"I often think that the night is more alive and more richly colored than the day."
-- Vincent Van Gogh
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i would say it is this photo that would prove Van Gogh's point.....
From your night sky to the neon fish market sign this image is alive and full of vitality.
Where is it?
26 Oct 2009 5:54am
@Dulcie: Thank you Dulcie :) This is in Seattle Washington at Pike Place Market.
Because that is when fish come swimming or flying across the sky :) Nice shot.
26 Oct 2009 6:12am
Like a giant symbol to draw the masses
26 Oct 2009 6:20am
Really great image, top markes
26 Oct 2009 6:38am
Love it !
26 Oct 2009 7:00am
superbe ces lumieres de la nuit !
26 Oct 2009 7:01am
FABULOUS shot Sharon - 5 ***** my shot of the day
26 Oct 2009 7:02am
Excellent!!!! Very beautiful night light!!!! J'aime!!!!:)
26 Oct 2009 7:20am
Beautiful nightshot, love that fish sign!
26 Oct 2009 7:26am
a great nightshot , i like this light created by the red shop sign
26 Oct 2009 7:39am
"Walking down Main Street / Getting to know the concrete / Looking for a purpose from a neon sign" (Son Volt)
My time of the day, my colours, my kind of picture. What a brilliant photograph, Sharon! I like my days to shine in black & white, but these nights are coming in colours everywhere. Great & a new favourite to me! All the best & safe travels, Fritsch.
26 Oct 2009 7:51am
Lovely night shot! Perfect lighting. I also like the POV
26 Oct 2009 7:52am
Like in a Wim Wenders movie (Paris-Texas), love the tones and that atmosphere the subtle palette (Vincent would have loved for sure) enhances... We're both in fish markets today :) but yours seems a Birds Market in that red & purple sky - or is it a flying fish ? Magic !
26 Oct 2009 8:04am
A real stunner - brilliantly done, Sharon!
26 Oct 2009 8:15am
wonderfully atmospheric.....lovely photo Sharon!
26 Oct 2009 8:27am
Excellent exposure, very well done.
It seems an apocalyptic vision, like of the end of the times. Wonderful taking, with much dramatic force.
26 Oct 2009 8:28am
a wonderful find a dreamful colours!
26 Oct 2009 9:05am
looks like granville island maybe? tho it's hard to imagine them missing part of their A lol like the little fishy, i don't get to granville enuff... i like to go there when i need sassafrass or a hat lol neat shot!!
26 Oct 2009 9:07am
it has a kind of twin peaks mood for me, love it
26 Oct 2009 9:21am
Excellent! The writing is coming out so nicely!
26 Oct 2009 10:07am
Beautifully captured Sharon! It speaks volumes...... ;-)
26 Oct 2009 11:09am
a beautiful night shot!
26 Oct 2009 11:18am
excellent mood and colors
26 Oct 2009 11:26am
It's almost cinematographic. I can't stop looking at those fading colors in the sky. Great image.
26 Oct 2009 11:40am
There's almost something absurd here mais definitely funny ! Great eyes you've got Sharon.
26 Oct 2009 11:54am
Very beautiful - love the sky glow!
26 Oct 2009 12:14pm
I love neon. You know that. This is beautifully framed too!
26 Oct 2009 12:49pm
26 Oct 2009 12:54pm
Lovely, just lovely!
26 Oct 2009 1:00pm
It remembers me absolute to "Moulin Rouge". Or? A stunning piece of shot. Fine my friend!
26 Oct 2009 1:31pm
I'm in agreement with Van Gogh, for without darkness there is no light.
Beautiful use of the both, Sharon, cheers.
26 Oct 2009 1:32pm
such an appropriate title . . . ;-)
26 Oct 2009 1:41pm
it's VERY cinematic!! gorgeous mood -- again another brooder! could be the start of some sort of vampire or twilight zone film!!! awesome!
26 Oct 2009 1:44pm
Excellent shot, and very cinematic. Well done.
26 Oct 2009 1:48pm
Superb color ! very impressive.
26 Oct 2009 1:55pm
Very beautiful night, colors (even if A has a small failure!) agree well with the night. I am not sure to agree with VVG but it was all right to have our own opinion!
26 Oct 2009 2:00pm
It looks so dramatic and cinematrographic!
26 Oct 2009 2:05pm
26 Oct 2009 3:13pm
The red neon against the color of the sky is terrific. Great image!
26 Oct 2009 3:15pm
What an incredibly beautiful expression of the night mood!!! The colours, the tone, the light, and the darkness work together magically! What a shot and great work Sharon... an immediate favourite! Thanks for sharing the beautiful words of Van Gogh!:-)
26 Oct 2009 3:25pm
Excellent shot !! Funny but beauty... but funny !!!
26 Oct 2009 3:30pm
Looking at this great shot, I'd say perhaps Vincent is exactly right about the colors of the night.
26 Oct 2009 3:35pm
Fantastic, I really like this, the subtles tones in the sky are just wonderful, 5*
26 Oct 2009 3:43pm
Great image, beautiful light and colors, great composition. Excellent work!
26 Oct 2009 3:45pm
Very cool. I would recognize the Pike Street Market anywhere. It is an absolutely terrific place.
26 Oct 2009 4:10pm
love the mood and colors! good job.
26 Oct 2009 4:13pm
Van Gogh was right ! :) Stunning tones!
26 Oct 2009 4:31pm
This sign has been photographed millions of times, which suggests nothing new could be said about it; but you have actually created an original image which is absolutely wonderful. Congratulations!
26 Oct 2009 4:43pm
blue, love the "half" big A and lovely sky. Might not have worked in B&W?
26 Oct 2009 4:56pm
I love this night image. Nothing like night lights in the sky.
26 Oct 2009 4:57pm
I like this! Good effect with the lights.. I think the red suits the setting :) good work
26 Oct 2009 5:08pm
Perfect Sharon. This red is perfect against this purple-gray sky.
I agree with Van Gogh. At this time, night is my favourite time of the "day" to shoot ;)
26 Oct 2009 5:11pm
Superb. What a wonderful dark image.
26 Oct 2009 5:16pm
I absolutely love this. But I´ve told you already :)
26 Oct 2009 5:53pm
I was just visiting your blog. I love your photos. Con,gratulations Bluechameleon!
26 Oct 2009 7:54pm
26 Oct 2009 8:37pm
Someone has been visiting Seattle! Nicely captured and I love the quote. Lovely.
26 Oct 2009 8:51pm
Really great work...
26 Oct 2009 9:02pm
Love the surreal and dreamlike atmosphere! Fantastic nightshot!
26 Oct 2009 9:49pm
Beautiful tones and colour.
26 Oct 2009 10:16pm
Love the lighting on this one! :)
26 Oct 2009 10:28pm
What an awesome capture. I really like how you exposed both the neon sign and the background.
27 Oct 2009 12:41am
I do agree so much with Van Gogh quotation and your shot proves it so well... Love the frame, the colors of the sky and neons' effect... i'm always fascinated by night's aspects of things that we even don't notice during the day.
27 Oct 2009 1:01am
WHAT A GREAT ONE!!! I really like this one. One shot, one object but many stories growing up in my head... Excellent and in my fav VFXY!
27 Oct 2009 1:21am
A beautiful shot, Sharon. Makes one want to visit the place. Has a surreal quality.
27 Oct 2009 2:17am
Superb shot, very effective and I love the directions to the fish market.
27 Oct 2009 2:26am
wow, cool processing. love those lights :)
27 Oct 2009 2:48am
i can't argue with van gogh.. ;D this one's a beautiful capture.. well done! :D
Great night shot... great sky in the background too.
27 Oct 2009 3:22am
you are so correct that the night is always fantastic! i love this one like what i often see in the movies,for example: famous caption of foxford!
27 Oct 2009 4:20am
Absolutely awesome...A superlative image on all counts...an instant favorite...the Van Gogh quote is brilliantly applied! Great work!
27 Oct 2009 5:38am
i love this shot ,sharon ,all ,the composition ,the athmosphere ,the colors !!
five stars for me !
27 Oct 2009 6:58am
Gran iluminacion, junto al dramatismo que ha adquirido al fotografia te ha quedado de lujo.
Buen trabajo, saludos.
27 Oct 2009 8:47am
I love the enviroment and feeling acheved. Goo, good shot.
27 Oct 2009 8:49am
27 Oct 2009 9:36am
I like the way it floats
27 Oct 2009 11:36am
very cool neon!!!
27 Oct 2009 12:33pm
27 Oct 2009 12:44pm
I love that part of the "A" is not working. It makes us realize that even objects (or metaphorically, people) that are not 100% perfect are still beautiful.
27 Oct 2009 2:46pm
very very cool, and nice shot
27 Oct 2009 2:49pm
Wonderful color..especially against the ominous dark sky!!
27 Oct 2009 3:22pm
LOVE old signage! awesome.
27 Oct 2009 3:25pm
Vraiment superbe cette photo de nuit! Comme des lettres dans la nuit!!
27 Oct 2009 3:41pm
Cracking exposure . . love the drama against the sky.
27 Oct 2009 5:09pm
That certainly draws the attention, like eye candy lol well done Sharon ;)
27 Oct 2009 5:43pm
Sharon .. what a shot .. incredible combination ofm the reds .. FANTASTIC!!
27 Oct 2009 6:13pm
27 Oct 2009 6:34pm
Really nice against the dark sky!
27 Oct 2009 7:03pm
Something surrealist ! reminds me ofthe film Arizona dream d'Emir Kusturica.......love the mood !
27 Oct 2009 7:04pm
Une belle atmosphère
27 Oct 2009 7:15pm
Great background sky.
27 Oct 2009 7:34pm
in many cases, night is much more fun than during the day. it has its own unique atmosphere and lifestyle, great capture of the public market here!
27 Oct 2009 8:08pm
i ponder the concept of a private market,
where nobody is invited and the fish,
the fish lay eggs and eat each other
and the sky is only the backdrop to
this invitation-only wetness mart...
27 Oct 2009 9:06pm
Simple, graphically sober but I think it is what the night does. Shade the day off its superficiality to give us the bare truth of things, just like the bright days blinds you from the shiny to reveal the essence that lies in the shadows.
A nice visual.
27 Oct 2009 10:10pm
A fabulous light, and great atmosphere on this shot.
C'est très beau !
27 Oct 2009 10:37pm
excelente imagen nocturna, me gusta el color de las luces de neon!! saludos!
28 Oct 2009 12:31am
knock down gorgeous!
28 Oct 2009 2:45am
I saw this image on vfxy today and never did I suspect it was yours! I've come to expect b&w from you and it is so nice to see a bit of color (but your b&w always ROCK!). This is a fantastic image - I love the light on the clouds, the angle at which you captured the sign. Well done, Sharon.
28 Oct 2009 4:09am
28 Oct 2009 4:53am
Fantastic night shot on this and again great processing! The red really shows strongly in this - and seafood does sound good right now!
28 Oct 2009 6:27am
Striking image with great light control. Very well done.
28 Oct 2009 8:13am
Wow, this is smashing, great lighting and the framing with the sky is really cool!
28 Oct 2009 11:34am
looks even better here :)
28 Oct 2009 5:48pm
I can just imagine this place in either my dreams or in movies!
28 Oct 2009 6:29pm
28 Oct 2009 6:35pm
Beautiful!!!! Perfect! The color of the sky. The sign. It's picturesque! It's like a professional logo.
28 Oct 2009 7:37pm
excellent. it has a lomo feel to it.
29 Oct 2009 11:52pm
Woah, as if the sign wasn't cool enough, that sky is brilliant. Perfectly captured!
31 Oct 2009 12:25am
1 Nov 2009 10:53pm
fabulously colored night shot of the market! i love the black of your background, very dramatic :)
2 Nov 2009 6:34pm
Just started to explore your mind by this photoblog! Impressive job elsewhere... Like this one and have some project to realize in this way. Bonne semaine.
4 Nov 2009 12:59pm
4 Nov 2009 7:19pm
I'm crazy about this shot.
9 Nov 2009 3:19am
27 Nov 2009 5:19am
excellent exposure! well done
30 Nov 2009 8:09am
Another of my favourite locations, catching the clipper from Victoria, BC. I love the very essence of Pike place market and have never managed to capture the sign outside at the entrance anywhere near as beautifully as you have, Sharon. This is a masterclass in how it should be done. I will have to try harder next time
15 Dec 2009 2:10pm
Bonjour. Une photo qui a attiré mon regard ; une belle lumière. J'aime.
Hello. A photo which caught my eye; a beautiful light. I like.
3 Jan 2010 10:09am
NICE shot! SUPER NICE!
29 Apr 2010 12:18am
ça attire la clientèle
21 Oct 2012 12:19pm
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