October 12, 2010

In the Still of the Night


The night seems to become brighter by the year. I'm sure the sky is just as dark...but even in the middle of the night, there are lamp posts that shine and 24 hour stores that are open.

And while I am very grateful for all of this (especially when I'm walking back home from the station at night)...sometimes I miss the pitch dark nights where all you can see are the stars twinkling above.

15 comments:

Tall Gary said...

When driving through the desert here in the States I was astounded one night at the vast number of stars in the sky. In Tokyo we could see two heavenly bodies in the sky: the moon and, on a clear night, maybe one star.

But your photo is heavenly itself and full of lights.

Dindin MK said...

I am used to riding my bike in the still of the night... :)

B SQUARED said...

It is incredible what we miss by living in the city.

Lois said...

Nice black and white shot Kaori!

VP said...

No pitch black night here either, I'd like to see one once...

arabesque said...

now that's something i'd like to try,
i can do that elsewhere but not here though.
apparently, not enough peace and order. ^0^
cool capture in b*w.

Halcyon said...

This is really nice. It looks great in B&W!

cieldequimper said...

Paris and surroundings is no different. The only thing I can see is Venus. I wish at least office towers would turn the lights off and people would just close the curtains...

I like your shot a lot.

Louis la Vache said...

Good monochrome shot, Kaori - it wouldn't be as effective in color.

this too will pass said...

very atmospheric; C

Evelyn said...

Yes, I know what you mean. We only get to see nice shiny stars when we are out in the country.

Al said...

I live in between two cities, in an area where it's still just possible to see the Milky Way (although city lights can be seen in the distance both north and south when it's cloudy). But both cities are encroaching further, and in the last five years it's become noticeably lighter at night even at our house.

ρομπερτ said...

Great writing to measure time and life. May you look always towards the bright source of life. Please have a wonderful Wednesday.

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Louis la Vache said...

In The Still Of The Night

Francisca said...

Kaori, don't ask me why, but this shot makes me think of Murakami's "After Dark"... Good monochrome!

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