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Moonlight in the Alley

Posted by
Ian Bramham (Manchester, United Kingdom) on 14 February 2008 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

A long exposure tripod mounted night shot of a shaft of moonlight coming through an archway in a deserted back alley in Stockport near Manchester.

This place was really creepy and so quiet I'm sure I could hear my own heartbeat......

NIKON D40 20 seconds F/8.0 ISO 1100 15 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Michael Rawluk from Prince George, Canada

Ian, you did it again. That is incredible. All the textures and details are wonderful as is the light.

14 Feb 2008 5:56am

@Michael Rawluk: Hi Michael....I'm really pleased you liked the photo! This has been sat on my computer hardrive for a while now as I wasn't really sure about it. I finally decided to have a go at processing it just last night.

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

Pure Drama, I adore this photo, easily I can say one of my favourites, the blue light is extraordinary and the photo doesn't creep me out itgives me hope, totally love this!

14 Feb 2008 10:28am

@Lorraine: Thanks Lorraine....I'm really pleased that you like it so much as it's one of those photos where I felt I should or could have done better as the location itself was very dramatic, especially alone in the silent darkness like that.

moodaholic from Denmark

Good thing you posted it. It has a great night mood. And the colors are awesome.

14 Feb 2008 11:49am

@moodaholic: Thanks moodaholic!

tom from Germany

Stunning shot. I love the light and the patch of blue sky in the background.

14 Feb 2008 8:53pm

@tom: Thanks Tom!

danthro from Suburbia, United States

nice shot, as usual. though usually when i imagine an alley at night, especially if i imagine it in the UK (definitely imagining since i've never really been), i imagine them a lot darker, like in those murder mystery movies where you can barely see anything. still, i don't think i'd want to be alone at night in this place either.

14 Feb 2008 10:48pm

@danthro: Thanks danthro......the original image was actually darker than this one but too dark to post.....maybe I lightened it too much

Melissa from Warsaw, United States

This is breathtaking! The light is exquisite, as is the texture and mood. Brilliant job! Love this!

14 Feb 2008 11:49pm

@Melissa: Thanks very much Melissa!

Putter from Belgium

Breathtaking night shot. The light is beautiful!

17 Feb 2008 9:17am

Anne from White Rock, BC, Canada

Superb shot Ian! I dare not do that at night alone - not any more anyway! It is just superb - thanks for deciding to post it and lightening it so that we could see it! :-)

18 Feb 2008 7:49am

amy from Rocky Mountain House, Canada

Wow!! Really, Ian, WOW!

19 Feb 2008 2:02am

20 seconds
ISO 1100
15 mm (35mm equiv.)