Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Marina by night


This is an attempt at an artistic night shot. I'm not too pleased with the result, but hey, you've got to try.

I took the photo at the Flisvos marina in Piraeus last June. Piraeus is the port of Athens, and there are lots of little marinas dotted around. This is one of the newest and less charming ones.

As you can see, there are plenty of people around, including children, although I took this photo after 10:30 PM. That's Greek summer for you.

4 comments:

Per Stromsjo said...

What is it about the photo that you're not pleased with?

I'm fond of skies which aren't entirely black. But hey, we want to document what it looked like and maybe it was in fact black.

Go get some more night shots for us!

Tinsie said...

Well. The sky was indeed quite dark, but it's not just that. There's too much sky showing and not enough movement, which I think makes the image a bit flat. I took it with a point-and-shoot camera, so I didn't have the luxury of a proper lens. Next time I'll be better prepared ;-)

Vogon Poet said...

I'm a follower of Per deep blue skies, which I find amazing, but have never mastered well how to take pictures at night. Yours is better than my average photo!
Sometime it works, most of times not. How Sting said, it's probably me...

Tinsie said...

Hahaha I guess I ought to keep trying...

Mind you, it's hard to take pictures of deep blue skies in Greece as it's so far south, and twilight doesn't last as long as it does in north Europe.