Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Urban Will-o'-the-Wisps

They're just street lamps, traffic signals and brake lights, right? I don't know... as Halloween approaches maybe there's another explanation for these ghostly night twinkles.

15 comments:

Dixie Jane said...

These ghostly night twinkles make a very pretty picture. And the green of the tree only adds to it. I'm glad you were in the right place at the right time.

Judy Williams said...

I wholeheartedly agree with Mom. I love the orange fiery hues of the lights with the splashes of contrasting green. Night photography is certainly your forte my dear.

Night Life seemed to fit the bill. This is a great rendition.

Mister Earl said...

This photo is a clevery disguised
part of Starbucks' multigazillion dollar campaign to promote instant coffee!

Wayne said...

The Queen of Darkness strikes again.

Mister Earl, don't get me started on Buckie's instant coffee. Corporate hypocrisy hits a new low.

Yakpate said...

WOW! The maroon sky falling to purple at the horizon, the magenta-gold-yellow-orange strip of night-lit street, and the green tree and bright green grass at the bottom. How DO you coach such a range of colors from a night shot?

And those little ornamental trees have an anthropomorphic quality, as if they are huddling together in fear of what may come. (Instant Starbucks? AAIIIIIEEEEEE!!!!)

Ken Mac said...

It's all in your fantastic eye!

altadenahiker said...

Something spooky here indeed, because I left a comment and now it's zapped.

I like this muchly.

Yakpate said...

And another thing... is it just me, or is there less light pollution in south Pas? Do your street lights correctly angle the light DOWN, rather that up, where it would invade the sovereign territory of the night?

San Diego Farmgirl said...

Duuude, what did the weed man just sell me?

Kaori said...

You always catch the light at night beautifully!

Jean Spitzer said...

Terrific composition; I love the color complements and shapes.

Dixie Jane said...

Instant Starbucks. Hiccup!

Laurie said...

Thank you so much, everyone. I can't tell you all enough how much I appreciate your kind words!

Starbucks instant? Now that I don't appreciate...

Catch you guys tomorrow. Until then...

Trish said...

yes folks, instant "starbucks"...feh!

As with the other comments about this pic, I love the lights, the ethereal glow. Makes me smile remembering that corner.

Of course, I remember it as my first BANK...had a passport savings account there as a kid---can't remember what the original bank name was, but I do know it turned into First American in the 80's, back when ATMs started to roll out. Then WF took over and are they even there anymore or is it just *bucks now---which I find hilarious irony.

Laurie said...

Trish, Wells is still there but Starbucks gets top billing -- which cracks me up to no end. (It's my bank!)