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Annecy at Night

Posted by
Ian Bramham (Manchester, United Kingdom) on 8 May 2008 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

Following on from Monday's photo, this is another one from the beautiful French alpine town of Annecy.

This is a view of the medieval buildings that line the river as it flows through the old town from the lake.

NIKON D40 1/80 second F/1.4 ISO 200 45 mm (35mm equiv.)

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sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

A very different "street" scene. No street:-) It's beautiful.

8 May 2008 5:03am

Stu from Kyoto, Japan

Love the mood of this one, Ian. Wet, reflecting pavement, subdued lighting and two pedestrians sheltering from the rain. Perfecto.

8 May 2008 5:29am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

This is an awesome picture in b&w.

8 May 2008 7:18am

See The Light from Newcastle, United States

Wonderful image, has a very vintage feel. Great B&W, also enjoyed the link to the web site. So many ideas so little time!!!!

8 May 2008 7:44am

Observing from Chester, United Kingdom

Splendid image, I like the lights in the water. Also, the street looks deserted, or maybe it's very late. Lovely shot.

8 May 2008 8:11am

Margie from Auckland, New Zealand

This is very cool. Great b&w.

8 May 2008 8:47am

Cheryl from Boerne, United States

awsome image, makes me want to be there!! The reflections in the street really gives it a mood

8 May 2008 10:03am

eddy from tehran, Iran

lovely shot

8 May 2008 10:35am

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

So much atmosphere, lovely! Perfect in B/W!

8 May 2008 12:11pm

Jonas from Vitória, Brazil

I love Annecy. You captured wonderfully well the special atmosphere of the city at night.

8 May 2008 12:18pm

Alun Lambert from Cheshire, United Kingdom

Great shot, i like the lights in the water

8 May 2008 12:51pm

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

Sometimes I think I shouldn't comment anymore and just look, because you're so above and beyond excellency that it seems unimportant to comment, long comment for someone who doesn't want to comment LOL

8 May 2008 1:33pm

Blur69 from Kyoto, Japan

Excellent piece. How did you process this photo?

8 May 2008 1:39pm

@Blur69:'s just a straightforward processing of the original NEF 'Raw' file in Adobe Photoshop CS3 using the dedicated B&W converter and ten curves tool to add contrast.

Anne from White Rock, Canada

Superb night shot Ian! I think everyone before me has said it all! Just love this beautiful b&w anyway!

8 May 2008 3:43pm

hugo poon from Hong Kong

Ian, you've made me a very happy man by describing my pics as human and inspiring! Thank you so much.... Don't know how to put it, but it's clear to me I have no ambition to become a "photographer" - taking pics is such a pure and massive passion to me that I somehow rank it even higher than a job.:-)

Can't wait to see the rest of this lovely series!

See you and take care,

8 May 2008 4:38pm

Laurie from Lincoln, United States

Dude, are you making money from these? They would make excellent posters! Excellent image here! Wonderful!

8 May 2008 5:21pm

Stefan from Thiersee, Austria


8 May 2008 6:36pm

pierre from athis mons, France

Intimist B&W. I have to go to Annecy ;) !! Great !

8 May 2008 7:54pm

Viewfinder from Bradenton, United States

I want to visit this place. Great night shot; I like the curve of the river and the adjoining walking space along the bank. The glow of the lights reflecting in the water are a great feature, too.

9 May 2008 12:47am

akarui from Kagoshima, Japan

Beautiful atmosphere. I like it.

9 May 2008 12:58am

amy from Rocky Mountain House, Canada

You know? That's exactly what you're doing with your lens... you're capturing incredible moments and conveying the emotion of the moment brilliantly.

9 May 2008 3:30am

Sharon from Brooklyn, United States

Fantastic capture once again. Getting those people with an umbrella...priceless.

9 May 2008 4:43am

Marhilde from Geraardsbergen, Belgium

Amazing ! Awesome !Great ! Very attractive

9 May 2008 6:30am

Ian from Adelaide, Australia

Stunning street capture - Great composition & great lighting.

9 May 2008 11:45am

Joe from New Jersey, United States

Very reminiscent of Paris Street; Rainy Day by Gustave Caillebotte.

9 May 2008 9:26pm

ZmAjEvA from Belgrade, Afghanistan


10 May 2008 1:28am

Ian Bramham from Manchester, United Kingdom

Thanks to all of you for commenting on this photo....I don't have as much time as I'd like some days so please excuse my rudeness in not replying individually to all of you. I really appreciate you taking the time to leave such lovely words of encouragement.

10 May 2008 11:53pm

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

This is wonderful....tonality is great and the walkers coming out of the dark - with umbrellas (wonderful accent) - make the composition most attractive!

11 May 2008 2:08pm

shahab from Qazvin, Iran

Excellent shot!Perfect!!!

15 May 2008 7:55am

1/80 second
ISO 200
45 mm (35mm equiv.)