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Posted by
Ian Bramham (Manchester, United Kingdom) on 10 November 2008 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

The town of Allanche in the Auvergne, France

NIKON D40 3 seconds F/8.0 ISO 200 30 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

I was in love at cafe lol the entire photo is dreamy and oh so perfectly moody ;) stop by for a smoke and moka...wow

10 Nov 2008 6:21am

@Lorraine: Thanks Lorraine....I hoped you'd like it!

yz from Budapest, Hungary

Very nice mood. I like that single lamp lighting

10 Nov 2008 8:02am

@yz: Thanks yz!....part of the reason I enjoy night time urban photography so much is the potential for this type of theatrical effect you get from limited point sources of lighting.

GJC from Kyoto, Japan

That single light is what, to me, "makes" this photo. Very well done.

10 Nov 2008 8:06am

@GJC: Thanks GJC!

Ian from Adelaide, Australia

Really nice.. That light is awesome.. Great atmosphere.

10 Nov 2008 8:35am

@Ian: Thanks Ian!

Hoshisato from Ealing, United Kingdom

Lovely, somehow the atmosphere reminded me of the Maigret books, amazing.

10 Nov 2008 12:16pm

@Hoshisato: Thanks...there's something about night photography that I relly love!

Laurie from New Jersey, United States

Beautiful night street scene.

10 Nov 2008 12:30pm

@Laurie: Thanks Laurie!

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

Great scene Ian...well spotted and brilliantly captured.

10 Nov 2008 3:55pm

Marie from Isère, France

Lumière magnifiquement gérée, j'adore !

10 Nov 2008 4:41pm

Suzanne Cummings from Huntington Bch, United States

Ditto to everything...beautiful!

10 Nov 2008 7:29pm

Maramy from Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom

Lovely moody capture, love the lamp light.

10 Nov 2008 7:47pm

Frida from Sweden

Very well captured. Love the light from the lamp. Taking a risk on sounding a bit silly but I think it look a bit like something taken from an old movie or a Harry Potter kind of scene.

10 Nov 2008 8:20pm

Paolo from Udine, Italy

I agree with Frida and Hoshisato, but I think that the photo resmbles also some paintings of E. Hopper

10 Nov 2008 10:30pm

akarui from Kagoshima, Japan

Beautiful night shot. Everybody is gone to sleep except you :)

11 Nov 2008 1:38am

amy from Nanaimo, BC, Canada

You nailed it again with this night shot... it has that mystery that just speaks to everyone on some level. Excellent, Ian!

11 Nov 2008 3:36am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

I like very much this night image and the composition with this bench with nobody as the center of the image. Well done.

11 Nov 2008 6:46am

Vink from Grasse - French riviera, France

Une photo typiquement Française ! On se croirait dans les années 60 !

11 Nov 2008 10:56am

Observing from West Cheshire, United Kingdom

The place looks dead, and of course this shot has captured the atmosphere brilliantly.

11 Nov 2008 12:44pm

LGB from Portugal

Great composition, tones, lighting... Superb picture!

11 Nov 2008 1:48pm

Viewfinder from Bradenton, United States

So absolutely romantic; a must-visit place, surely.

11 Nov 2008 2:04pm

Daryl from Amagasaki, Japan

Love the lighting and deep tones; warm image.

11 Nov 2008 2:46pm

Andy from United States

Thanks for visiting my blog! Wow what a beautiful street scene. I like how there is just one light illuminating the dark street it gives it a mysterious feeling.

12 Nov 2008 4:44pm

Barbara from Florida, United States

Stunning night time image. Perfect. I really like your style of photographry. Natural talent.

13 Nov 2008 4:42am

bardamu from Lille, France

Great atmosphere of our old little french villages...
Hope your appreciate your trip in Auvergne !

21 Nov 2008 6:50pm

@bardamu: Thanks....I did enjoy very much our visit to the Auvergne.....it has a natural unspoilt beauty. It was my first time there although I've been going to France regularly for the last 30 years now.

Shawna from United States

This is just beautiful. If I could, I would purchase this and frame it in the main room in my house. It has the perfect mood, almost as if it has a story to tell. Beautiful

31 Dec 2008 3:46pm

@Shawna: Thanks for the lovely compliment Shawna!

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NIKON D40
3 seconds
F/8.0
ISO 200
30 mm (35mm equiv.)