A gorgeous night on the Detroit River, standing in Windsor, Ontario, Canada, admiring the Detroit skyline in blue.
Some of you might know that I'm in Michigan visiting Mom and tonight, we drove to Windsor, where she and a friend hung out at the Caesar's Casino while I took blue hour shots of the Detroit skyline. The prominent building here is the Renaissance Center, built in 1977 and the tallest building in Michigan.
It is clad in pink these days to support breast cancer awareness and if you look closely (check out the LV), you can also see that the building to the far right is sporting the awareness bow.
Rather than joining Mom and our friend at the casino, I thought that I'd save my money and go shooting instead. I didn't actually save any money though - I parked my car in a lot close to the river and went off shooting. I didn't realize that you had to pay until midnight. So as I was returning from my shoot, the - let me be politically incorrect for a second - meter maid was just writing up a ticket. Nothing I said could persuade her to let me get off without a ticket.
So here it is - a photo hot off the press and worth $17 dollars!!
Hey; we're neighbours! You must have either been up very late or very early...still on European time? ☺
What a beautiful blue hour image! I love the reflected light on the satin sheen of the water, and those pinks are so pretty and very unusual. I bet it was a woman organised the breast awareness support. I enjoyed browsing the details in the LV too.
Bad luck to get the parking fine. You were lucky it wasn't the UK. I think I'm correct that the minimum fine is £60 and more if it's in a dangerous place like near a pedestrian crossing.
Tja, Linda - was soll man hierzu sagen. Dieses Foto verschlägt einem wirklich die Sprache und die große Version ist einfach nur ein Augenschmaus - wenngleich mir Deine Allgäu-Bilder vom Gezeigten her weitaus besser gefallen ;-))
Ist das nur ein Foto - oder eine Collage?
Komm' gesund zurück nach good old Europe!
I think its well worth the $17! A gorgeous blue hour shot perfectly exposed. How nice of the city to support breast cancer in this way. I've never seen this before.
Have fun with your mom Linda! Greetings from almost the other side of the world in Tokyo:)
What a gorgeous shot! I love the light, colours, details and exposure on this one very much! Well, let me tell you that this shot was worth the $17. ;) It's a stunning shot! And how wonderful that they colour that building in pink to support breast cancer awareness...great initiative.
Sincere compliments, dear Linda, admiring the large version is possible to understand the perfect quality of this photo. I really love the city reflected in the night, the reflections seems colored bar codes! :-) You really captured a great blue hour, my friend. The touch of pink, in addition to mean an important thing, contrasts nicely with the blue. BRAVA!
Ciao, have a nice Wednesday!
38 sec : that's a long pose. Better to have tripod with you. You got a funny (but not free) story to go with the picture. It make me remember when I was in Montreal looking at parking instructions: completely incomprehensible to us poor Europeans. Instructions prohibition, but also implicit rules .... very quickly and a fine of $ 130 for wrong parking .....
Your picture and the pano version : really great with excellent light and colours result.
so there you are! I was asking myself the other day what happened as I wasn't seeing a post from you for quite a while. So it's Detroit time.
And you show us a beautiful view of the skyline and blue hour with some pinkish drops to complete the color pallet which is quite large here.
I was reading your note and was shocked 2.2 dollars per second is a huge amount, at least you came back with a beautiful photo and maybe you should contact local police and send them a copy for 100 dollars :) I'm sure it would be very nice hanging on the captain's office walls :)
Looking at it over and over I can't decide which part I like more, the skyline or the reflections on Lake Michigan, both are so good...
Wishing a great rest of vacations, take care and watch out for the cops, they're out there watching you :)
Yes, it's Detroit time and so I don't spend much time on the computer. You really made me laugh - I didn't do the math, but you are right - 2.2 dollars per second! LOL. And I like your idea of charging the police for a nice copy for the captain's wall.
I'm having lots of fun here and I promise - I'll watch out for the cops!
Let's say you were unlucky, but $17 for such a view is still worth :-)
I like blue hour, I like cityscape, so obviously I like this shot. Thanks to have added the large version which is more in the spirit for panorama frame.
Seventeen Canadian Dollars, this image is worth a lot more than that. The colors reflecting in the river/lake really make this image stand tall and complement the clouds in the sky. The long exposure flattened the water and makes for a pleasing image. It looks like the citizens of Windsor get some spectacular views. Well done! Maybe the City of Detroit might be interested in the image and cover the cost of the Canadian ticket.
Stunning, i really wish i would have an image like this. Colours look fanatastic, thanks to your absolute great exposure! Details in de clouds, nice reflection in the water and on the large size even more impressive! I've never been there, but i really would love to go there.....very good work! Worth the 17 dollar!
Small detail..........on the left side, in the middle, about 3cm from the edge, a big ugly dustspot, only to be seen on the large version.
Beautiful night with a catch specimen. Very beautiful colors and fantastic obtained the 'blue sky as the' late hour. Very beautiful colored lights and their reflection on 'water. A work of high quality and thanks for sharing it.
The best greetings, have a nice day ... Marino
Outstanding work where the long shutter softens the lake and reflections perfectly.
The city line of Detroit almost made me forgot a TV duc. I looked at the other day displaying the changes that have taken place in the industrial center of this town....
Anyway - a perfect blue hour photo.
thanks for the kind words. Oh yes Detroit is in VERY bad shape and I really wish that I could have taken some photos of the desolation, but it's just simply too dangerous to go to those areas. I do have a photo of Detroit for the Nostalgia theme though.