a great contrast!

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

Love that first shot! And I loved visiting Cinque Terre, can't wait to go back some day. The contrast with the second is wonderful.

MaggieGem said...

Great contrast, very different energy indeed!

Definitely need to get out and try night shots, something to try in the next week or two.

Denise | Chez Danisse said...

Wonderful contrast represented here and you have me missing Riomaggiore and the Liguria area in general. It's such a beautiful place...

blue elephant photography said...

very different but very alike :)

{Nic Hildebrandt} luzia pimpinella said...

THANK YOU, muses... for featuring my picture... you made my day!

XO!

Teteel said...

Soft colors, nice mood, quietness, and in the other photo, strong lights and colors and motion and noise.
2 sides of the city life.
I like them both.

urban muser said...

great photos. great contrast!

Tricia - A Rosy Note said...

Beautiful photographs. I love your blog! Anita at Going a Little Coastal was kind enough to tell me about you...yay!

Kirstin Mckee said...

What a wonderful contrast and such great pictures!

Eppyville said...

Randomly came across your blog...and this post brought back wonderful memories of my visit to the Cinque Terre in 2007...a very breathtaking place to visit!

April said...

The energy in each is amazing! Wonderful job :)

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