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Dawn in the City of Champions

Posted by
Eric Cousineau (Sherwood Park, Canada) on 13 June 2012 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

The transition between night and day is beautiful as the sun rises is a magical time of day!

PENTAX K200D 1/20 second F/8.0 ISO 1600 222 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

great lights
Have a lovely day :)

13 Jun 2012 5:27am

@Shaahin Bahremand: THank you very much Shaahin! ;-)

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Beautiful colors and lights at the most beautiful moment of the day

13 Jun 2012 5:30am

@Paco Díaz: THank you very much Paco! Yes, I agree! ;-)

Nick from Issaquah, United States

Really Nice colors! Great shot!

13 Jun 2012 5:40am

@Nick: THank you very much Nick! ;-)

Lalena from Barcelona, Spain

Lovely urban landscape! Love colours

13 Jun 2012 6:05am

@Lalena: THank you very much Lalena! ;-)

Bill Brown from California, United States

Beautiful night cityscape.

13 Jun 2012 6:06am

@Bill Brown: THank you very much Bill! ;-)

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Merveilleuse vue et iamge quelle lumirèe et compo sueprbe.
Belle journée

13 Jun 2012 6:12am

@Nicou: Merci beaucoup Nicou! ;-)

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

The favourite hour ....

13 Jun 2012 6:13am

@Gérard Beullac: THank you very much Gerard! Yes indeed! ;-)

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Lovely night time frame

13 Jun 2012 6:24am

@Nigel: THank you very much Nigel! ;-)

Veronique from France, Switzerland

les villes qui se réveillent donnent une ambiance particulière

13 Jun 2012 6:30am

@Veronique: Merci beaucoup Véronique! Oui, comme une belle dame découlant de son sommeil de beauté! ;-)

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Fabulous shot, Eric! Fascinating how the sun falls on the older stone building compared to its dazzling effect on the new glass towers.

13 Jun 2012 7:44am

@Stephen: Thank you very much Stephen! Yes, it is a wonderful effect indeed! ;-)

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Beautiful beginning of the day.. lovely shot

13 Jun 2012 8:32am

@Sarito: Thank you very much Sarito! ;-)

sido from Seville, Spain

I love it, above all the light on the lower building is very attractive. Well done Eric.

13 Jun 2012 9:30am

@sido: Thank you very much Sido! ;-)

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

You captured beautiful light. Wonderfully reflected.

13 Jun 2012 9:39am

@Hiro: Thank you very much Hiro! ;-)

Martine from bousval, Belgium

haaaaaaaaaaa j'adore++++++ superbe ta photo!!!

13 Jun 2012 9:40am

@Martine: Merci beaucoup Martine! ;-)

PATRICK from miramas, France

splendid 5****

13 Jun 2012 10:18am

@PATRICK: Thank you very much Patrick! You are most kind! ;-)

Mhelene from Paris, France

Very beautiful !!

13 Jun 2012 10:28am

@Mhelene: Thank you very much Mhelene! ;-)

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

That really is a beautiful scene as the sun rises. Is that a church front and center? It adds wonderfully to the image. Nicely done, Eirc!

13 Jun 2012 10:57am

@Jason Politte: Thank you very much Jason! No, this is the Fairmont Hotel Macdonald built at the turn of the last century ! ;-)

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

A wonderful light of the dawn! I love it! A hug, Adela

13 Jun 2012 11:12am

@Adela Fonts: Thank you very much Adela! ;-)

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Belle lumière sur ces grands édifices! Très beau cadrage!

13 Jun 2012 11:30am

@mo.langel: Merci beaucoup Mo! ;-)

Laurette from Fourways - Johannesburg, South Africa

A beautiful early morning shot of the city Eric. The colours and light in this shot is fabulous. Bravo !!

13 Jun 2012 11:40am

@Laurette: Thank you very much Laurette! ;-)

Mariana M. from Waterloo, Canada

great night shot . great colors

13 Jun 2012 12:19pm

@Mariana M.: Thank you very much Mariana! ;-)

Slackwater - Don from Spokane, United States

A gorgeous cityscape and fine capture of this special time of day. Excellent.

13 Jun 2012 2:45pm

@Slackwater - Don: Thank you very much Don! ;-)

cassiel from Mexico, Mexico

Wonderful way to capture this beauty ligth

13 Jun 2012 2:47pm

@cassiel: Muchas gracias Cassiel y bienvenidos a mi blog! Por favor vuelva a visitarnos pronto! ;-)

Jen from Alpharetta, United States

so beautiful

13 Jun 2012 3:22pm

@Jen: Thank you very much Jen! ;-)

Sue-Ann from Quebec, Canada

beautiful light and colors, could be in Toronto, Montreal, I was wondering at first...

13 Jun 2012 3:52pm

@Sue-Ann: Thank you very much Sue-Ann! ;-)

Tomek from PoznaƄ, Poland

Amazing light. Beautiful cityscape Eric.:-)

13 Jun 2012 4:00pm

@Tomek: Thank you very much Tomek! ;-)

El pare from Prepirineu, Andorra

This light is a wonder, Eric. Well done.

13 Jun 2012 4:04pm

@El pare: Thank you very much Manel! ;-)

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

Sehr gute Abendaufnahme.

13 Jun 2012 4:23pm

@Heinz: Vielen Dank Heinz! ;-)

tataray from france, France

Magnifique lumière ... couleurs incroyables.
Très belle image.)

13 Jun 2012 5:19pm

@tataray: Merci beaucoup Raymonde! ;-)

Ainsley from Derbyshire, United Kingdom

This is beautifully done. Love the mixture of what looks like the setting sun in the buildings and the take over of street light.

13 Jun 2012 6:39pm

@Ainsley: Thank you very much Ainsley! ;-)

Aniya from Los Angeles, United States

nice shot

13 Jun 2012 7:09pm

@Aniya: Thank you very much Aniya and welcome to my blog! Please come back and visit soon! ;-)

Leigh from Northallerton, United Kingdom

Lovely city scape and a nice capture

13 Jun 2012 7:20pm

@Leigh: Thank you very much Leigh! ;-)

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Awesome !!! What a beautiful night shot Eric... Worth 5***** for me ! Have a lovely day :)

13 Jun 2012 7:28pm

@Tamara: Thank you very much Tamara! You are most kind! ;-)

Universe from Tehran, Iran

Excellent shot. Well done... Good luck !!!

13 Jun 2012 7:34pm

@Universe: Thank you very much Universe! ;-)

Carol from Leamington ON, Canada

This certainly is magical Eric... a most impressive capture, I love it! :)

13 Jun 2012 7:49pm

@Carol: Thank you very much Carol! ;-)

roni from Merksem, Belgium

very good

13 Jun 2012 7:50pm

@roni: Thank you very much Roni! ;-)

MARIE from Andorra

J'adore le contraste entre ces batiments neufs arrogants et cet immeuble comme désuet si superbement illuminé !

13 Jun 2012 8:27pm

@MARIE: Merci beaucoup Marie! Oui, le contraste entre les styles architecturaux est merveilleusement rehaussée par la lumière de l'aube au début doux! ;-)

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

The mixture of electric lights and early morning light make for a lovely image.

13 Jun 2012 8:38pm

@Steve Rice: Thank you very much Steve! ;-)

Lena from San Francisco, United States

Gorgeous City night view...

13 Jun 2012 8:48pm

@Lena: Thank you very much Lena! ;-)

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

very nice

13 Jun 2012 8:59pm

@john4jack: Thank you very much Jack! ;-)

Baldwin VW from Bejuma, Venezuela

At this hour you should be sleeping, not taking pictures ;-)) This lighting is really wonderful !!!

13 Jun 2012 9:26pm

@Baldwin VW: Thank you very much Baldwin! Yes, it is definitely worth the early rise! ;-)

Photographs by M.E. from San Francisco, United States

AWESOME night shot!

14 Jun 2012 1:02am

@Photographs by M.E.: Thank you very much Maria! ;-)

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

This is just gorgeous! Absolutely beautiful!

14 Jun 2012 2:11am

@Elaine Hancock: Thank you very much Elaine! ;-)

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Wonderful night shot, you should do more of these.

14 Jun 2012 11:30am

@Curly: Thank you very much Curly! ;-)

GJC from Kyoto, Japan

Indeed, you caught it at a fine moment, transitioning between one light and the next.

15 Jun 2012 6:25am

@GJC: Thank you very much GJC! ;-)

Sam from Chennai, India

Wonderful city view in the golden sun rays at dawn. Fantastic shot. Love it, Eric! :)

15 Jun 2012 5:07pm

@Sam: Thank you very much Sam! ;-)

k@ from Paris, France

The inner fire is such a beauty for this skyline, Eric !

15 Jun 2012 6:03pm

@k@: Thank you very much Karine! ;-)

Don Levesque from Saint John, Canada

Beautiful skyline! The most beautiful time of the day!
Wonderful capture Eric!

16 Jun 2012 11:23am

@Don Levesque: Thank you very much Don! Yes, I agree! ;-)

franz from Baden, Austria

glorious light of early morning, and a very interesting side-by-side of old and new !!!

16 Jun 2012 6:59pm

@franz: Thank you very much Franz! Yes, that is one of the things that makes this city very appealing! ;-)

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

This is a super night capture...i have not been able to get a decent night shot yet..very good Eric...well done

19 Jun 2012 12:20am

@StarCosmosBleu: Thank you very much Marcel! Yes, but don't give up trying! ;-)

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

You captured here the rare moment when daylight defeats night and electric ligths are put off by the sunlight blushing on the buildings! A rare moment, indeed!

19 Jun 2012 4:45am

@Japanalia: Thank you very much Gabriela! ;-)

1/20 second
ISO 1600
222 mm (35mm equiv.)