Monday, 6 April 2015

whereabouts: Neighbourhood at Night


For weeks months years I've been thinking about this. Yesterday I finally grabbed my tripod and camera and did it: I went for a nightwalk.

It did not take long and I fell for details. Of course light plays a huge role. Over the past years the city gouvernment has replaced old streetlamps with new lamps, probably LED. They create the most excellent moods at night in the streets. It's about creating spots – spotlighs creating spots.

Did you know you can actually meditate on urban still life?
 The answer is Yes.

 The camera (SIGMA DP2) captures the mood of a blossom at night in an ideal way.

I think I going to revisited the spot at daytime. 
To give you the picture: 
You spend 15, 20, no - 25 minutes* standing in a corner of a park. It's just you, your tripod with the camera and 0°C. And all because of one blossom on a twig. 

You can leave the blossom on the twig but you are connected. After those 25 minutes you walk away as another person. Oh my ... I guess we are talking about some serious Hanami impact here! Haha.

*yes, the camera IS slow, it takes 12 sec to save one photo
  Hanami* at midnight in my neighbourhood

* Japanese: blossom-viewing

On with a typical situation:

Surprisingly colourful workshops inside a historical buidling, sunday night:

The following sight triggered yesterday's freezing nightwalk:

I run past this station 3 times a week/March-October ( = running season). I like the sight in many ways and always wanted to come back with my tripod and take a picture. Well, it's ok. But not that special I imagined it to be. Maybe I'll give it another try, past the Hanami season, the Blue Hour might suit the motif better.

Until then: enjoy the Hanami-season!


  1. Was für sensationelle Fotos Du wieder gemacht hast! Eine tolle Idee auch, die Blüten, die bei Tage so vertraut leuchten, im dunkeln anzulichten. Das letzte Blütenbild gefällt mir besonders. Es hat etwas von japanischer Kunst oder dem Gemälde alter Meister. Liebe Grüße mit Sonne, Bärbel ☼

    1. Liebe Bärbel, wie schön - du siehst was ich gesehen habe, dabei warst du gar nicht dort. Ich freue mich, dass die Fotos das transportieren, was ich vor Ort empfunden habe.
      Danke für das überaus großzügige Kompliment! "sensationell" huii ^_^