Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Photo of the Week: have a seat, stay a while

have a seat, stay a while

I took this week's photo during Zoo Lights at the Lincoln Park Zoo.  I'm not really a huge zoo fan myself, but a zoo lit up with Christmas lights, that I can get excited about.  Update 1/3/10: Since first posting this, this photo has gone crazy-go-nuts on flickr, getting sucked into the flickr explore universe, and acquiring over 1000 views, 50+ comments and 150 faves.  All in less than 5 days.  Weird.  Didn't see that coming at all.

Photo Details
: Nikon D7000 with 50mm f1.8 lens, at 1/20sec and f1.8, ISO800.  This was handheld with no support, and no VR, so I was lucky to get a sharp photo at 1/20sec.

Processing Note: I brightened and partially desaturated the bottom half of this photo, so the snow would read as white.  It was quite pink in the original due to the Christmas lights.  I intentionally left it just a touch pink, for authenticity-- you don't want to go too far with the processing.


GirlInLove said...

Very beautiful!

Andy said...


Andre Alforque said...

Maybe it's the bokeh goodness that attracted people, but it's such an awesome snapshot besides. I'm amazed at the dynamic range: it gives me happy, bright feelings about the holidays and winter.