Thursday, November 13, 2014

"Don't Hang Signs" Sign

My wife spotted this sign. Ironic, don't you think? This is a long exposure night photo, so anything in motion (oil pump, cars...) is blurred. I like how the traffic signal is red, orange and green all at the same time! The rising moon adds to the photo's interest as well.
30 second exposure, f/18, ISO 200, 23mm
Another long exposure night shot (below). This one caught my eye because the moon was bright enough on this cloudless night to cast some well-defined shadows.
Linking with Skywatch Friday and Theresa's Good Fences. Click on the links to check out some really beautiful skies and fences!

40 comments:

  1. both are very cool! the first is pretty ironic. :)

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  2. Beautiful light in your Pics. And this fence looks sturdy (much upkeep with white though:) )

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  3. Blatant irony makes me laugh! Beautiful night .

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  4. Yep, I agree with Sallie!! Blatant irony makes me laugh, too! And a lovely night indeed!! Have a great weekend!!

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  5. the fence shadow is very nice. great find on the first one.

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  6. both beautiful images and great fences.

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  7. I like these night shots. I also think the multicolored traffic light is fun!

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  8. These are both wonderful. I really like the way the lights fan out in the shots. The 2nd one caught my eye. I just became a new follower and would love it if you'd consider adding a follow by e-mail feature to your sidebar as well for updates.

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  9. gosh what a lovely place to live in!

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  10. Those moon shadows are very cool but all your photos are great!

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  11. Great shots - I especially like the second one.

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  12. Beautiful night shots! Good control of your camera to capture these interesting shots as well as the environment!

    Have a wonderful weekend!

    Alexander
    Alex's World! - http://www.kakinan.com/alex

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  13. Interesting that the camera caught all 3 lights showing at the same time. great fence entry.

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  14. You made ordinary fences look extraordinary! Have a wonderful weekend!

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  15. There you go, I was taking night shots last weekend of Fireworks. Great minds.

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  16. Really nice work on capturing the lighting of the evening and yes that is a funny place to post that sign

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  17. Great shots and really like the contradiction in the first one. Now the sky in the second one more black and not so blue but how?

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  18. I like both of these night shots. The first is great for smiles and the second is simply beautiful. Well done!

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  19. Wow!! I love the pump in the first image!!! I have studied moon shadows a lot, but never had the courage to try such a long exposure...

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  20. nice sky and cool sign. Wonder if the one who did hang it thought so to.

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  21. hahaha. I enjoy coming across signs like that one. I like your compositions. Seeing the moon-casted shadows inspires me to to out at night on a full moon.

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  22. So much going on in that first photo - the amusing irony ("this applies to everybody but me!") and the blur of the pump jack are both cool, but it's the illuminations I love best! That beautiful but baffling traffic light (OMG, do I stop? Slow down? Go? Go faster? lol) and the radiant moon - lovely! After all that fun chaos, the fence shadows give such a tranquil note to end on.

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  23. Thanks for sharing those two wonderful night shots.

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  24. Too funny! I am just now playing with long-exposure shots and I love it. Those starbursts and motion blurs that come from it are awesome. These are pretty darn amazing!

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  25. I can't decide which one I like the best. They are both wonderful!

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  26. So funny! I guess the irony escaped them. I love your extended exposure night scenes, the colors are incredible, especially the lights and deep blue sky.

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  27. These are both wonderful!! I also love to take pictures in the blue hour!

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  28. I love your fence shot because of the wandering shadows.

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  29. What a joke to have that sign made and then hang it on a fence! The second image is beautiful and it's fascinating to read how it was created - I'm going to have to learn how to get beyond point and shoot!

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  30. Very nice exposures. The moon shadows are so sharp, too.

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  31. Nice pictures - I do like the sign. "Drive through Burgers" always makes me laugh - just how big must they be!!??

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne.

    PS: sorry for slow reply, I've been away from home because of work!

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  32. Funny sign:) Beutiful pcis, and the colors are out of this world!!

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  33. Both are wonderful shots. You captured such mood in each of them. I have to play more with night photography. Thanks for your visit to my blog. It's always nice to welcome a new face.

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  34. I've never done a long exposures! How wonderful.

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  35. Great photos! And I love the header photograph - it's a peach.

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