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Brussels by Night

By BenHeine
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A picture I took in Brussels (Belgium), a few days ago. It is
a long exposure shot and I've repainted some parts of it...

The cars were really close to me and going fast! Lots of fun!
If you wish, you can see some random details HERE.

For more information about my works:

Some other long exposure shots:

Fira By Night by BenHeine Different by BenHeine Disorder by BenHeine

Some other photos from Brussels:

That teddy is in Real Trouble by BenHeine Foggy Day in Brussels by BenHeine Palace of Justice, Brussels by BenHeine

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Gunther12's avatar
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Vision
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star: Impact

Im almost... confused by this. There is a lot going on here. the colored light streams are visually very strong. The ground is perfectly exposed and very contrasty which i love. The blue tall building is well exposed and in focus. The color gradient is nice, as well as the gold rim. The tower on the left is very intriguing... Also the gold glow of the city. I do not envy the amount of time this probably took in trial and error as well as Photoshop time. The stars are almost a tad to much. Im a big fan of to much though, which is why i love this piece!

The only problems i can spot right now are here;
The blue neon sign on the right-mid is distracting but almost needed as it is a dead space.
The gold globe lights going going partially up the gradient building are distracting as well.
Its to bad some people had to have some lights on in the building, but you cant change that can you!!!

Overall: Very well done. Nearly flawless. I would buy a 10'X10' and display it everywhere.
LiquidNytrogen's avatar
:star::star::star::star: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Vision
:star::star::star::star-half::star-empty: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Impact

This picture is very detailed and keeps the eye busy for more than just a few seconds.

Nice use of contrast with dark and light elements. I am not entirely sure this is the right thing to do, but perhaps if the lights of the buildings in the background were dimmed down a little bit, the car lights would pop out even more. It could potentialy make for a nice effect, even though the contrast is rather vibrant as it is now.

I'm curious as to how many cars passed by for you to get so many light lines! Because they all mesh at the anchor point, it gives the photo a lot of depth. They almost look like foreign to me, in the sense where if I didn't know the technique you used to take this photograph, I would think that they're purely computer generated.

Nice use of colors, as well. I love how this curious building at the left seem to radiate with light flashing up in the sky. It's as though the car lights are driven from this very spot.

I don't have much more to say about this, but I like how you used such an unconventional format for this picture. It works well!
BenHeine's avatar
thanks for the critique! It's a real long exposure shot (20 seconds). You can view the exif info here: [link]
alex-xs's avatar
The best for my !
belladora95's avatar
I really like your photos. Nice. ;) 

Look into me. :) Or add me to the favs. :)
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Natany's avatar
Fantastic piece! amazing colors :clap:
AmonKane's avatar
Wow, you succeeded in making Brussels seem like a futuristich metropolis. In way it seems to be too clean for Brussels ;-) Nice work!
"Where the hour falls to sleep
In the pondering of a dream
And doorways of reality sweep
Through its gloomy nightly beam"
-> very fitting indeed!
Jhoorelbeke's avatar
Very beautiful picture! I really like all the colors together.
Is this photograph made in the BULB?
Vous avez utilisé un tré pied????
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genevieve3's avatar
well you are just awesome
Dope shit my friend. Sick ass picture!!!! Big Up!
xamurai's avatar
huh stars in the sky of Brussels? when was that? haven't seen them for a while :/
sweet photo btw
absinthart's avatar
Hey, beautiful image, how do you make that effect?
ashens's avatar
you are a poet of photography
HuXen's avatar
Carlsberg don't do pictures...but if they did ;) Amazing work.
stephen4705's avatar
This is incredible, love your work! :D
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AppetiteForLove's avatar
Beautiful :love:
P.S. - you'r beautiful work is participate in a contest - theme is ˝ Shiny ˝ ., here are rules if you want to submit some other shiny work :aww: [link]
wAnnw's avatar
:iconlovesplz: Hi! Your lovely picture is featured in my :bulletyellow: "Yellow Feature" :bulletyellow: journal : [link] . Hope you like it!!! :iconsoftglompplz:
fotografka's avatar
Your photo has been feature here: [link] :)
JCNProductions's avatar
Wide eyed! Amazing!
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