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Annecy at Night

Posted by
Ian Bramham (Manchester, United Kingdom) on 9 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.

NIKON D40 1/30 second F/2.0 ISO 280 45 mm (35mm equiv.)

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tom from Frankfurt, Germany

Wow. I really like this shot, the light, the shadows on the wet street.

9 May 2008 5:03am

@tom: Thanks very much Tom!

Marhilde from Geraardsbergen, Belgium

Another attractive shot. Great !!

9 May 2008 6:34am

@Marhilde: Thanks very much Marhilde!

Anne from White Rock, Canada

Oh! another beautiful night shot in Annecy! Really love this narrow street with its old architecture and light reflecting off the wet cobblestones. Really well done!

9 May 2008 8:30am

@Anne: Thanks Anne!

I'm switching to something new tomorrow but I'll probably come back to these nightime Annecy ones as there's some more on my computer that I haven't processed yet.

Alun Lambert from Cheshire, United Kingdom

Great night shot again

9 May 2008 8:31am

@Alun Lambert: Cheers Alun!

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

They are dancing and singing in the rain :) Very nice shot with great athmosphere!

9 May 2008 10:03am

@MadScientist: thanks very much!

Michael Skorulski from Cigel, Hong Kong

A lovely painting like image, Ian. Beautiful!

9 May 2008 10:09am

@Michael Skorulski: Thanks Michael....I'm really pleased that you think it has those qualities!

Viewfinder from Bradenton, United States

Ian this place is magic at night. Beautifully photographed.

9 May 2008 11:52am

@Viewfinder: Thanks very much Glenn....I'm going to move onto something else tomorrow but I might come back to them at some point as there's still a few on my computer that I haven't processed.

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

The mood is sooo romantic, love the angle and the corners and that stunning path...and You did it again Ian ;)

9 May 2008 12:48pm

@Lorraine: Thanks Lorraine...I really enjoyed taking thse photos in Annecy. I'm moving onto other things with tomorrow's photo - it's another experimental one.

I might come back to these Annecy ones at some point as there's still a couple that I like the look of but haven't processed yet. I took about 1,000 photos while we were on holiday at Easter but have only processed a fraction of them.

niña from New York, United States

this is a beautiful night shot! well done!

9 May 2008 1:34pm

@niña: Thanks very much Nina!

Jonas from Vitória, Brazil

Beautiful atmosphere "à la Prévert", though it is Annecy and not Brest! Really nice work.

9 May 2008 1:34pm

@Jonas: Thanks very much....I know very little about Prévert so I'll do a google image and have a look for myself!

hugo poon from Hong Kong

Oh Ian, this is the one I love best! The lighting, the colours, the wet floor, the wall textures and most important of all, the passersby, all added to the unique atmosphere... wonderful shot!!

Happy Friday!

9 May 2008 2:54pm

Ian Bramham from Manchester, United Kingdom

Thanks very much Hugo!...this was probably my favourite as well and the last photo that I took in Annecy that night.

9 May 2008 4:34pm

Observing from Chester, United Kingdom

Lovely evening scene in the rain. I like the tabac sign .

9 May 2008 9:10pm

@Observing: Thanks...there's definitely something about that sign that is photogenic isn't there (I see another one of my photos has a similar sign in it as well)

Helen from Melbourne, Australia

Lovely ... and thanks for the link

9 May 2008 9:34pm

@Helen: Thanks Helen!....I'm sure Hugo would be delighted if you stopped by to say hi.

Baz from Teglia, United Kingdom

Really great photo!

9 May 2008 10:06pm

@Baz: Thanks Baz!

amy from Rocky Mountain House, Canada

C'est magnifique!! (and so exhausts my high school french) ;-)

10 May 2008 2:49am

@amy: Thanks Amy...:-)

Andy from United States

Really nice night shot. I like the reflection of the street lights on the wet pavement.

10 May 2008 2:52am

@Andy: Thanks Andy...I was lucky that the rain held off for a couple of hours to allow me to get these photos. This particular one was the last one of the evening and it had already started raining again.

Blur69 from Kyoto, Japan

Did you post-process on this one. The colors are wonderful, subtle, and genuine. Excellent job.

10 May 2008 4:07am

@Blur69: There's not much processing on this beyond the normal processing of a 'Raw' file. Those are the normal colours but I added a little contrast to give the photo a bit more 'pop'!

JoeB from Brampton, Canada

It has the feel of an old painting, the swirling light is beautiful.

10 May 2008 4:37am

@JoeB: Thanks very much Joe...I had a great time taking these photos. Annecy is such a beautiful town with bags of character... it's hard to take a poor shot there!

Jim from United States

Wonderful...a classic European street scene. Makes me long for my return.

10 May 2008 6:49pm

@Jim: Thanks very much Jim!

GJC from Kyoto, Japan

I've enjoyed all of these, but this is the best. The lighting is excellent and the contrast between the people and the emptiness really charges the scene well. The consistency in the quality of your images is impressive.

11 May 2008 2:40am

@GJC: Thanks GJC!
Consistency is the hardest bit of all to achieve in a daily photoblog isn't it.

1/30 second
ISO 280
45 mm (35mm equiv.)