Friday, November 20, 2009


It was a rainy drive home
in the city last night,
the streets glistened.

38 comments:

Annie said...

What a lovely picture. How different the feeling would have been had the lights been red. I like this cool look much better. It feels very safe. I'm thinking that red would have created a very omimous mood.

VioletSky said...

Annie, interesting you should say that - I have spent many minutes debating and decided the shot taken just before this with the red lights was too jarring.

Bonjour Luxembourg said...

Beautiful picture, I'm always fascinated by reflections and city lights night!
Léia

Michael said...

Nice image there. Rain transforms the scene.

VioletSky said...

Leia: I enjoy looking out over the city more at night than daytime. It always changes and delights.

VioletSky said...

Michael: it would look just ordinary the night before.

Diane AZ said...

Delightful colors, the streets look like they're made of gold!

VioletSky said...

Diane, and hopefully they will for a long time until those new, ugly, energy efficient, blinding lightbulbs are put in. I much prefer the golden glow of these older models.

James said...

I like this picture a lot. The more I look at it the more I like it.

VioletSky said...

James, why thank you. I'm pleased you like.

Stine in Ontario said...

I like these reflections very much! Now why didn't I think of that?

mbkatc230 said...

I love the mood of this photo. Really neat shot! Kathy

cieldequimper said...

Stine has already said what my thoughts were. Grand shot!

awarewriter said...

Very nice photo. I love night photography. This one makes me want to be out of the car and into a warm robe.

VioletSky said...

Stine: thanks, it was a late inspiration for me. I wanted a change from windows.

VioletSky said...

Kathy: this reminds me of a movie shots...

VioletSky said...

cieldequimper: thank you

VioletSky said...

John: this was my practice at night photography. a warm robe was needed for the damp air on the balcony!

SquirrelQueen said...

A very beautiful night shot, I love all the lights and reflections.
The Road to Here

Dimple said...

It's amazing how a place can be transformed by lights reflecting from dark surfaces.

VioletSky said...

Squirrel: city lights can be pretty cool

VioletSky said...

Dimple: it's a form of urban mood lighting - too much and it's distracting.

chrome3d said...

Grooving all the way
in the night
with Kind of Blue
and the slow rain
playing in the background
Thanks VioletSky

VioletSky said...

Chrome3d: it is, as a musical interlude, a rainy night...

Thom said...

That is just awesome. Rain brings out so much reflection in everything. Well done :)

VioletSky said...

Thom: thanks. we've had so little rain lately, now I want more to practice my night shots!

diane said...

I get mesmerised with those type of reflections good shot!

VioletSky said...

Diane: so do I. sometimes, the reflection seems to stretch on and on. the long blue bit is from a hotel sign several storeys up.

Ida said...

Wonderful night reflection. :)

VioletSky said...

Ida: thank you

Ebie said...

Great night photography! The rain cooperated, giving your the best reflections of the city lights!

VioletSky said...

Ebie: thanks, now next purchase will be a tripod!

The Green Stone Woman said...

That's a very nice reflection of a rainy city in the night time. Well done. I like it a lot. Makes me feel all cozy.

VioletSky said...

Nora: thanks, it is nice to look down on the street and see a light show.

Quasi Serendipita said...

I really like the way the headlights are reflected. Great picture!

VioletSky said...

Serendipita: thank you, it took awhile to get just the right headlights!

Thérèse said...

Nice green and blue colors on the streets.

VioletSky said...

Therese: I was quite pleased that there were no red lights; that would have been distracting.

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