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Catania by Night 01

Posted by
Nitin (Mayenne, France) on 31 March 2015 in Documentary & Street.

“One encounters in the streets, late at night on the evenings of fetes, the most strange and bizarre passers-by. Do these nights of popular celebration cause ancient and forgotten avatars to stir in the depths of the human soul? This evening, in the movement of the sweaty and excited crowd, I am certain that I passed between the masks of the liberated Bythinians and encountered the courtesans of the Roman decadence.

There emerged, this evening, from that swarming esplanade of Des Invalides - amid the crackle of fireworks, the shooting stars, the stink of frying, the hiccuping of drunkards and the reeking atmosphere of menageries - the wild effusions of one of Nero's festivals.

It was like the odour of a May evening on the Basso-Porto of Naples. It was easy to believe that the faces in that crowd were Sicilian.”

Jean Lorrain

Walking along the streets of Catania at night you were wrapped in the orange glow, in the soft, tender breeze and in a mysterious aura of the city, which only a few hours ago at this very location was filled with people and noise and an array of activities.

NIKON D700 1/25 second F/3.5 ISO 1600 42 mm

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Superb night capture!

31 Mar 2015 2:43pm

Robert D. Burr from Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Wonderful image, with great colour and treatment.....5*

31 Mar 2015 3:26pm

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

This is a superb image with 100% atmosphere - love it *****.

1 Apr 2015 6:12am

L'Angevine from Angers, France

superbe

1 Apr 2015 8:39am

omid from mashhad, Iran

woooooow!
very nice night shot!
such beautiful composition, tone & textures!
Lovely lighting!

2 Apr 2015 8:28am

JCJ from Troyes, France

superbe photoavec l'effet de lumières

5 Apr 2015 5:40pm

This image has been featured in 1 Remix collection.

lighting 2015 by omid

NIKON D700
1/25 second
F/3.5
ISO 1600
42 mm