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Sunset on Table Mountain, Part II

Sunset on Table Mountain, Part II

It would appear that, distracted by other issues, I spaced out and forgot to post half of the pictures associated with my previous Table Mountain Sunset story. So here they are. These are all HDR images, hence the slightly groovy hues and enhanced mid-tones. Triple-bracketed…

 
Coriolistic Anachronisms | Invisible light of the deepest nights
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Coriolistic Anachronisms

   

Invisible light of the deepest nights

It’s 2:30 am. All cats are gray and people are few. The streets are wet and shinny from hours of rain, but for the time being only a fine mist fills the air; it feels almost as being inside a cloud. Speaking of which, the clouds drawn on the horizon by city lights of different color temperature are quite eerie. I decide to interrupt my walk on the Seawall and run back home to get the camera.

Here is what I record. No, these are not sunset or sunrise shots, nor are they daytime trick shots. They were really taken at 2:45 am on a dark rainy night, with exposure times ranging from 1:30 to 3 minutes and their white balance adjusted to the left to offset the orange cast of my auto setting. Once again, I am reminded of how much light exists out there at night, invisible to our imperfect eyes but very real nonetheless, casting shadows and highlighting new colors in a parallel world made of time and patience.

1 Comment

  • Gricelle

    Who would have thought that night can display such magnificent colors. I love the pictures from the States as well.

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    Comment logged on 2007-7-26

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