1132 – In The Still Of The Night

This morning was dark and gloomy. That’s when I made the image of the car. It’s in one of my favorite shops, a small pawnshop in Josefstädter Straße.

Almost every morning I walk by, look into the window and see something that I cold photograph. Most of the time I don’t. It’s near work, when I am there, it’s already late, and normally I have several pictures at that time. This is a shop for desperate moments.

Today I took the image anyway. The car reminded me of Ted‘s car miniatures, and somehow I simply had to take it 🙂

After this bad start, the day became pretty beautiful. By noon it was sunny, that lasted a whole short afternoon, and when I finally left work shortly after 6pm, it was pitch black night. Oh well, winter can be fine, but not when you have to work during all the light hours.

For the Image of the Day I did not care much about noise. This is ISO 1400 and one could say I have heavily pushed this image. Noise is still pretty acceptable. Actually I really like what I ended up with.

The Song of the Day is “In The Still Of The Night” by the Neville Brothers, to be heard on the 1990 album “Red Hot + Blue: A Tribute to Cole Porter”, one real classic of an album. Hear it on YouTube.

7 thoughts on “1132 – In The Still Of The Night”

  1. Thanks. As I said, it’s a tad noisy for two reasons: I had to rotate the image and crop down to 2500×2500, and then I had to use some force to get the house to glow. Regarding cropping, well, with the Nikon 16-85 I would have had the reach, but then the noise would have been even worse 🙂

  2. bright colors
    and your point of view
    another image, you would like to hang around

    have a nice weekend, andreas 🙂
    sun is shining here
    hope you have some of the same weather 🙂

  3. it’s raining cats and dogs by now, maybe that’s comforting you a little.
    my promising walk has to wait for tomorrow.
    heater is snoring at full speed 🙂
    a long evening is waiting before us
    lots of time to hang around and enjoying pictures
    have a nice evening too 🙂

  4. The miniature ROCKS! I’d not have imagined this feeling, um, before. Now…. now… it will be hard not to see these ideas without this influence. You really do show how to incorporate the entire range – from pre through post processing – available to us as artists Andreas. You are making the emphasis upon post feel as it it misses an entire dimension and causing us to think. Thanks for the demonstration.

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