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Brussels by Night by BenHeine Brussels by Night by BenHeine
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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.
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For more information about my works: info@benheine.com
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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


Contemplation in the Light

A poem by Peter S. Quinn

Contemplation in the light
Those need somewhere to go
Into the circling of the night
With some of its dowering glow
Taking the departing by hours
That's been waiting and ready
In the pouring out showers
Of the falling drops so steady

In the look of the city light
At the evening passing gone
Before labyrinth of the night
Shall vanished and be done
From the lanes and city routs
With every sideway in its line
When the shadows here intrudes
With the day and falling sunshine

Reverie in dark shade
Every fulsome turning point
That in stepwise turning grade
Comes to border the dimly joint
Where the hour falls to sleep
In the pondering of a dream
And doorways of reality sweep
Through its gloomy nightly beam
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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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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!
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SilhouetteMoon Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013
Wow! :O
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Jhoorelbeke Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013
Very beautiful picture! I really like all the colors together.
Is this photograph made in the BULB?
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shania873 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Student General Artist
Vous avez utilisé un tré pied????
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SMSelems Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
This is just amazing!!
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Maxi-eXequiel Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesomeee


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genevieve3 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
well you are just awesome
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myjobhunt11 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012
Dope shit my friend. Sick ass picture!!!! Big Up!
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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
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absinthart Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey, beautiful image, how do you make that effect?
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