Collin J Örthner – Photographer

February 12, 2008


Filed under: Architecture, Hand of Man, Night — collin j örthner @ 5:40 am

I made this image tonight as I waited for my boys to finish their music practice. The days are finally starting to get slightly longer and around 6-7pm there is still quite a bit of light in the sky. The image is quite unique as the colour of the sky has taken on a mix of the deep blue after sunset and the red/orange of the street lights creating a nice mauve tinge. The structure itself, which really is white, is being lit with street lights and shows as a great complimentary colour to the sky. There was a small window of opportunity of maybe 5 minutes where the two colours mixed just right to give it this nice shade. Any sooner and the structure was still lit by brighter daytime light and was white and the sky a pale blue. Any later and the sky went a terrible red/orange as though I was photographing a firestorm.
[Canon 5D, 24-105mmL]

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