08.08.2018 A streetlamp named Desire

About Steve Gingold

I am a Nature Photographer with interests in all things related. Water, flowers, insects and fungi are my main interests but I am happy to photograph wildlife and landscapes and all other of Nature's subjects.
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18 Responses to 08.08.2018 A streetlamp named Desire

  1. Great photo. Read on FB that you got this when walking your dog?

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  2. I really like this, an aura of mystery! A stellar shot (or is that Stella)

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  3. Do I see a wet street? We’ve had yet more rain today … not lots … but just enough to make the atmosphere pretty miserable. Now you’ve really got me wondering about what parameters influence the number of star points in images such as this?

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    • Yes, we had quite the storm come through here last night and the heavy fog kept things wet and shiny. Just a short time ago this evening we had another come through but not as fierce as last night’s.
      This was with the Zeiss 50mm PLanar which also has 9 blades. I’ll have to research how the blades and aperture work together to create the rays. This was at f/16 which is as small as the 50’s aperture closes.


  4. Gallivanta says:

    The lamp certainly beckons one’s attention and curiosity.

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  5. shoreacres says:

    Despite your title, my mind went in a different direction when I saw the photo. I thought of the first stanza of T.S. Eliot’s poem, “Rhapsody On a Windy Night.”

    Twelve oโ€™clock.
    Along the reaches of the street…
    Every street lamp that I pass
    Beats like a fatalistic drum,
    And through the spaces of the dark
    Midnight shakes the memory
    As a madman shakes a dead geranium.

    In its way, the poem’s as dark as the night you’ve captured here, but I’ve always loved it. When I still lived in the midwest, I enjoyed late night walks through fallen leaves, especially after a rain. The photo brought back those experiences, too.

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    • First of all, I admire folks like you who can recall their readings. Sometimes I can’t remember what I have read when I move on to the next paragraph in a book. It’s very frustrating and I am not quite sure, actually not even close to not quite, why that is. I sometimes get all sleepy-eyed when reading. But it’s not oldish age. I could never memorize anything in school more than two sentences long. The preamble…”We the people …..”. It’s just a vast “Wasteland” in there. ๐Ÿ™‚
      I like what you have shared although I had nothing particular in mind when I made this image aside from recalling other images I have seen of streetlamps in the night.

      With previous beagles I could walk them in the night. But both Murphy and now Bentley bark/ed in the dark at things smelled and heard so with respect for my neighbors we don’t do that now…especially with the bevy of foxes in the ‘hood these days.


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