Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Facade at night


Empty balconies
Shanghai, China, May 2007 [Click to enlarge]


It may not do much for energy efficiency, but it sure looks pretty.

Your turn: Warm lights at night. Please discuss why they appeal to us so.

8 comments:

gautami tripathy said...

They give us a cosy feeling, I think.

Or it can be something entirely opposite. They tend to dispel the thoughts of eerie shadows.

Rachel said...

I think that lights can add so much to a home at night, with the proper placement! In some instances it shows the architecture off, with outside lighting reflecting back on the home. More often I think it gives a warm feeling.

raehan said...

During the day, the architecture plays second fiddle to the bustle of the crowd, at night, with the lights, the architecture takes center stage.

D.O.M. Dan said...

I don't know why; they just do. I'm a big fan of nighttime vistas where I can look out over the city and see the pretty lights.

Joel Reynolds said...

Hey Carmi,

Great stuff as usual, man. Very cool that you've been in China for a while. I think night shots are great because they usually give us some dramatic lighting and they force us to use a tripod and take time to compose our shots. Is that a good answer...? Haha - hope you're well, man.

Joel

Lori said...

I think that the soft, subtle lights of night time are accompanied by a slowing down of the day, when things are more peaceful. It also seems to say, "I am home, settled in, cozy." Anything that gives off a glow against the dark is beautiful: candlelight, a fireplace, fireworks, twilight. It all speaks of romance and being 'home'.

Beverly said...

I love the richnes (is that a word?) that the lights give to this building. It is appears golden.

Moi said...

totally love the warm tone sin this hot..reminds me of Milwaukee downtown i visited long back...