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Brussels by Night by BenHeine Brussels by Night by BenHeine

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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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!
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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.
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alex-xs Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015  Professional General Artist
The best for my !
belladora95 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I really like your photos. Nice. ;) 

Look into me. :) Or add me to the favs. :)
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Natany Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014   Photographer
Fantastic piece! amazing colors :clap:
AmonKane Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013
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!
SilhouetteMoon Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013
Wow! :O
Jhoorelbeke Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013
Very beautiful picture! I really like all the colors together.
Is this photograph made in the BULB?
shania873 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Student General Artist
Vous avez utilisé un tré pied????
Maxi-eXequiel Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer

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genevieve3 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
well you are just awesome
myjobhunt11 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012
Dope shit my friend. Sick ass picture!!!! Big Up!
xamurai Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
huh stars in the sky of Brussels? when was that? haven't seen them for a while :/
sweet photo btw
absinthart Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey, beautiful image, how do you make that effect?
ashens Featured By Owner May 9, 2012
you are a poet of photography
HuXen Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Carlsberg don't do pictures...but if they did ;) Amazing work.
stephen4705 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012
This is incredible, love your work! :D
brianfallen97 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Student General Artist
that's cool!
AppetiteForLove Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012
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]
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wAnnw Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011  Student General Artist
:iconlovesplz: Hi! Your lovely picture is featured in my :bulletyellow: "Yellow Feature" :bulletyellow: journal : [link] . Hope you like it!!! :iconsoftglompplz:
fotografka Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Your photo has been feature here: [link] :)
JCNProductions Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Professional Photographer
Wide eyed! Amazing!
KayShay124 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011  Hobbyist
wow!!! that is so cool!! it looks absolutly amazing!! i would love to be such a good photographer
KillingTheEngine Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011  Student Interface Designer
QZYXYA Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011  Student Photographer
I saw this again, and its amazing! I love it! If only prints were not so expensive...
kwl617 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing work!!!
I love photographs with city lights. :D
Kaz-D Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
You were featured here: [link] as part of Project Educate Phootgrpaphy week! :)
maros612 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011
Wow. Your gallery has probably the most beautiful slow-shutter-speed pieces I've seen so far. The post-process is amazing! Bravo!
GraphiteColours Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
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malaugusto Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011   Photographer
This superb work has been featured here: 30 Staggering Examples of Long Exposure Photography.
QZYXYA Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Student Photographer
where did the purple and other colors come from? Shouldnt the red and yellow be the only lit part? not the colors of the cars.

Still its an amazing shot! I love it
Trinit94 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011  Student Photographer
This is incredible!
Timothy110 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2011
Spectacular, what else can I say.
gutheory Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2011   Photographer
Great shot, well captured.

Good poem too:)
rushikh Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011
How long was the exposure?
samXsamXsan Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011
Woah, this is so beautiful...
Kyokutanz Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011
WOW!!! Love it so much!!
Lula420 Featured By Owner May 23, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Perfect, bro:salute:
kiddiesm Featured By Owner May 13, 2011
Too awesome that I can't find more words to describe it. :wow:
ttiou Featured By Owner May 12, 2011
Wow,it's fucking awesome!
AppleSpirit Featured By Owner May 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazingly beautiful ! :)
zzita Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011
catchy colour tunes
wolfen-graphix Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011  Professional General Artist
I know this place hehe, congrats for this great shot, amazing!
tea-house-moon Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011
You are an amazing artist. I keep looking at this picture, although I have few years experience as a photographer, I'm still not sure how you achieved such a great level of quality, technically and aesthetically speaking.
madnezz344 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011
wonderful shot :)
Koshkomanka Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wooooow so beautiful
MonstrousDesigns Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Great job here. Absolutely love this picture, great details with nice contrast and nice colors. Great eye catcher, keep up the great job!
MonstrousDesigns Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
That's a great and awesome picture. Really love this picture, very well made and great contrast with the different colors. Keep up the great job!
Aim4Beauty Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011
love this
brooke-jasmine Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
AH that is AMAZING :D love your work!! <3
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