City in motion

My last post showed some images that were quite static and motionless. Today I will bring you the opposite: images that illustrate the perpetual motion and activity in a city. These images were taken in the evening in the old city center of Zagreb, Croatia. The long exposure captures the movement of the trams zooming by, while still allowing some glimpses of the other side of the tram tracks and across the street.

The first image was taken from a point of view closest to the tracks (but not too close!) to give a real feel of action.

Long exposure photograph of a tram in the evening in Zagreb, Croatia

Evening Tram I

Moving away, using a larger focal distance, and having a slightly more perpendicular angle towards the tracks provided a little more background across the street, which added depth to the images.

Long exposure photograph of a tram in the evening in Zagreb, Croatia

Evening Tram II

Long exposure photograph of a tram in the evening in Zagreb, Croatia

Evening Tram III

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If only the rains would return

Rain can be beautiful. Bad weather makes landscapes look so much more interesting: it adds depth and structure to the sky, and can do wonderful things for color and mood. Not to mention, it would prevent California from drying out… Wouldn’t it be lovely for the rains to return.

These images were taken some time ago near the pier in Venice Beach, California at a dreary, rainy dawn, which allowed for a great mood to be set.

Rainy dawn at Venice Beach pier, California

Pier at Dawn I

Rainy dawn at Venice Beach pier, California

Pier at Dawn II

Eventually though, as it usually does in southern California, the sun broke through. The remaining clouds and their reflection on the pier that was still drenched created the most magnificent color palette.

Rainy dawn at Venice Beach pier, California

Pier at Dawn V

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