Monday, December 16, 2013

The Flame And The Tower At Night

The last time I showed you pictures here was around the same time of day- a few minutes past five on a Saturday afternoon. This time, however, was after the daylight savings time switchover, so aside from having darkness fall an hour earlier, we also had a shorter day as the fall carried on.

The Centennial Flame at the front of Parliament Hill is brilliant at night, and the flame is constantly changing.




It was actually the way that the Peace Tower was lit that drew me up to the Hill. I took two shots, the first with the mobile taking the shot as is...


The second shot is taken with the night settings on the mobile. Same subject, but a different effect. Which do you prefer?


20 comments:

  1. Since you're asking, I prefer the softer, warmer glow of the normal settings!

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  2. Nice night shots. I like the second shot with the bluer sky. :)

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  3. I've just been reading an article about taking night shots in urban settings. The author, I'm guessing, would prefer the bottom image. But I still prefer the glow of the image directly above.

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  4. You make Ottawa seem so inviting. ;)) I prefer the first photo, the warmer glow.

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  5. i like the first the best...i love that warm glow!

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  6. The first one has a warmer glow but I think the second one is probably more natural looking.

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  7. Yep. I like the first one. I bet it probably "feels" more like it looked in your mind's eye.

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  8. I love the sky in the second one!

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  9. I prefer the first shot, I find it more natural...
    I like also the first shot with the flame.

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  10. @Gunn: thank you!

    @Ciel: that's what drew me up there in the first place, but I figured I'd try at both settings.

    @Halcyon: thank you!

    @Revrunner: most seem to agree!

    @EG: it is inviting, as long as you ignore the politicians!

    @Tanya: another vote for the first!

    @Sharon: and one for the second!

    @Stuart: it definitely does look that part during the night.

    @RedPat: another preference for the second one!

    @Karl: thank you!

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  11. I think the first pict of tower is much better. Greetings.

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  12. I also like the first shot with natural setting.(Also enjoy the warming light from the flame!)

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  13. I like the first shot mainly because that is what you actually see. I am always disappointed with the night setting on my camera. MB

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  14. My choice would also be the first shot because natural and as is does it for me. The second shot seems a bit artificial.

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  15. If only you could have the blue sky of the second with the warm colours of the first one.

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  16. So hard to choose between the two shots! They're both lovely. I guess if I had to choose one, it'd be the first one. You can tell it's dark and the lights effect is very dramatic.

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  17. An amazing sight. I imagine the flame draws a crowd most nights.

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  18. Nice shots! We need bright lights on these short dark days!

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  19. These are very striking.

    Boy, am I behind on blog reading....

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